Ralph Walker | Waiting For You

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Alex de Grassi Michael Hedges Windham Hill

Album Links
MusicIsHere PayPlay GreatIndieMusic Tradebit Voeveo - Get it for your mobile

More Artists From
United States - California

Other Genres You Will Love
New Age: Meditation Kids/Family: Kid Friendly Moods: Instrumental
There are no items in your wishlist.

Waiting For You

by Ralph Walker

Produced by guitar legend Alex de Grassi, Ralph Walker's debut album, "Waiting For You" is a solo guitar project containing pieces reminiscent of his mentor.
Genre: New Age: Meditation
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Sarah's Surprise
Share this song!
2:31 $0.99
2. Sunday Saunter
Share this song!
4:40 $0.99
3. Waiting For You
Share this song!
2:48 $0.99
4. Gazelle's Passion
Share this song!
4:21 $0.99
5. First Steps
Share this song!
2:22 $0.99
6. Casita Hall
Share this song!
3:52 $0.99
7. Dance Of The Dolphins
Share this song!
2:13 $0.99
8. Prelude No.1 (The Well-Tempered Clavier)
Share this song!
2:07 $0.99
9. Il Bianco Fiore
Share this song!
1:27 $0.99
10. The Maiden's Forest Ride
Share this song!
2:00 $0.99
11. Memoirs
Share this song!
2:24 $0.99
12. Bill Bob's First Trip To Town
Share this song!
4:00 $0.99
13. Homecoming
Share this song!
4:31 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
Walker displays three characteristics of all successful guitarists: He plays with feeling, has the rare ability to write an infectious melody, and backs them both up with his superb playing." —Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine
An arm injury and John Elway ultimately ended Ralph Walker’s collegiate baseball aspirations, leaving him to his acoustic guitar. Passion soon became obsession when he was introduced to Alex de Grassi’s Slow Circle album. While vocalists Randy Stonehill, Bob Bennett and James Taylor served as valuable influences, it was the mastery exhibited by de Grassi – the ability to play in upper, middle and low voices such that it sounded like multiple guitars – that drove Walker to wholeheartedly pursue it as a solo instrument.

Walker was fortunate enough to find de Grassi at a point where he was willing to give a few lessons per year. Meanwhile he met the late Michael Hedges and jazz virtuoso Tuck Andress who were playing frequently at the New Varsity Theater in Palo Alto - a venue that, in hindsight, was a sort of Fillmore of acoustic guitar. Walker began taking lessons from Hedges before the release of his debut album on Windham Hill, Breakfast in the Field, some of which took place in the guitar legend's VW van. He later studied theory and technique from Andress.
These fortunate glimpses into a Pantheon of modern acoustic musicians have helped Walker move towards proficiency in developing a personal voice on the guitar.

His debut album, Waiting For You, produced by Grammy nominated de Grassi, has won the respect of a handful of critics, radio listeners, and thousands upon thousands of elevator riders worldwide.

Walker lives in Redding, California.


to write a review

Jor Bratko

over and over
The depth, variety, heart and technical virtuosity never fail to delight. When's the next CD coming?!!!


Ralph\'s music seems to come right from his generous and loving heart. I sit here listening to it and feel like Ralph is speaking just to me. Beautifully written, technically superb, emotionally played. Please make a new CD!


Love It !!
This is just what I expected...A Great instumental that Alex de Grassi was proud enough to put his name on. I'm glad I bought three!

Parsa Barhaghi

The great album
This was an amazing cd it sounds like 3 guitars usually. although no vocals its still a GREAT cd. Thanks Ralph!

Christopher Williamson

Loved it, very engaging and moving
I'd forgotten how moving and powerful those songs are..it's been a long time since I heard them in person before they were produced for the CD. They set a mood for me, part of it brings back memories from that time, but also reframing the context of my life now. I particularly like the song for your son, Ralph. You've travelled a long way...thank you for sharing your music in this way...nicely done!!