Steve Walker has been playing music professionally throughout the Northeast for over twenty years. Steve began playing guitar while at Duke University, and music demanded his full attention as he went on to music studies at Kutztown State University. Steve plays original, traditional and contemporary songs on six, twelve string and slide guitars, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and keyboards.
Steve Walker has shared the stage with such noted performers as Tom Rush, Vassar Clements, Jesse Colin Young, Steve Kimock, Merl Saunders, Dark Star Orchestra, and the McCoy Tyner Trio. Some of the venues where he and Born Cross-Eyed, the popular band of which he is a founding member have been featured include the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Lone Star Cafe, John & Peters, Godfrey Daniels, Kutztown Folk Festival, and the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Steve Walker is featured on the nationally released CD "Relix 20th Anniversary Concert" a live recording at the Wetlands in NYC, jamming with former Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten and David Nelson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Steve’s Mandolin playing won “Best String Instrumentalist” at the 2007 Lehigh Valley Music Awards, and he was nominated for five Lehigh Valley Music Awards in 2008.
Steve Walker is well versed in Jazz, Classical, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Reggae, Country, and Folk styles, and traditional Irish and Celtic jigs, reels and fiddle tunes. In addition to a large repertoire of original songs, traditional material, today’s popular tunes, and jazz standards, Steve Walker offers his own interpretation of classic songs by Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia & the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, James Taylor, Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Little Feat, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, and many other artists. Steve is always happy to play requests, and to respond and interact with the audience.
Please come out and enjoy a live performance, jam at an Open Mic he hosts, or sharpen your songwriting skills at his monthly Songwriters Workshop at Godfrey Daniels. Visit his website for all the info: www.hexhollowmusic.com/SteveWalker.htm