Track Listing :
1. Cante Gitano (Gypsy Song)
Peter Walker - Echo Of My Soul
MAVERICK GUITARIST PETER WALKER'S FIRST ALBUM IN 40 YEARS !
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.”
“Peter Walker was actually a bigger influence on my acoustic playing than John Fahey or Robbie Basho.” – Ben Chasny, Six Organs of Admittance
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".