Nine Questions with Robbie Walden

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Name: Robbie Walden

Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska

Currently residing: Nashville, Tennessee

Musical past and present in one rambling run-on sentence: I started off as an acoustic artist in the folk/Americana genre with some country roots. Playing anywhere they would let me play, which usually was cafés and so forth. I then created a band, which has become quite known for its lively stage presence and energy. The band style and sound is a cross between the Texas red dirt/outlaw and a rocking vintage country with a mainstream twist, and since that time have become a national touring act.  I released one acoustic album, and a full album with my band, “bartime stories” available on iTunes and so forth. I had a song from the album called  “don’t leave me” which was on the TV show Hart of Dixie, on season one episode four. We have since, recorded a bunch of new songs for our new album which will be coming out as an EP first, in the very near future. So stay tuned.

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1. Who are some of your favourite composers, musicians and bands from the past and present?

My favorite artists and bands consist of “the band”, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers band, the Marshall Tucker band, and the Zack Brown band. I’m also a huge fan of Otis Redding and Ray Charles.

2. Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?

This old violin by Johnny paycheck. As well as this old road and why me lord by Kris Kristofferson, and seven Spanish Angels by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles.

3. How would you describe your perfect day? Writing a great song and then getting to spend time with my daughter.

4. What would your friends say they appreciate the most about you?

My loyalty and I’m very driven.

5. What is your most valued material possession? Pictures and videos from my training days with my older brother who is since passed away. Next, would be my one of a kind Tacoma guitars.

6. Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?

Jesus.

7. If you could blink your eyes and be in a favourite place right now, where would that place be?

Lake Crescent in Washington State.

8. Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?

More touring. I would like to be doing 250 to 300 shows a year if possible.

9. Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?

Leaving a tremendous legacy that my daughter will be proud of.

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