Zakiya Hooker is quite familiar with the blues. You could even say she had a front-row seat to view the best the genre had to offer, right in her own living room. Her dad was the renowned blues giant John Lee Hooker. To be the daughter of a Living Legend is a major obstacle.  To choose to follow in his footsteps is a major undertaking. But rather than relying on her father, Zakiya has pursued life -- and music -- on her own terms, overcoming personal tragedy and skepticism along the way.   But you know what they say, “the fruit never falls too far from the tree”.  This certainly rings true with Zakiya.

A strong and versatile vocalist, Zakiya has carved out a market for herself.  The Jazzy Blues sound takes you in and out of songs like Hey Lady, Baby you Busted, Receipt To Sing The Blues and Protect me from the Blues.  The songs are from her debut European CD Another Generation of the Blues and her second International release on Pointblank/Virgin, Flavors of the Blues.  In 2003 Zakiya released a live CD in Buenos Aires, Argentina “Colors Of The Blues”.  Zakiya’s fourth CD “Keeping It Real” was released June 16, 2009 on their company label, Boogie With The Hook Records.  Zakiya Hooker is a regal combination of sass and soul.  “Keeping It Real” is a defining contribution to her legacy as a woman singing the blues.

Zakiya Hooker is quite familiar with the blues. You could even say she had a front-row seat to view the best the genre had to offer, right in her own living room. Her dad was the renowned blues giant John Lee Hooker. To be the daughter of a Living Legend is a major obstacle.  To choose to follow in his footsteps is a major undertaking. But rather than relying on her father, Zakiya has pursued life -- and music -- on her own terms, overcoming personal tragedy and skepticism along the way.   But you know what they say, “the fruit never falls too far from the tree”.  This certainly rings true with Zakiya.A strong and versatile vocalist, Zakiya has carved out a market for herself.  The Jazzy Blues sound takes you in and out of songs like Hey Lady, Baby you Busted, Receipt To Sing The Blues and Protect me from the Blues.  The songs are from her debut European CD Another Generation of the Blues and her second International release on Pointblank/Virgin, Flavors of the Blues.  In 2003 Zakiya released a live CD in Buenos Aires, Argentina “Colors Of The Blues”.  Zakiya’s fourth CD “Keeping It Real” was released June 16, 2009 on their company label, Boogie With The Hook Records.  Zakiya Hooker is a regal combination of sass and soul.  “Keeping It Real” is a defining contribution to her legacy as a woman singing the blues.