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Robert Walter is an accomplished keyboardist and composer. Walter plays Piano, Hammond B3, and Fender Rhodes.  While touring extensively in the US and Europe, Walter has worked as a leader and sideman with many of the giants of American jazz and funk music. As a member of the classic band the Greyboy Allstars, Walter has built a large and devoted following. Walter also works as a session musician, recording and collaborating with a diverse group of artists.

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W.R.D. Featuring Robert Walter, Eddie Roberts & Adam Deitch Share ‘Bobby’s Boogaloo’ Jambase Premiere 

 

Dec 21, 2018 
10:03 am PST 
Scott Bernstein 

Supergroup W.R.D. came together earlier this year at the Color Red Studios to record four tracks. Today, JamBase premiered the well-deserved holiday treat of “Bobby’s Boogaloo” featuring the powerhouse lineup of keyboardist Robert Walter, guitarist Eddie Roberts and drummer Adam Deitch. 

“Bobby’s Boogaloo” is the last of the four W.R.D. tracks issued by Color Red. Walter, Roberts and Deitch previously put out a 7″ vinyl record featuring “Happy Hour” and “Corner Pocket.” The trio also shared the track “Red Sunset.” 

“We wrote all these WRD tunes very quickly right before the session and recorded everything in one or two takes,” Walter said. “I wanted this one to capture that casual and relaxed vibe of late 60s Blue Note and Prestige funky records. It just sounds like friends in a room jamming together.”

Robert sat down with The JamBase Podcast last month in Brooklyn to talk about his musical influences and his new record. Episode 23 featuring RW is available now 👂 

 

Episode 23 of The JamBase Podcast contains chats with keyboardist Robert Walter and guitarist Ryley Walker. Both interviews follow “The Rundown” opening segment featuring a discussion of recent news stories. 

Walter talked “Musical Mentors” with JamBase’s Scott Bernstein in Williamsburg, where he had performed multiple times the previous day as part of this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive. The California native takes Scotty through his musical evolution and the many influences that helped inform the music on his new Robert Walter’s 20th Congress‘ album Spacesuit. Robert also chatted about his favorite keyboardists, lessons learned during his first tours with The Greyboy Allstars, his time living in New Orleans and scoring films with Mike Andrews (Elgin Park). Additionally, Walter shared insights into working with Mike Gordon and dove into a variety of other topics. 

JamBase’s Andy Kahn sat with Ryley Walker for a “Tour Stories” segment before his recent show at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis. Ryley and AK start by discussing the former’s upcoming album of Dave Matthews Band covers, The Lillywhite Sessions. Walker reminisces about seeing DMB on tour and explains how his love for the band led to the upcoming record. Ryley then tells a couple of wild tales from the road, first detailing a run-in with the authorities during a stop in Asheville, North Carolina and then getting into the painful result of trying to score cocaine while on tour in Italy. The chat ends with talk about the guitarist’s day-to-day experiences on tour, finding crash space from town to town for himself and his band mates and more. 

ScottyB and AK begin the episode with “The Rundown.” The pair recap and share their takes on Phish‘s first two shows of the fall, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Albany. On a more somber note, the pair discuss the passing of Railroad Earth’s Andy Goessling and the many tributes that came in the days that followed. 

Stream Episode 23 below and be sure to subscribe to The JamBase Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and/or Google Play:

Aquarium Drunkard's Lagniappe Session with Robert Walter 

 

Robert returns with a new dubbed out, synth-heavy Aquarium Drunkard Lagniappe Session, covering Roxy Music’s "Avalon", Burt Bacharach, Gary Numan, Grateful Dead & Paul McCartney's enigmatic "Temporary Secretary." 

His 2013 Lagniappe Session remains a favorite in the series, and here he follows it up with another genre-bending set of covers. Read about his influences and why he picked each. 

Listen To Robert's Five Tracks Now 

 

 

We did it!  

Thanks to your support, Spacesuit has been fully funded !! Backers will receive project shipping details shortly !!

 

Robert Walter Announces Tourdates And Album Launch! 

 

Robert Walter Announces Tourdates And Album Launch !

In support of their new studio album 'Spacesuit' (in stores September 21 via Royal Potato Family), Robert Walter's 20th Congress has announced a handful of dates in the south in October and into next year in the Pacific Northwest.  Tourdates and ticketing details are below. Robert will also perform outside of the 20th Congress mantle at this year's Brooklyn Comes Alive, a one day event hosted at five different venues in Brooklyn, NY. 

The current iteration of 20th Congress includes a crew of brilliant improvisers and genre-bending virtuosos. Drummer Simon Lott (Kool Keith, Charlie Hunter) is a longtime collaborator who brings a refreshing unpredictability anchored in deep-rooted New Orleans rhythms. Bassist Victor Little (Billy Preston, Charlie Musselwhite) started sitting in with the band on a series of West Coast gigs and gradually became essential to the evolving sound. Guitarist Chris Alford (Cassandra Wilson, Mike Dillon) has worked extensively with Lott in New Orleans, bringing a baked-in chemistry that has mutated into the infectious sound of this incarnation of the 20th Congress. 

Their new album was recorded last year and features nine new tracks composed by Walter. Whereas previous 20th Congress albums found Robert delving deep into the wellspring of his most formative influences: hip-shaking vintage soul, window-rattling '60s-'70s funk, and the sounds of classic organ jazz, Walter switched his source of inspiration for this latest effort from digging through the crates to gazing speculatively skyward, imagining new worlds rather than emulating classic records.  

The results lose none of the explosive funk and soul grooves that Walter has become known for, but it takes those sounds into outer space, blending inspiration from science fiction movies, comic books and art with wide-ranging influences encompassing everything from Dub Reggae to Krautrock to early jazz-rock fusion. A Kickstarter campaign for the release of 'Spacesuit' is also underway with various pre-order bundles at kck.st/2sOpvsz 

Tickets are on sale now. For complete ticketing information, please visit robertwalter.com. 

Robert Walter's 20th Congress Tourdates 

September  

9/28 Meeting of the Minds, Schuylkill Haven, PA 

October 

10/18 dba, New Orleans, LA 

10/19 Last Concert Cafe, Houston, TX 

10/20 Antone's, Austin, TX 

January 

1/10 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR  

1/11 Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA  

1/12 The Independent, San Francisco, CA 

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Management

Leslie DeHaven
Audacity Management
E: leslie@audacitymanagement.com

Booking

Midwood Entertainment

Rusty Cole

E: rusty@midwoodentertainment.com

phn: 843.408.7025

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