Peter Walker’s First Album in 40 Years due May 6th


“Peter Walker was actually a bigger influence on my acoustic playing than John Fahey or Robbie Basho.”
– Ben Chasny, Six Organs of Admittance

Peter Walker came up in the Cambridge MA and Greenwich Village folk scenes of the Sixties. He recorded two albums for the Vanguard label in the late Sixties in a style best described as American folk-raga. He studied with Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, and was Dr. Timothy Leary’s musical director, organizing music for the LSD advocate’s “celebrations.”
A Raga for Peter Walker was released by Tompkins Square in 2006, featuring four new tracks from Peter along with original, previously unreleased compositions by revered contemporary guitarists Steffen Basho-Junghans, James Blackshaw, Greg Davis, Shawn David McMillen, Thurston Moore, and Jack Rose.
In recent years, Walker has developed an intense interest in flamenco guitar and, through regular trips to Spain, has been accepted into flamenco’s exclusive musical elite. Peter states,
“The music on this CD was reviewed and acclaimed in Andalucia by some of the old guard who have encouraged its release. With its roots in ancient East Indian music, Flamenco has influenced much of the world’s music. These Spanish-inspired pieces reflect my passion for this musical rubric.”
Selection #: TSQ 1752

1. Cante Gitano (Gypsy Song)
2. Flor de Noche (Night Flower)
3. Caminar en la Tarde (Afternoon Walk)
4. Manitas Juntos (Hands Together)
5. Cueve de Pepe (Pepe’s Cave)
6. Sacromonte (Sacred Mountain)
7. Eco de mi Alma (Echo of My Soul)
8. Poema de Amar (Love Poem)
9. Jaleador (Spirit Caller)
10. Soleo (Alone)
11. Cante en Medio (Song in A Major)
12. Por Rosa (Song in E Major)
13. Grandita (Song From Granada)
14. Bailarcito (Little Dance)

PETER WALKER TOUR DATES

Wed APRIL 09 GIRON, CAFE EL CERCLE (Blackmusic Fest.)
Thu 10 LLEIDA, CAFE EL TEATRE
Fri 11 CASTELLON, CASINO ANTIGO
Sat 12 MADRID, LA CASA DE LOS JACINTOS
Wed 16 LONDON, CECIL SHARP HOUSE W/ JAMES BLACKSHAW
Thu 17 Freakzone Session 1.30pm
BRISTOL, THE CROFT W/ JOHN RENBOURN & ROBIN WILLIAMSON
Fri 18 BBC World Service session
Sat 19 DUBLIN, BOOM BOOM ROOM
Sun 20 CORK, THE WHISKY
Wed 23 EDINBURGH, PLEASANCE THEATRE W/ JOHN RENBOURN & ROBIN WILLIAMSON
Thu 24 NEWCASTLE, MORDERN TOWER
Fri 25 MANCHESTER, ST MARGARET’S CHURCH
Sat 26 NORTHAMPTON, THE FISHMARKET
MAY 1 TORONTO, ON Over The Top Festival
MAY 3 Hamilton ON@ Casbah
MAY 20 FAYETTEVILLE NY, LA CENA
MAY 21 MONTREAL, QC, LA SALA ROSSA
MAY 23 UPPER JAY, NY THE RECOVERY LOUNGE, UPPER JAY ARTS CENTER
MAY 24 PORTLAND ME @ ONE LONGFELLOW SQ
MAY 25 MARTHA”S VINEYARD @ CHE’s LOUNGE