Seth Walker

biography

Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar. His latest studio album, Gotta Get Back, produced by Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers, is yet another masterwork that further expands upon this reputation.

Growing up on a commune in rural North Carolina, the son of classically trained musicians, Seth Walker played cello long before discovering the six-string in his 20s. When his introduction to the blues came via his Uncle Landon Walker, who was both a musician and disc jockey, his fate was forever sealed. Instantaneously, Seth was looking to artists like T-Bone Walker, Snooks Eaglin, and B.B. King as a wellspring of endless inspiration. The rest is history. He’s released seven albums between 1997 and 2015; breaking into the Top 20 of the Americana charts and receiving praise from NPR, American Songwriter, No Depression and Blues Revue, among others.

In addition to extensive recording and songwriting pursuits, Seth is consistently touring and performing at venues and festivals around the world. Along with headline shows, he’s been invited to open for The Mavericks, The Wood Brothers, Raul Malo, Paul Thorn and Ruthie Foster, among others.

Seth Walker is currently splitting his time between New Orleans and New York City after previously residing in Austin and Nashville. He’s used those experiences wisely, soaking up the sounds and absorbing the musical lineage of these varied places. With a bluesman’s respect for roots and tradition, coupled with an appreciation for—and successful melding of—contemporary songwriting, Seth sublimely incorporates a range of styles with warmth and grace. Perhaps Country Standard Time said it best: “If you subscribe to the Big Tent theory of Americana, then Seth Walker –with his blend of blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock, and a dash country—just might be your poster boy.”

news

PopMatters Premieres Seth Walker’s New Video, “High Time”
Blues Blast Magazine Praises Seth Walker’s Gotta Get Back
The Avett Brothers are #1, Six Other NFT Artists Make AMA Top 100 Albums of 2016!
No Depression Reviews Seth Walker’s New Album
All About Jazz Gives New Seth Walker Album Four Stars!
Seth Walker Debuts @ No. 6 on Billboard Blues Chart
Icon Fetch Reviews Seth Walker’s New Album
Elmore Magazine Reviews Seth Walker’s New Album, “Gotta Get Back”
Guitar World Premieres Seth Walker’s, “Turn This Thing Around”
The Bluegrass Situation Premieres Seth Walker’s New Track “High Time.”

TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
May 10 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
May 11 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy
May 12 Washington, DC Gypsy Sally’s
May 13 Roanoke, VA The Spot on Kirk
May 17 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House Club
May 18 Jim Thorpe, PA Mauch Chunk Opera House
May 19 Fairfield, CT Fairfield Theatre StageOne
May 20 Liberty, NY Downtown Barn
May 21 New York, NY Iridium Jazz Club
Jun 01 Greensboro, NC Van Dyke Performance Space
Jun 02 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse
Jun 04 Asheville, NC Isis Theatre
Jun 16 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic
Jun 17 Athens, GA The Foundry
Jun 18 Montgomery, AL Capitol Oyster Bar
Jun 24 New Orleans, LA Bayou District Blues Night
Jul 06 Houston, TX McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Jul 07 La Grange, TX Bugle Boy
Jul 08 Galveston, TX Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 06 - Jan 13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Sandy Beaches Cruises, Inc

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