First off, let me say that I am thrilled by the
prospect of a Bill Walker solo release. Can't wait to hit that "Buy Now"
As for your question; for me, the answer is easy: early
Michael Brook. Same deep sense of mystery and beauty. His debut solo album -
"Hybrid" was co-produced by himself, Eno and Lanois and is one of the most
important musical discoveries of my entire life. (First bought it on vinyl at
the local record shop because of those two co-production credits, the fact
that he was listed as playing "infinite guitar", and the album art.) The title
track still still brings me to a halt every time I listen to
Congratulations on the impending release, Bill. I'm
going to head over to CD Baby right now, search on your name, and then start
hitting "Refresh" over and over.
Dear list friends, I have a question I wanted to put out
to any of you who have heard me play, The reason I'm asking is I'm about to put
out my first solo music in ages and the first in a way that anyone anywhere can
access it. and I've been asked this question by CD baby who is handling my
distribution, initially, List 3 musicians you sound the most like?
And honestly I can't really say. I actually don't particularly care to
compare in this way, but for the sake of marketing i'm giving it a go. I would
gravitate toward naming influences, particularly those who's audience I would
love to cultivate. But it would be presumptuous of me to name an influence like
Jeff Beck, or David Torn, or Terje Rypdal, Bill Frisell, etc..
or any of a number of guitarists, simply because I don't think I sound
like any of those guys. However, there have been enough gigs over the years
where some complete stranger comes up and says they remind me of such and
such: Adrian Belew, was the cultural reference point in a club in Osaka for
two young dudes in 1992, who were watching me play. So I'm interested to know
what you my Cyber pals have to say and I ask any of you who care to comment,
does my playing remind you of anyone?
Self promotion is a Bitch!
Thanks for your