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I've been playing guitar for 15+ years now, and have performed in a bunch of different musical projects from punk rock and indie rock bands to Irish seisiun groups and musical theatre orchestras. In more recent years, I've expanded my playing to the keyboards and various other stringed instruments as well, including lap steel guitar and the upright dulcimer (because why not?).

Below you'll find a whole mess of musical offerings, from old band recordings to new demos and cover songs that I recorded because I was bored some Thursday night. 

I've been playing guitar for 15+ years now, and have performed in a bunch of different musical projects from punk rock and indie rock bands to Irish seisiun groups and musical theatre orchestras. In more recent years, I've expanded my playing to the keyboards and various other stringed instruments as well, including lap steel guitar and the upright dulcimer (because why not?).

Here you'll find a whole mess of musical offerings, from old band recordings to new demos and cover songs that I recorded because I was bored some Thursday night. 


This is an EP from a band I played in called The Roland High Life. If You Really Want to Hear About It was recorded in the summer of 2007 at WERS in Boston, with the exception of the song "Roxie," which was recorded at Emerson College in December of 2007. When we first began discussing the album, Walker (piano/vocals) was reading The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger for the very first time. Chris, our drummer, revealed that this was his favorite book of all time, and that he was in fact able to open the book to the exact page of his favorite line, in multiple printed editions. Coupled with Holden Caulfield allusion in the song "Homecoming King," we decided to name the album after the first line in the book, and later added an spoken audio sample of the book's final sentence to the beginning soundscape of "Your Last Fall." Unfortunately, the album was never fully mixed/mastered before the hard drive containing the files was destroyed. The album was never officially released, and the band eventually fell apart, because life.


I also perform live sometimes with a group called The Backyard Committee, a rotating indie folk/rock ensemble fronted by my friend Mike Sembos. I pretty much play whichever instrument is needed -- lap steel, keyboards, bass, and anything else that's not just standard guitar because Mike thinks it's funny. 

Anyway, the Backyard Committee has two full-length albums out now, and even though I don't perform on the records, they're both pretty great, and you can download them for free. So you might as well, right?