Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Recommended Utah artists to check out:
Jhonny K (and the Krew) www.reverbnation.com/JhonnyK (Great song! – Back Up)
Mary Tebbs www.reverbnation.com/MaryTebbs (Great song! - Infectious Guarantee)
Kole Hansen www.kolemusic.com

SONGWRITER SERIES at Salt Lake County Libraries
Wow! 86 people at the June 13th show at Draper branch in a room with capacity of 80! What a night that was with Alan and John Paul (Sons of Other Mothers) and Jhonny K and the Krew. It was a very entertaining night. Jhonny K played some great songs with the full sound of his band and really involved the audience.
The series is very grateful to Alan Sanders for providing sound engineering making the musicians sound their best and enhancing the experience. We also appreciate very much Carol Ormond from the library staff for her support in helping us promote this project and work with the library system.
Coming up July 11th at Sandy is Chris Orrock and Brian Bingham. Following that on August 15th at Whitmore is Otter Creek and Kole Hansen! I am very excited about that show. Kole has been touring all over the country this past year and will be in town following the Summer Jam West conference she and her family has been organizing each year. This is the third conference and it just keeps getting better with industry professionals conducting workshops and teaching the ins and outs of the business to musicians that come from around the country to participate in this great event.

My Songwriting
I’m continuing to record snippets of ideas, “bits and pieces,” for future reference. I have new revised versions of “We Can Fly” and “Reason to Believe” which I plan to post sometime soon. I played these new versions at the May 23rd Series show in Herriman. Meanwhile I wrote two new songs from ideas I’ve had floating around for many years. They are “Long Way Down” and “Over and Done.” These have been recorded in acoustic demo format and posted on the Reverb Nation site. I played both of these at the June 13th Series show in Draper.
My Collaborating
I am putting a band together to make band arrangements of my tunes. I don’t want to jinx the project as we have not solidified any band members yet, but I am talking with a bass player and a drummer. At this point they are listening to about 25 songs to identify ones that pique their interest. Then they can fool around with arrangement ideas and I hope to get together this month and bang some tunes around. I need another guitar player that can sing well so we can harmonize and thicken out the guitar arrangements.
My Recording
I recorded three “Sampler” songs that have short snippets strung together and posted them on the Reverb Nation site:
Steve Walker Songs Sampler #1
A Weary Soul to get me Through the Day (Pearce/Walker)
Army Man
Rosemary Days
Blame it on the Woman
She's My Girl
Fine! Fine! Fine!
Forever and a Day
Drive My Car
Gone, Gone, Gone
Reason to Believe
We Can Fly
Hidden Meadow Song (Boy and a Girl)
Already There

Steve Walker Songs Sampler #2
State of Confusion
Peace Will Come
O Freedom
Must Be Love
Carry On
Sweet Celebration
Roll Your Way
Low Down
Looks Like Rain
Don't Let Me Down
Pony Express
She Cries
Shroud of Sadness (9-11-01)
Looks Like Rain

Steve Walker Covers Sampler #1
Calling All Angels - Train
Closer To Fine - Indigo Girls
Delilah - Plain White T's
Give A Little - Supertramp
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - Proclaimers
Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Sandman - America
Drive - Incubus
Take It Easy - Eagles
In Your Eyes -
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
I Can See Clearly - Johnny Nash
Pink Houses - John Cougar Mellencamp
Wicked Game - Chris Issack
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Blue Suede Shows - Elvis Presley
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
Truckin' - Grateful Dead
Merry Christmas Baby - B B King
Run Run Rudolph - Bryan Adams

My Live Performance
June 13th – Played three songs between acts at the Songwriter Series in Draper. I played:
Over and Done
Long Way Down
Blame It On The Woman

June 21st – Played the annual summer solstice party at the Larsen’s big backyard on June 21st along with Sons of Other Mothers. It was a madhouse mob and we estimate well over 200 people enjoying food, friends, and great music. I did about half covers half my own tunes. Here’s my set list:
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Sister Golden Hair
Born To Run
Over and Done
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Forever and a Day
Long Way Down
Bad Case of Loving You
Give A Little Bit
Harvest Moon
Still … You Turn Me On
Hey There Delilah
Army Man
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Slow Dancing
Fine Fine Fine
Blame It On The Woman
Must Be Love
Free Falling

June 22 – I got involved with Michael Elrick and Bryan Brough at the Grove Theater to help promote their attempt at the Guinness Book of World Records for the World’s longest concert. The attempt ran from Friday, June 17th, thru Saturday, July 2nd. The attempt failed but it was a lot of fun and they continued to play. I helped book a few bands and along the way made some new friends. I played my set on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7PM. Bryan, Michael, Nancy, and me were the only ones there when I began as I was the first act starting the evening off. About half way through people began to arrive with Coyote Fever who went on after me. There were about 15 by the time I finished (LOL) but I did a real good set and happy with the performance. It was nice to be on a theater stage with a good sound system and lights so I treated it like a dress rehearsal and told my stories and song intros like it was a packed house. It was great fun! I played only my songs. Here is the set list:
Over And Done
Fine! Fine! Fine!
Long Way Down
Weary Soul
Low Down
We Can Fly
O Freedom
Army Man
Forever And A Day (For Mike)
Rosemary Days
Blame It On The Woman
Roll Your Way
Slow Dancing
Must Be Love

Upcoming shows:
July 7         Canyon Inn
July 15       Songwriter Series at Sandy
Aug 15      Songwriter Series at Whitmore
Aug 27      Magna Arts Festival

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