SILENCIO

For his third album of original compositions, Barry Walsh has created a masterful set of unique pieces befitting a musician of such diverse background. His career started in the late 70's playing piano for such luminaries as Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings and Alex Chilton's Box Tops; Walsh was a Nashville recording mainstay in the 1990's, recording for a long line of acclaimed singers and songwriters including Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman, and Gretchen Peters, whom he later married. Walsh's solo recording career took off in 2007 with the release of The Crossing, and continued in 2011 with his sophomore effort Paradiso. All this time he was touring and recording with Gretchen Peters, and together with co-producer Doug Lancio they have created an impressive body of studio recordings including Peters' critically acclaimed Hello Cruel World, which came out to rave reviews in 2012. Taking time off the road in 2014 to co-produce new recordings by Peters as well as folk great Tom Russell, Walsh also built in time to record his third solo effort, Silencio. "The whole idea for this recording," Walsh says, "was to find the space between the notes.” He gravitated towards sonically-rich recordings such as the soundtrack work of Philip Glass and Craig Armstrong, as well as more recent work by Jann Tiersen and Dustin O’Halloran for inspiration. Recording his own original work has provided Walsh with an alternative to his duties as a producer/keyboardist on his more commercial recordings, as well as an incentive to explore more exotic musical territory.

Upcoming shows

  • Oct 31
    Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering,  Heber City,
     
  • Nov 1
    Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering,  Heber City,
     
  • Dec 4
    Lincoln Theater,  Washington,
     
  • Dec 5
    Whitaker Center (Sunoco Performance Theater),  Harrisburg
     
  • Dec 6
    New York Society for Ethical Culture,  New York
     

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