"A many-layered, multi-textured, one-man folk festival."

Maverick Magazine

Collaborations

Music is native language. Universally, across the planet.

In music, a powerful or poignant dialogue can unfold between people without ever speaking a word. Now that’s some fertile ground for collaboration. – for creating new musical languages that transcend backgrounds or genres. Walter has collaborated with artists ranging from a duo with Grammy-winning kora player Mamadou Diabate to Scottish fiddler Jonny Hardie and Grammy nominated American guitarist Alex de Grassi.

Mali trip

I traveled to Mali to delve deeper into West African music, right in the heart of it. Grammy-winning kora player Toumani Diabate (famous in the west for his collaborations with Ali Farke Toure, Taj Mahal, Bjork) invited me to further my playing of kora music on the guitar with him in Bamako and to connect with Malian musicians there.

Video

Videos of Walter performing solo and in collaborations. Current selections include solo guitar pieces and guitar-vocal songs ** Fula Brothers: the trio with Mamadou Sidibe and Kendrick Freeman ** the duo with kora player Sidiki Diabate from Mali ** the Mamajowali trio featuring Walter, Joe Craven, and Mamadou Sidibe ** and duets with Mamadou Sidibe,  bassist Sam Bevan, and guitarist Stevie Coyle.