Solo Acoustic

 Photo courtesy of: DeRose Photography, Inc.
Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame Inductee
Maryland Music Award Nominee
WAMMIE Award Nominee                                         

Richard has been a professional, passionate vocalist & solo acoustic performer for over 20 years. He has worked as a solo performer in a variety of situations, including restaurants, corporate functions, coffee houses, schools, pubs, churches, concert halls, weddings, private parties, retirement communities, charity events and house concerts. He has maintained a database of hundreds of fans throughout the years; with Facebook, Twitter ReverbNation music pages to promote shows, concerts & events.

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Richard Walton Solo EPK

Richard Walton Solo Acoustic Songlist

Richard Walton Solo Acoustic Live Demo

Richard Walton Promotional Poster

Equipment used in live acoustic performance: Rainsong,Taylor, PRS, Alvarez and/or Takamine acoustic guitars, Shure & Audix vocal microphones, Yahama stereo power mixer, Custom/Peavey P.A. speaker cabinets, Peavey monitors, Boss effects pedals & tuner, Vocalist ‘Live 3’,  Shure wireless guitar system,  foot tambourine, audience tambourines, Hohner harmonicas, etc….

He has received ‘honorable mention’ from the reader’s polls of Music Monthly Magazine as Best Mid-Atlantic Acoustic Performer. Richard also occasionally performs in duo/trio situations with other professional musicians, including: Tecla Walton (violin), Drew Davidsen (guitar/vocals), Kevin Doxzen (percussion), Frank Frazier (bass guitar/vocals), Bryan Miller (guitar/vocals/harmonica), Vicki Scarinzi (vocals/percussion), Mitchell Shaivitz (percussion), Dave Krug (saxophone) & Kathy Scarborough (vocals/guitar/keyboards).

Along with the extensive catalog of his own award winning compositions, Richard’s solo performances draw from a songlist of over 250 songs by popular artists from the 1960’s to the new millenium, upon requests. Richard’s vast knowledge of the artists and memory of the music/lyrics is nothing short of remarkable. As background music or a crowd engaging entertainer, Richard provides professionalism to every performance.

Recently, Richard has been seen working with the following:  Richard Walton Group, Rich & Famous, Three’s A Crowd, Rich & Infamous, Legal Tender, Eyelevel, Chalk Dust, Straight On Red, Release, FOG (Five Old Guys), etc… He has been composing, performing and producing original music for 20 years. Educated & trained as a classical violinist at an early age, Richard gravitated towards singing, bass & acoustic guitar. His advanced high school electronic music courses gave him the basic education for engineering & production. He has released 11 critically acclaimed CD’s to date and received 40 songwriting awards from various international and regional songwriting contests. Richard’s music and recordings can be heard on various radio & satellite stations around the United States. His passion for original music has earned the respect of his peers and the general public. Richard is the founder of The Richard Walton Group (an all-original multi-genre instrumental group, celebrating 25 years!) & Straight On Red (a contemporary acoustic trio).

selected solo CD releases:

“Cover Me” (15 cover song vocal CD)
“Vessel” (11 song vocal CD)
“Savannah Blue” (10 song, mostly instrumental CD)
“The Whole Nine Yards” (13 song remastered, vocal & instrumental CD, including 4 bonus tracks)

Various selected CD’s that also include Richard’s  original songs:
Baltimore Songwriter’s Association “Best Of The BSA” (includes “Exitude” & “Where We Are Right Now” )
                                                                                                                          Baltimore Songwriter’s Association – “From Our Circle Five” (includes “Nothing But Heartache”)
Baltimore Jazz Alliance – “Jazzscapes II” (includes “Across The Tracks’“)
Down To The Wire: “A Poco 40th Anniversary Tribute” ( includes “Save A Corner Of Your Heart“)
Baltimore Jazz Alliance – “Jazzscapes” (includes “Rio Le’“)
Baltimore Songwriter’s Association – “From Our Circle Three” (includes “Revelation”)
Music Monthly Music Compilation, “Volume One” (includes “Look At Yourself” and BOINK’s “Oasis“)
Baltimore Songwriter’s Association – “From Our Circle Two” (includes “Keepin’ The Faith“)
WTMD 89.7 Sampler – “Best Of The Breeze” (includes “Where Time Stood Still“)
Oasis Jazz – “Volume 5” (includes “The Radio Song”)
Baltimore Songwriter’s Association – “From Our Circle Four” (includes “Lost Inside Her Smile“)
Lurman: “Music In The Woods” (includes “Lurman“)
Oasis Jazz Mixer – “Volume 1” (includes “No Time Like The Present“)

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