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RE: Who do I remind you of?



 
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" button.
 
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 it.
 
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.
 
hoby


From: William Walker [mailto:billwalker@baymoon.com]
Sent: Monday, September 02, 2013 10:56 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: OT: Who do I remind you of?

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 indulgence
 Bill