Record Review: Seth Walker – Gotta Get Back

Record Review: Seth Walker – Gotta Get Back

Seth Walker Releases GOTTA GET BACK Out Now On ROYAL POTATO FAMILY!

Last week I was asked if I would like to review an album by Seth Walker. “Who??” The publicist at the other end of the email was quite patient and asked that I listen to one song. “Right on. I can do that easy!” It was suggested that I listen to the first track, Seth Walker’s “High Times”. I totally dug the vibe of the song, Seth’s vocals were sharp and the stripped down groovy instrumentals of the song had me hooked.

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Seth Walker

I asked the publicist if there was more for me to listen to and I was directed to the super-secret website where music reviewers go to listen to CD’s before they are released. I had already listened to the first track and was curious how the rest would fall into place. I was surprised with Seth Walker’s work. I did not know that he had released eight albums before this one.

Track 2 came as a cool surprise. A bit more upbeat with some old school rock sound with a touch of some outlaw country guitar riffs with a hollow body sound.

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Seth Walker

I went through the rest of the CD and it was an Americana journey of different styles of music, from rock to country and Americana to church. One thing was certain; I had to listen to the title track of the album, #11, “Gotta Get Back”. This song inspired me and I knew what he was saying. In my travels through life, I was sidetracked, in a place to reassess and get back to it.

Seth Walker, along Chris & Oliver Wood on bass and backing vocals, and Jano Rix producing in Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studio in Nashville, turned out a #6 Billboard Blues Album and a Top 10 Americana Radio Chart with “Gotta Get Back”.

Seth Walker is currently on tour making Midwest/Great Plains stops below:

Jan 19 – Omaha, NE – 21st Saloon

Jan 20 – Denver, CO – The Walnut Room

Jan 21 – Carbondale, CO – Steve’s Guitars

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Seth Walker

Only slightly outside of my normal music listening zone, Seth Walker’s “Gotta Get Back” has had some steady “air time” in The Pit’s home office in Omaha. He went from “Who?” to “Hey! You have got to listen to this new Seth Walker record!”

Thanks man. I will see you in Omaha.

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