Robert Walter’s 20th Congress Covers Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney & More For 2nd Lagniappe Session

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Robert Walter’s 20th Congress is again featured in Aquarium Drunkard’s ongoing covers series The Lagniappe Sessions. The second edition of Robert Walter’s 20th Congress’ The Lagniappe Sessions features covers of songs by Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney, Roxy Music, Burt Bacharach and Gary Numan.

Keyboardist Robert Walter writes that he was turned on to Roxy Music by producer Shawn Everett while recording Mike Gordon’s latest studio album OGOGO. Bacharach and Numan each helped inform the writing and production RW2C’s upcoming new album Spacesuit, which is due on September 21. Walter deems the McCartney song “particularly strange” but notes he “love[s] the little sequencer pattern and the angular melody,” while the Dead cover is from 1999 during pre-production for the Money Shot album.

[Avalon (Version) – Originally by Roxy Music*]

[My Little Red Book – Originally by Burt Bacharach**]

[Down In The Park – Originally by Gary Numan*]

[Dark Star – Originally by Grateful Dead***]

[Temporary Secretary – Originally by Paul McCartney*]

Personnel:

*Robert Walter (All instruments)

**Robert Walter (keyboards), Simon Lott (drums), Victor Little (bass), Chris Alford (guitar), Mike Dillon (percussion).

***Robert Walter (keyboards), Cochemea Gastelum (electric saxophone), David Carano (bass), Jake Najor (drums)

Tour Dates for
Robert Walter’s 20th Congress

  • Jan
    25
    2019
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    26
    2019
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    30
    2019
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    31
    2019
  • Feb
    1
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    2
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    4
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    5
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    6
    2019