Walt Wilkins
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Walt Wilkins

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
Band Americana Country

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Jul
13
Walt Wilkins @ Railhead Smokehouse

Willow Park, Texas, USA

Willow Park, Texas, USA

Jul
11
Walt Wilkins @ Hoot's Pub

Amarillo, Texas, USA

Amarillo, Texas, USA

Jul
10
Walt Wilkins @ The Motherlode Saloon

Red Driver, New Mexico, USA

Red Driver, New Mexico, USA

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Walt Wilkins has been called a master storyteller, a poet, and a writer the caliber of legends. With a voice as comfortable as a pair of old blue jeans and the feeling your listening to your best friend, his crafting of story-songs, hard-edged vocals to sing them and a masterful guitar have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene, with a stint in Nashville early in his career. He’s put his touch on recordings by new and veteran artists, too many to count.

Wilkins, a gifted songwriter, has earned comparisons to Ray Wylie Hubbard, Guy Clark and Kris Kristofferson. His credits include “Songs About Texas,” the single that launched Pat Green’s career, Ricky Skaggs’ “Seven Hillsides” from the GRAMMY Award-winning SOLDIER OF THE CROSS and Ty Herndon’s “Big Hopes,” which was the title track for that record. Most recently, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Pam Tillis recorded on her new CD his “Someone, Somewhere Tonight” from MUSTANG ISLAND.

At a glance Walt Wilkins really doesn't fit the profile of your everyday Texas country artist. At least, not the modern mold. At 50, he's a good decade older than most of the young dogs on the scene, including pack leader Pat Green. But you gotta wonder where the younger generation would be today if not for the quiet but profound influence of Wilkins and his songs.

Onstage and in the studio, Wilkins is joined by Bill Small (bass, percussion, acoustic guitar), John Greenberg (electric guitar), and Ray Rodriguez (drums, percussion). Live performances around Texas are being likened to both outlaw country and classic Americana. Wilkins likes to also include special guests from his cadre of musical influences, friends, and heroes.

Wilkins says this is the most fun he’s ever had playing music in a band in 30 years. He describes the music of The Mystiqueros as reminiscent of ’70s country rock from Texas to the West Coast, blues and soul that members grew up listening to and featuring high-quality songwriting and musicianship, rhythm, and vocal arrangements.

Agave is the brand new release from Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros, and it has been well worth the wait and a great followup to Diamonds In The Sun. The CD opens with a solid anthem, “I Will Not Make It Through” that really sets the stage for an incredible song. The album is filled with tender love songs, upbeat melodies, and heart-wrenching blues delivered the powerhouse band that blend their voices into a whole new dimension.