City of Statues is the latest project of Randolph Walker, a musician and poet born in Richmond, Virginia. The name is derived from Walker\'s poem, \"Love In The City Of Statues.\"
The group features Walker (vocals, guitar), Lisa Angell (vocals, keyboard), Marc Silva (bass) and Chris Cothran (drums). Walker and Angell\'s vocals are strongly featured in two- and three-part harmony arrangements.
The unifying theme of the CD is the quality of the songwriting across a variety of styles, including folk, folk rock, pop, blues, singer-songwriter, psychedelic and spoken word. The Beatles\' White Album is an inspiration. Walker considers the mid 60s to early 70s to be the Golden Age of music, when the highest creative achievement went hand in hand with record sales. In other words, the best was the most popular--think the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Beach Boys
Nine songs on \"City of Statues\" were written by Walker individually or in collaboration; three by top Southwest Virginia songwriters; and two are public domain.
David Crosby said that \"music is love.\" \"City of Statues\" is a labor of love with creativity and emotion to the fore.