Liz Walker
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Liz Walker

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"If it Makes A Good Story" by EversoJake



Growing up a full-time shower-singer in the suburbs of Chicago, too afraid to sing in front of others, Liz Walker hid her vocal talents and eventually went to law school! As her interest in the law faded, her love of music grew until one fateful day when a promise made to her uncle forced her onto the stage.

In mid-2000, Liz promised her uncle (one of the few people to have heard her sing at that time) that she would sing Amazing Grace at his funeral. Not expecting him to pass away so unfortunately soon, she promised willingly. A few months later she was forced to make good on that promise: to sing Amazing Grace, a cappella, at the funeral of her favorite uncle, in a church, in front of over 150 guests.

In a bevy of mixed emotion--mourning, loss, anxiety, excitement, and guilt over the last two emotions-- Liz sang her heart out to receive a standing ovation from the entire church which was overwhelmingly, in tears.

After that heart-wrenching and nerve-wracking experience, Liz decided life was much too short to waste time being too shy for the stage. So at the urging of some very supportive friends and family, she joined Chicago's famed Old Town School of Folk Music and entered the Blues Ensemble.

During her tenure at "Old Town," she met Dennis Kuzel, Pete Hodes and Yoko Kusama -- her current fellow bandmates in local Chicago blues/rock band, EversoJake. They formed the band after a few sessions of musical magic and cohesion and, since that time, have recorded and released one CD: "If it Makes a Good Story." They have also completed two tours of Germany, played a fundraising gig for Barack Obama's Senatorial candidacy, and is currently recording a second album.

Today, she is also working on this, her solo career, writing and recording songs with her brother, guitarist/bassist Bryan Walker (bassist and co-songwriter in Chicago rock band, Facing Forward).

If you ask her today, she will speak almost regretfully about having waited so long to begin her musical journey, but then pauses and says, "If it weren't for all that life before music, what would I have to sing about?"