SPOTLIGHT: Joshua Ray Walker Puts the Sounds of Sunset into ‘See You Next Time’
By Andy Crump, October 5, 2021
“Texas-born and Dallas-based troubadour Joshua Ray Walker paints a portrait of a waning American institution on his latest album, See You Next Time, but he asks big existential questions in conversation: “What are we even doing? Why am I pouring all this effort into an album when I don’t even know if I’m going to have gas or food or fresh air in five years?”
At least he can laugh about this interminable stretch of American history, where playing songs or making art, or really doing anything at all, feels at odds with circumstances. “I feel like it’s an exceptionally weird time to be a musician,” Walker opines. He’s referring to COVID-19, of course, the looming roadblock dividing singers, songwriters, the stage, and audiences from each other. But he’s also talking about the climate crisis that’s drowning one half of the US and scorching the other, and the personal debacle of living in a hotel for nearly a year after a burst pipe pushed him out of his home.”
Read No Depression’s full SPOTLIGHT feature on Joshua Ray Walker HERE.