All who know Anthony Walker know he’s got it all: the music; the stories; the voice; the charm. With his brand new album set for an April 2011 release, one of New Jersey’s finest roots-rock songwriters is prepped to share his career-defining material with the world.
Walker’s brand new LP, This City Won’t Sleep (featuring his live band, The Medicine Chest), represents the complete Walker experience⎯it’s blues and rock; it’s folk and soul; it’s acoustic and electric; it’s topical and deeply personal. Like some of his favorite artists before him (Neil Young, Wilco), Walker has developed an instantly recognizable, contemporary sound that retains the timelessness of American roots music, past and present.
Having already hit multiple cross-country stops on previous tours (including the esteemed South by Southwest Festival), Walker will be hitting the road in the coming months and years. Keep your eyes and ears open.
“Anthony Walker commanded as much appreciation and adulation from a relative handful in a local dive bar (I mean that in the best way) as Bruce Springsteen and a 15 member E Street Band did for 20,000 in a hockey arena. ”
- Jeff Raspe, Music Director at WBJB-FM (90.5 The NIGHT)
“Walker and The Medicine Chest manage to control several compositional styles and still retain the original essence of his folk beginnings, and that ability has paid off in the form of packed rooms and pillaged CD racks throughout New Jersey. ” - John Pfeiffer, The Aquarian
“Walker croons with a wounded swagger that, backed by the band's bittersweet ebb and sunny, hook-laden flow, calls to mind the Golden State country-fused rock of Parsons' Flying Burrito Brothers and the Byrds, Poco and, most noticeably, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. ” - Steve Bove, The Asbury Park Press