Ralph Walker | Waiting For You

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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
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1. Sarah's Surprise
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2. Sunday Saunter
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3. Waiting For You
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4. Gazelle's Passion
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5. First Steps
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6. Casita Hall
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7. Dance Of The Dolphins
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8. Prelude No.1 (The Well-Tempered Clavier)
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9. Il Bianco Fiore
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10. The Maiden's Forest Ride
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11. Memoirs
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12. Bill Bob's First Trip To Town
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13. Homecoming
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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
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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.


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Jor Bratko

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

Cali

Gorgeous!
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!

Yvonne

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!!