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“I enjoyed the ‘Under The Current’ CD very much, it’s a really nice project. I especially liked the following songs: “Five And Dime”, “Jaywalker”, “Serra” & “Methenything”. I think the band sounds really good, and it’s put together really well. Chuck Loeb (Fourplay) – Grammy Award Winning Composer/Guitarist
“As to Richard Walton Group, awesome group!! Dig it!”~ Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) ~ Grammy Award Winning Composer/Bassist
The Richard Walton Group is celebrating 30 years as an accomplished, award winning, multi-genre (World Beat, Jam, Fusion, Jazz, Funk, Rock) instrumental group. The band’s current musicians include Barry Caudill (sax / flute), David Meer (guitar), Matt Perich (guitar), Eric Robertson (drums), Mitchell Shaivitz (percussion) and Richard Walton (bass guitar).
In 2016, the group was nominated ‘Best Jazz Artist’ by the Maryland Music Awards. In spring of 2016, the band received a WAMMIE nomination for‘Best Jazz Recording’ for their highly anticipated new studio CD “Under The Current”. They also received 4th place at the WAMMIE Awards for ‘Fan Favorite’.
Their acclaimed 2006 CD, “Junction”, features 13 captivating tracks; often comparing their music to ‘Steely Dan meeting the Pat Metheny Group’. In 2004, they released an ‘enhanced’ CD, “Live At Blues Alley“; that was recorded at the world famous jazz club in Washington, D.C. Formed in 1991, after being chosen as a semi-finalist in a Mid-Atlantic sponsorship, Richard and his group have gained regional and national recognition through airplay, songwriting contests, corporate & concert performances. The group have a proven reputation as versatile composers, producers & performers. They have collectively received 38 songwriting awards from numerous songwriting contests. (photo courtesy of Bay Color Design)
Richard Walton Group CD Discography:
“Under The Current” (10 tracks, plus hidden bonus track) Baltimore Jazz Alliance – “Jazzscapes II” (includes their composition “Across The Tracks”)
“Junction” (HDCD – 13 tracks)
Baltimore Jazz Alliance – “Jazzscapes I” (includes their composition “Rio Le”)
“Live At Blues Alley” (enhanced CD – 5 tracks)
Oasis Jazz – “Volume 5” (2 CD set, includes their composition “The Radio Song”
“Hear And Now” (14 tracks)
WTMD – “Best Of The Breeze, Volume 2” (includes their composition “Where Time Stood Still”
Oasis Jazz Mixer – “Vocals And Instrumentals” (includes their composition “No Time Like The Present”
“Where Time Stood Still” (10 tracks)
“Savannah Blue” (10 tracks)
Selected Richard Walton Group performances:
Allen Pond Park – Bowie, MD.
Baltimore Book Festival – Baltimore, MD.
Baltimore Museum of Art – Baltimore, MD.
Baltimore Waterfront Festival – Baltimore, MD.
Bare Bones Restaurant – Ellicott City, MD.
Blues Alley Jazz & Supper Club – Washington, D.C.
Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival – Catonsville, MD.
Centennial Lake Park – Ellicott City, MD.
CBS 60 Minutes II – CBS Television N.Y., N.Y.
Chapelgate Presbyterian Church – Woodstock, MD. (w/ Carl Filipiak Group)
Columbia Lakefront Summer Concert Series – Columbia, MD.
Eden Restaurant – Rehoboth Beach, DE. 59 Lake – Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Jammin’ Java’s – Vienna, VA.
Lansdowne Resort – Lansdowne, VA.
Lexington Market – Baltimore, MD.
Lurman Woodland Theater – Catonsville, MD.
Maryland Public Television – Owings Mills, MD.
M & T Bank / Ravens Stadium – Baltimore, MD.
Max’s On Broadway – Baltimore, MD. (w/ Steve Hackett, formerly of Genesis)
Milltowne Tavern – Ellicott City, MD.
Mt. Washington Jazz & Wine Festival – Baltimore, MD. (w/ David Bach Consort)
National Aquarium – Baltimore, MD. Recher Theatre – Towson, MD. (w/ Crack The Sky)
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand – Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival – Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Senator Theatre – Baltimore, MD.
Spike & Charlie’s – Baltimore, MD. (w/ British songwriter Kevin Ayers)
Stephens Hall Theatre, T.S.U. – Towson, MD. (w/ Karen Goldberg Trio) Tally Ho Theatre – Leesburg, VA (w/ Crack The Sky)
Towsontowne Festival – Towson, MD.
Vienna Presbyterian Church – Vienna, VA.
Vienna Towne Green Concert Series – Vienna, VA.
Viva Vienna – Vienna, VA.
WAMA Crosstown Jam – Washington, D.C. (w/ Groovelilly)
Wine In The Woods Festival – Columbia, MD.