Cincinnati native Carole Walker has performed as a solo singer songwriter, in a duet, as the lead singer of a national touring band, and as a cast member in local musical theater productions.
In the early part of her musical career, she was cast in several local musical productions such as Little Shop of Horrors, Baby, and Barnum with Sunset Players and Showboat Majestic. In 1992, she founded “Heavy Weather” with her brother/bass player Chris Walker and fronted the band with her powerful vocals. The band played an amalgamation of genres including funk, rock, soul, reggae, and pop. They opened for a number of national acts including Fishbone, Kid Rock, Merrell Saunders, MMW (Medeski, Martin and Wood), Freekbass, and Sister 7. In 1994, they were selected as the official band for the American Indian Movement Walk for Freedom national tour which began in Florida and ended with a concert on the Washington Monument in Washington DC. Heavy Weather toured extensively for 10 years receiving numerous accolades and produced three CD’s (The Difference, As My World, Live) until 2002 when they took a much deserved hiatus.
During the break, Carole developed her guitar skills and continued to write songs. Her solo work led to the creation of “The Walker Project” (the Project) -- the second collaboration with her brother. Carole describes “The Walker Project” as ‘an acoustic soul duet.’ The Project released two self –produced CDs (Trilogy, U can be Yourself). In 2003, Carole was nominated and received the Cincinnati Music award (Cammy) for best Hip-hop vocal. Carole has shared the stage with Michelle Malone, Tracy Walker, Allison Pippitone, and the late Katie Reider.
Carole Walker's songwriting goes far beyond convention. She weaves her lyrics into a tapestry of spoken word, poems, and heartfelt songs all wrapped in her warm powerful voice.
Carole is recoding new songs for a September release tentatively titled “Simple Creatures” and is currently playing on stages in Cincinnati and Columbus, OH.
"You Can be Yourself" released 2005
"Trilogy" 3 song EP released in 2004
"The 17 Year Itch: Mating Songs of Cincinnati USA" 2004
The walker project has a catalog of over 40 original songs and can do 1 -3 60 min sets.