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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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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 

We're getting closer!  

Thank you for all the support, but we still have a ways to go!  Please help us spread the word and  help back this album! kck.st/2sOpvsz #kickstarter 

While growing up in the 80’s my imagination was captured both by records of all kinds and the fantastic worlds portrayed in Science Fiction films and underground comic books. 
I tried to recapture those early feelings of imagination and wonder. 

My inspirations for this recording are early Fusion, Krautrock, Dub Reggae, the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Stanley Kubrick, and the images of Chris Foss, Moebius and H.R. Giger. 

The musicians were shown images by the aforementioned artists as well as sheet music to prepare for recording. Drawing from non-musical sources helped infuse the album with a unique palette of sonic colors. Along with my usual vintage keyboard instruments (Hammond organ, acoustic and electric pianos, Clavinet), there is an increased use of synthesizers and electronic effects.

 

New Album 'Spacesuit'  

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/192787035/spacesuit-by-robert-walter-new-studio-album# 

Hello everyone. I'm just finishing up work on a new album called Spacesuit. It was recorded in New Orleans with Simon Lott, Victor Little, Chris Alford and special guest Mike Dillon. The music was influenced by 70's science fiction, krautrock, dub and early fusion along with my usual jazz and funk. It's my favorite thing I have made and I'm very excited to let people hear it. This is truly a labor of love, but I need your help to get it done. I've started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Check out the link for more information about the project. Please donate if you can (there are some cool rewards, too), and share if you know anyone who might be interested in this music. Thanks.

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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

Label

The Royal Potato Family

www.royalpotatofamily.com

Kevin Calabro

E: kevin@royalpotatofamily.com

 

Events

Previous events

Stanton Moore's Mardi Gras Indian Jubilee

The Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St, New Orleans

STANTON MOORE’S MARDI GRAS INDIAN JUBILEE!

featuring Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr, War Chief Juan Pardo and his Tribesmen, with Robert Walter, Kirk Joseph and Papa Mali

This show is May 3rd Saturday Latenight (technically May 4th) starting at 2am

Robert Walter's 20th Congress featuring special guests Karl Denson and Carly Meyers!

Publiq House, 4528 Freret St, New Orleans

Robert Walter's 20th Congress featuring special guests Karl Denson and Carly Meyers!

DJ Quickie Mart to open!

Age limit: 21+

Frequinox to perform at Fiya Fest II!

Mardi Gras World East Bank , 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl , New Orleans

MACEO PARKER

with Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Calvin Turner, The Shady Horns

GRITTS

George Porter Jr., Roosevelt Collier, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Terrence Houston, Big Sam, Sam Kininger

THE HEADHUNTERS SUPER JAM

Mike Clark, Bill Summers, Donald Harrison, Blackbyrd McKnight, Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish

MIDNITE DISTURBERS

Stanton Moore, Big Sam, Ben Ellman, Mark Mullins, Shamarr Allen, Kevin O'Day, Matt Perrine with Rahzel, Brandon Niederauer, The Roots of Music

THE REVIVALISTS

with Mike Dillon, Carly Meyers, Pete Murano, Jennifer Hartswick, Khris Royal, Maggie Koerner

FREQUINOX

Donald Harrison, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Robert Walter, Will Bernard

And Many More!

May1

The Grand Slam

Howlin Wolf, 907 S Peters St, New Orleans

The Grand Slam! w/ Robert Walter's Brand New Slang featuring DJ Logic, Brian J, Simon Lott, Victor Little, Joe Cohen, Mike Olmos, DJ Kevvy Kev.

Plus Kool Keith, Chali 2NA, and Camp LO!

Age limit: 18+

Mar3

Stanton Moore's Mardi Gras Indian Jubilee

The Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St, New Orleans

STANTON MOORE’S MARDI GRAS INDIAN JUBILEE!

featuring Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr, War Chief Juan Pardo and his Tribesmen, with Robert Walter, Kirk Joseph and Papa Mali

This show is May 3rd Saturday Latenight (technically May 4th) starting at 2am

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