Archive for the 'Peter Walker' Category

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Guitarist Peter Walker spent decades off the grid, but reemerged in 2006, when he contributed recordings — alongside James Blackshaw, Jack Rose, Thurston Moore, Steffen Basho-Junghans, and others — to Tompkins Square’s A Raga for Peter Walker tribute. Since then, a slow but steady stream of Walker material has become available: Two new recordings of […]

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Peter Walker has lived a remarkable life. The 76-year-old guitarist was a contemporary of Sandy Bull, Fred Neil, Karen Dalton, and Lowell George; a musical director for Timothy Leary’s famed “Celebrations;” a student of Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. He recorded two LPs for Vanguard, Rainy Day Raga (1967) and Second poem to Kamela, […]