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

Maverick Magazine

Collaborations

Music is language, native language across the planet. A powerful or poignant dialogue can unfold without ever speaking a word or reading a note – music is an open pallette for collaboration that transcends backgrounds or genres, language or familiarity. Walter has teamed up with artists across cultures ranging from a duo with Grammy-winning kora player Mamadou Diabate to Scottish fiddler Jonny Hardie and Grammy-nominated American guitarist Alex de Grassi. Here are some of the collaborations Walter has engaged in:

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.