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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 (January 2019)
The Richard Walton Group is celebrating 28 years as an accomplished, award winning, multi-genre (World Beat, Jam, Fusion, Jazz, Funk, Rock) instrumental group. The band’s current musicians include Michael Bronson (guitar), Barry Caudill (sax / flute), Michael Gottleib (keyboards), David Meer (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)
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