WALT's last album is "18 Wheels Of Mayhem", released December 2008. It's about his recent experiences as a Truck Driver.
"I was born in St. Louis, Missouri in December of 1964 and wanted to be an entertainer and now after 25 years in the industry, I couldn't be happier! I formed my first band called Walt Winston & The Cigarettes, Blue Street, then it became Zenith, and then The Waltles which have since disbanded. Since then, I've enjoyed mild success with newspaper clippings, an article in the Riverfront Times Magazine in St. Louis, my hometown and my own label Walteria Records." (W. W.)
Though WALT WINSTON surely isn't ERIC CLAPTON or J. J. CALE, he manages to write and perform solid, convincing folk/folk-rock songs, sometimes a little, well... old fashioned in style, with a strong mid-60s feeling (e.g. "Truck Drivers Aren't Supposed To Cry", "Knock At My Door" - the last sounding even a little bit like 1965 THE BEATLES), sometimes a little bit more adventurous (e.g. "Softly, I Leave You", "Roanoake Island" - that could easily have been recorded for an early TIM BUCKLEY album). Also to mind comes the mid-60s New York Coffeehouse folk scene, that produced quite some excellent artists...
This music for sure isn't stoned psychedelic guitar freak-out music, but if you like good folk and folk-rock songs with heart and soul and an occasional slight psychedelic tinge, then this here will be perfect for you.
My favourite tracks: "44 Blues", "Softly, I Leave You"
Here is a selection of songs by WALT WINSTON/THE WALTLES, (including "Man of Many Faces").