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Matt Walker is one of the most respected musicians on the Australian scene. His work as a songwriter, producer, session guitarist and composer is credited on dozens of albums, films and documentary scores, and among his peers down under he enjoys the status of a true cult legend.
He's toured with people such as Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dirty Three, Nick Cave, Tony Joe White, Cat Power, The Black Keys and Joe Cocker.
Matt has also written, recorded and performed with many outstanding artists, including Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Rob Hirst and Jim Mogine (both from Midnight Oil), Kim Salmon (The Scientists) and Ashley Davies (Mighty Servant).
He is was guitarist for The Band of Gold, fronted by Tex Perkins (Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon) and also plays guitar with Archie Roach.
It goes without saying that, within the Australian music industry, there is much respect for Matt Walker.
His solo album ' Echoes of Dawn' is a stunning, uplifting piece of work that moves from swamp-soul through to harmony-rich country blues and lilting piano-driven balladry. Matt’s voice is haunting, effortless and pure and his song-writing here is nothing short of a revelation.
Currently, Matt is playing as part of the Lost Ragas band, solo shows and a double bill gigs with Neil Murray, playing guitar in the Far From Folsom show with Tex Perkins & Rachel Tidd, in addition to producing and collaborating with other artists and growing vegetables.
Image © Lisa Sorgini