by Walt Wilkins

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2008
Label: Palo Duro Records
UPC: 0806820150228
catalogNumber: 1502

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Walt Wilkins   Primary Artist
Kevin Welch   Harmony
Billy Block   Drums
Charlie Chadwick   Bass
John Gardner   Drums
Pat Green   Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Mark T. Jordan   Piano
Mark Prentice   Bass
Michael Severs   Acoustic Guitar
Naoise Sheridan   Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Vaughn   Electric Guitar
Jon Randall   Harmony
Mike Daly   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar
Fats Kaplin   Accordion
Tim Lorsch   Fiddle,Mandolin,Octave Violin
Bill McDermott   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Rick Plant   Electric Guitar
Fats Kaplan   Accordion
Nick Pellegrino   Bass,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Roxie Dean   Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Brendon Anthony   Fiddle
Brendan Anthony   Fiddle
Tommy Hardin   Drums
Tina Mitchell Wilkins   Harmony

Technical Credits

Mark Prentice   Producer
Bill McDermott   Engineer
Walt Wilkins   Composer,Producer

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Rivertown 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wilkins inhabits the same Texas-centric universe as Pat Greene (who adds harmony on "Velvet Sky"), Cory Morrow, and others. It's a scene that purposely shucks off the radio-homogenizing influences of Nashville, keeping its twang firmly in place, even as it reaches out for folk and rock influences. Wilkins' second studio album (a CD of live performances recorded at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe and a disc of demo recordings appear to be floating around, as well) finds him continuing to explore his role as a balladeering observer, wedding gentle fiddle-and-guitar driven backings to a folkie's introspection. ¶ The major changes in his life -- predominantly marriage and fatherhood -- provide the focal point for Wilkins' new songs. He essays on-going realizations of adulthood ("Poetry"), exuberant love ("Spacewalk"), the transcendent beauty of home ("Walnut Street"), and the memory of an unexpected snowfall. His miniature contemplations bring together the bits and pieces that make up Life, and his clear-eyed view of personal circumstance continues to impress. ¶ Track #12, unlisted on the tray card, is "Field of Blue." ¶ 3-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings.