Grand Junction get ready to dust off the boots and hat and come get a little western with the country artist from Denver, CO Walker Williams on the W2565 stage!
Beginning with an introduction to the love of country music at an early age, then adding his own desire to entertain and an infectious fun-loving attitude, Walker Williams has moved on from an early vagabond lifestyle of growing up in a military family, and through a brief acting career, to life on the road, as one of the Rocky Mountain region's most popular and entertaining musicians.
Walker's country roots date back to his very early years. His father taught him to sing and play guitar at the ripe old age of six! It wasn't long before he was singing and playing along with Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Tom T. Hall on the radio.
Being an "Air Force Brat", Walker and his family moved quite often. From Japan, where he was born, to New York, Arizona and finally, Colorado where Walker found acceptance in the various school choirs he sang in. Arapahoe High School, in Littleton, Colorado was the first school he had attended for three years in a row. From there, he was offered a music scholarship to attend Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. Walker, however, felt the need to perform on a much larger scale. He left college to pursue a singing and acting career. He found the best of both worlds in music theatre in Los Angeles, where he was featured in several national commercials, a few television episode appearances and even a film or two.
Upon returning to Denver, Walker continued to perform in musical comedy and several more local commercials and television appearances, including Perry Mason, America's Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. Finally, in 1991, Walker left the theatre and started performing as a single, in bars, restaurants and private parties. He performed a mixture of Top 40 country, older country and a little bit of country-rock. Eight months later, he formed The Walker Williams Band.
With his truly wonderful singing talent, along with his ability to entertain, Walker's popularity spread throughout Colorado. Within the first year, he was playing some of the better clubs in the Denver Metro area, including the award-winning Grizzly Rose, where he now holds status as "house band", and also traveling into the mountain resorts.