SETH WALKER – THURSDAY, 8/28 @ 5:30PM
Revered roots music troubadour Seth Walker recently took up residency in New Orleans. Upon his relocation the Big Easy, the North Carolina-native completed a trifecta for time spent living in hallowed southern music cities. His journey began in Austin where he fast became a staple of the Texas blues scene. He’d later relocate to Nashville to absorb its rich songwriting history. Clearly, however, it is the influence of his current home in NOLA that inspired the gospel-soaked fervor and gritty guitar burn at the core of his latest album, Sky Still Blue. Abetted by producer Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers), Walker revels in the devil-on-my-trail grizzle and longing blue notes that make songs like ‘Trouble,’ ‘High Wire’ and ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ resonate so convincingly. Yet, as Walker’s fans have come to expect, there s always a sweet melody, a turn of phrase wrapped in a wink-and-a-smile or an undeniable pop hook close at hand. Sky Still Blue is a masterful work conveyed through Walker’s expressive, soul-burnished voice, agile guitar artistry and impeccable southern songwriting, all of which have garnered him a reputation as one of the most acclaimed modern roots artists in the country over the last decade.