New Music This Week: Charlie Crockett, Joshua Ray Walker, Joe Ely, Ondara and a Fisk Celebration
By Cory Martin, July 1, 2020
Below is an excerpt of WMOT’s “New Music This Week” featuring Joshua Ray Walker’s “True Love”:
“Explosive voices like Joshua Ray Walker’s are rare. His thrilling vocal gymnastics combine subtle bends and flex of a Yoakam yodel with a ferocious passion. Walker’s new single “True Love” is filled with Telecaster twang, lightning peddle steel, lush fiddle work, and a propulsive rhythm section. Amidst the dizzying production, Walker’s voice causes the song to burst at the seams with a forlorn joy. His second album Glad You Made It will be released July 10.
Since the age of 13 Joshua Ray Walker has been playing 250 shows a year. After ten years of facing crowds taught Walker to focus on music that can get people dancing. Filled with toe-tapping numbers Glad You Made It was recorded in Nashville at an Airbnb where Walker and producer John Pedigo turned it into a makeshift studio. “We told people to just come over and hang out,” Walker recollects. “There was beer and food in the fridge. I wanted it to feel like a party and this loose, fun energy.”
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