Venue Address (Get Directions)Southland Ballroom
Date and Time
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 7:00pm
For Fans Of: Delbert McClinton, Wet Willie, The Mavericks
Music audiences around the world were first introduced to Seth Walker with the release of his eponymous long-player on Hyena Records in 2007. It would hit the top twenty of the Americana and Living Blues charts, while receiving praise from publications like No Depression, Blues Revue and Maverick UK Magazine.
Creative Loafing wrote, “Seth Walker is a splendid mix of roots styles: blues, soul and Americana, featuring deep-fried guitar licks, churchy organ and crisp horns, mostly delivered over spot-on shuffles.” Westword declared, “Seth Walker serves Southern roots guit-pickin’ and blues songcraft with ease and grace.
Echoing a variety of artists, from Jimmy Reed to Ray Charles, he slips expertly from loose-jointed shuffles to organ-inflected feel-good fare and a whole lot more. An old soul with new fingers, Walker cooks from start to finish.”
Although he is heavily influenced by guitar players BB King, T-Bone Walker and Snooks Eaglin to name just a few, Seth also has a great gift for songwriting in the blues idiom. “These songs sound like classic — matter of fact, they are!” says Chris Tomlin, Gold Record recording artist. Growing up in rural North Carolina surrounded by a musica, artistic family has lent itself to Seth’s natural ability to entertain audiences with his music and the ease with which he performs. W.C. Clark, considered The Godfather of Austin’s Blues scene, is featured on Seth’s second album Meet Me in the Middle and believes the music is in his blood. “Seth is from a long line of great players and singers. He’s rich with soul, a tasteful player and a warrior in the field.”
Seth has honed his skills for the last ten years in Austin, TX, playing among the best blues musicians in the world.
Having opened shows for icons such as Ray Charles, BB King, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, The Mavericks, and Aaron Neville, Walker has established himself in the music world as a unique and compelling performer.
Seth impressed Taj Majal when he opened up for the blues legend in 2005. “He’s playing some hip music, with changes and soul” he commented. “A little white Ray Charles.”