“Anthony Walker commanded as much appreciation and adulation from a relative handful in a local dive bar (I mean that in the best way) as Bruce Springsteen and a 15 member E Street Band did for 20,000 in a hockey arena.
“Walker and The Medicine Chest manage to control several compositional styles and still retain the original essence of his folk beginnings, and that ability has paid off in the form of packed rooms and pillaged CD racks throughout New Jersey.
"When Strangers Say Hello" is a cohesive effort reminding listeners why folk-rock can be an amazing musical experience. If more musicians embraced their inner Walker, the world would be a more expressive and meaningful place.
“Walker croons with a wounded swagger that, backed by the band's bittersweet ebb and sunny, hook-laden flow, calls to mind the Golden State country-fused rock of Parsons' Flying Burrito Brothers and the Byrds, Poco and, most noticeably, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
The Asbury Park Press
"Poised to take his genre to his own gritty level"
“Anthony’s debut full-length, When Strangers Say Hello, takes confident strides into adulthood, fusing his abundant boy-next-door charm and acoustic guitar with well-crafted full-band arrangements.”
““When Strangers Say Hello” is an excellent introduction to this young, gifted singer-songwriter. I am sure it will be a while before Anthony Walker’s next album, but I am already looking forward to hearing how his music continues to grow.”
"..an intelligent, introspective singer/songwriter"
"Walker has embraced the folk rock genre while melding timeless tradition to suit the modern world. Delve into his music and you will discover poignant music wrought with heartfelt sincerity."