4/3 The Tree Bar - Col,OH
4/7 Echo Country Outpost - LA
4/8 Sally Loo's - SLO
4/9 The Ruby Room - SD
4/12 Subterranean Arthouse SF (Berkeley)
"Honest and heartfelt. Joel wears these songs on his sleeve. There is no second guessing as to who this person is. He writes and sings from his heart. You believe it." - DAMIEN JURADO
Joel Walter releases his EP "Nowhere in Fiction" on Actually Records on October 31, 2011. The three-song EP was produced by Damien Jurado, who collaborated with Walter and engineer Kory Kruckenberg on the recording sessions over a 12 day period at VU Recording in Seattle.
Following his full-length debut on Actually Records 'Heart of Branches', Walter continues his tradition of straight forward story telling with the haunting yet fiery "Lost in the Desert", plaintive cry for opportunity 'Like A Song', and heartbreakingly bleak memorial of "Fade Away".
"Nowhere in Fiction" will be available through iTunes as well as other digital outlets.
Armed mainly with a guitar and harmonica, Central Ohio-based singer-songwriter Joel Walter examines the core of blue-collar life via portraits of broken souls worn down by hard living and the lost dreams that are often buried within them.
Walter's music portrays these lost souls unsparingly, illuminating their fractured desperation and frustration yet always celebrating their fiery will to get by and survive.
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"Full of folk's trans-generational power, especially on the standout "William Clay"... Walter is no novice, as his thick, intricate picking shows, digging in on a set of... songs that are meant to get under your skin, and do."
- ALL MUSIC GUIDE
"Traditional but badass..."
- GIANT ROBOT