Abbi Walker is a 25 year old singer/songwriter/worship leader based out of San Antonio, Texas. Her heart for worship shines through her soulful artistry in her second album, “Hope of a Little Green”. With influences from an extensive worship background, growing up in the diversity of San Antonio, and a whole lot of soul, Abbi bravely exposes her heart and her relationship with her God in the melodies and lyrics of this project. It is truly, an invitation to know one young woman’s struggle to walk with, and to know Jesus Christ.
Hope of a Little Green by “The J Man”
“IN A PHRASE: Abbi Walker has all the trappings…voice, personality, and presence…of an artist that can make it in this crazy world of the industry. Right now, Abbi Walker is what most would describe as “indie”, and I agree with that to the point that her newest effort is independent of label boundaries. But when most use “indie” as a derogatory term toward the quality of a record, then in regards to Hope Of A Little Green, I would have to disagree. First, Walker’s latest has her in the driver’s seat as every track, save two, is written from her own perspective. She even wrote most of the music for the project, which ultimately shows her talent. Her voice is also what adds to the experience, as its a little pop, with some sultry soul in it. The album kicks off with the most soulful song on the record, Save Me. Walker’s presence on the piano is strong, although not as strong as her voice. Wade follows with her interpretation of the old spiritual. It puts the definition of art into practice as those guitar licks wrap around this lyric to make something old become new again. The title track, howbeit a very unique title, is one of the album’s best as it comes from a heart of repentance that just wants things to be better in the arms of Jesus. The album’s most fun song follows in Run as it describes a love that has been distant and has now come back to rekindle the flame. The rest of the record falls into the category of modern worship, at least in my mind, when you include cuts from writers like Jason Morant and Reuben Morgan. Offering, Lovely, and Sovereign Hand are easily the best tracks of the set as Walker penned each one, but even her covers of I Give You My Heart and Lovesong bring more to these cuts than we’ve heard in a long time. My final word… I love discovering artists in new ways. (I met Abbi on MySpace!) But looking past that, Abbi Walker is a fresh voice that I hope continues to grow in all areas of her artistry. And I also hope that I continue to musically hear from her heart for a long time to come. Until Next Time… The J Man www.thejman.com”
“I have been in full time Christian work for 33 years. In all that time I have met only a handful of men and women who’s strong and creative gifting was overshadowed by a longing for Jesus, commitment to serve Him unreservedly and both a Godly and worldly wisdom that effectively enabled them to communicate God’s love to people they meet. I have known Abbi for six years and she is one of those handful. In addition to an exceptional voice and a poet’s heart, she has the ability to focus love and attention on an individual or an arena, whether speaking or leading worship. Abbi does not take lightly her gifts or her God. An opportunity to invite Abbi to communicate God’s redemptive love should never be missed.”
Vice President of Mpact Events