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Born and bred in Echuca, Victoria, Benny Walker inherited his passion for music from his father and grandfathers, all talented musicians in their own right. Music was always a natural path for Benny to follow, and his soulful voice and intuitive songwriting traces the full range of the human experience, from love, loss and hope to the simple pleasures of sitting in the sunshine having a drink with your mates. With an effortless blend of soul, blues, reggae and acoustic folk, Walker's laidback style combines raw, powerful honesty with upbeat, catchy rhythms to create captivating music that you'll be humming for days.
A steady buzz has been building around Walker since the release of his self-titled debut album in 2008. Since then, he has performed at pubs, clubs and festivals around Victoria, including Echuca Winter Blues, Numurkah Foodbowl Music Festival and NAIDOC Week Celebrations at the Northcote Social Club.
Walker's new five-track EP, 'Summer Sun', was launched in December and is available now. The 'Summer Sun' tour will take Walker to Stradbroke Island, Brisbane, Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria. Add to this an appearance at Woodford Folk Festival over the New Year, and 2011 is shaping up to be a huge year for Benny Walker.