Mixing a little public art with classic rock history, the Water Street Tavern is home to the latest mural in downtown Kent — featuring Joe Walsh honing his iconic guitar style in Kent during the 1970s.
Here’s a recent video clip of Joe talking about his new mural.
From Joan Baez, Leon Redbone and Judy Collins to Bo Diddley, Michelle Shocked and the Cowboy Junkies, the Kent music scene has rocked northeast Ohio for half a century and shows no signs of slowing down.
Joe Walsh of Eagles fame was a regular, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Devo, and even Led Zeppelin followed up a stadium show in Cleveland with a surprise impromptu concert in a Kent bar.
Kent’s small venue gigs have always given the artists a chance to kick-back, unplug, and showcase their talent. That tradition continues today at the Kent Stage and other venues around town.
Welcome home Joe.