Born: May 1, 1948
At first glance it would seem that Zakiya Hooker was born into the Blues. After all, her father is the late great Blues Legend John Lee Hooker. But rather than relying on her father, Zakiya has pursued life and music on her own terms.
In 1991 Zakiya made her first public appearance with her father, John Lee Hooker at the Kaiser Center Theatre in Oakland, California. Since that time Zakiya has gone on to peform on shows with Etta James, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Charlie Musselwhite, Narada Michael Walden and many, many more. By 1993 Zakiya released her first CD Another Generation Of The Blues on Silverton Records. In 1997 she released her second CD Flavors Of The Blues worldwide on Pointblank/Virgin Records. 2001 brought a live release recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina Colors Of The Blues. She is now finishing up her fourth CD....