Walt Wilkins
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Walt Wilkins


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"5 stars"

Walt Wilkins will make you feel what it is he feeling, without telling you how he’s feeling. He captures a moment, filters it and gives it to you in a way that is truly Walt’s own. His voice is Honey, his soul is old… His music contains a lifetime of hurt and love and discovery, you can’t get form just one trip to this place. He is blessed. The entire CD is awesome but I would pay for the CD just to hear the song my first night in Denver. Maybe it was your first night in Denver, maybe it wasn’t even Denver. But, I believe it, every word. “This heart-break might take a while for me to shake, but I got forever. World spins, amen the sun comes up again. It’s my turn a lesson I learned, my first night in Denver.” The song reminded me of all the times I spent in Denver, and I’ve never even been to Colorado! Amen Walt - folkbeat.com


Mustang Island
Fire, Honey & Angels



In Nashville, he’s an established writer, whose songs are listened to by A&R folks in the know, and who other songwriters respect. He’s had songs recorded by Ricky Skaggs, on a Grammy-winning record, Ty Herndon, Perfect Stranger, Trini Triggs, and the same song recorded as a duet by Kenny Rogers & Pam Tillis, and Sammy Kershaw & Lorrie Morgan (the former was featured in the film Cowboy Up). He came to Nashville to visit at the invitation of a well-known producer Chip Young, who heard in Wilkins’ songwriting and performing the same passion and craft he’d heard in some other young mavericks he had produced over the years: Kris Kristoferson, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton and Larry Gatlin.

In Texas, he’s a semi-cult figure, a compelling performer of the first order who wrote some of Texas idol Pat Green’s best-loved songs, including the anthem that pushed Green hard onto Texas Radio for the first time, “Songs About Texas,” the first song Wilkins ever wrote.

Born in San Antonio and raised mostly in Austin, with an early stint in Hawaii, Wilkins is a 5th generation Texan, whose knowledge of the state’s history and geography, fueled and sharpened by a few years as location scout for the Texas Film Commission, infuse his lyrics with detail and color Texans love. He’s also been a professor, a theology student, and he worked on a few hundred film and television productions, including writing music for a half-dozen films. But songwriting and performing were always the main passion: he joined his first band at fourteen and never looked back: always in bands, until he began performing his own material, when he began putting his own bands together; first in Austin, and then in Nashville.

Wilkins’ new record, Mustang Island, is the latest in a series of records that has won him comparisons to Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Van Morrison and Kevin Welch.

Mustang Island is his most personal work yet.” These songs are my favorites from the last two years of writing, and we recorded it in just a few days, much faster than my other records. It feels spontaneous and raw. This collection of songs is more about my life than my other projects. I guess I’m more comfortable writing about my own head and heart now, such as they are.” Produced with his long-time friend and fiddle player Tim Lorsch, the record is special for another reason: it is being released a label that he started with Lorsch and fellow songwriter Randy Wayne Sitzler. “These days, you might as well take control of as much of your art and business as you can. This whole process is much more exciting when you’re responsible for everything. We’re all hungry to prove ourselves to the world.”

Wilkins music has been compared to the great writers of his time (including John Steinbeck(!!)), and his performances have been described as “mesmerizing” and “moving.” The Nashville Scene recently wrote, “Wilkins continues the Texas troubadour tradition in all the best ways. His voice is equal parts sun-drenched Texas plains and sweet, soothing river water.”