Joshua Ray Walker’s Music Is a Vivid Portrait of Working-class Life in Dallas
His country ballads tell stories about complex, imperfect people who call the city home.
By Jonny Auping, April 28, 2021
“Three minutes into his haunting song “Voices,” the singer Joshua Ray Walker summons an astonishing falsetto from somewhere deep within his diaphragm. As his voice rings out, Walker’s face contorts into a grimace, as if reaching these notes takes a little bit out of him, physically, each time. Even fellow musicians aren’t always prepared for the experience of watching Walker perform live. “I just stood in front of the stage, let that voice wash over me, and I thought, ‘Oh my god,’” says Rhett Miller, the lead singer of the Old 97’s, of the first time he saw Walker sing.”
Read Texas Monthly’s full piece on Joshua Ray Walker HERE.
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