My son Isaac and I. He has helped me prioritize my life while single dad-ing it for 10 yrs. I love him dearly.
The dance floor is always packed as Mtn Mystics provide the Telluride massive some crucial tunes at The Bubble Lounge, March '08
Rob Peterka-Bari/Tenor Sax, Bob Newnam-Trumpet/Flugal, Gareth Martins-Saprano/Flute. These guys add that authentic section sound to the mix :)
Tom Mann joined Mtn Mystics on '07 and quickly brought his bass talents to provide, what is, the reggae foundation.
John Barfield's hand drumming skills are inspiring, his energy contagious...
Josh Peters brings a wealth of jazz and tasty licks on the keys, focusing on flavor vs the traditional skank heavy rythmn.
Cover photo for Morning Herbs CD. Shot by John Richter in Norwood CO.
For 2 people or 2000 people, Walter knows only to provide the music and feeling to touch them all.
Photos taking us back in time from here on lower: This shot from the old Garfinkels location in Telluride, 2001. Stage left is Rand Anderson of Freshly Baked and other guitar Stosh Dimbitzky of Fracta
Live at The Blues in Idaho Falls circa '97, Gary Muchnik was a great young keyboardist and friend whose soul left his body in a one car accident in 1999.
Live at Sidewinders in Jackson Hole Wyoming circa '97-'98. Gary Muchnik, co-wrote the hook line for "Herb Is Not The Problem" and wrote the line for "Reason" , yet to be released.
Edi Fitzroy in Big Red touring vessel winter '97-'98. From JA to the cold Rockies was a trip for Edi but we rocked them nevertheless.
Edi had a commanding stage presence and booming voice. We delivered songs like "Johnny", "I Love You My Dear", "Youthman", "On A Trip", "Working Class Woman", "Princess Black", "Deep In Me Culture" an
Edi Fitzroy is a veteran reggae artist. His career began in 1978 and continues today. He has released at least nine albums and toured throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada , U.S. and the biggest Jam
On tour in '97, WSC & the Overstand Band rocked the Bob Marley Day Festival in Austin, TX for two days. Backstage good vibes, herbs, fungi and all these people made for a memorable time.
Same Belly Up show, Ras "smalls" and I enjoying the sounds and vibes. Barely visable on keys is my engineer/keyboard guru Ted Price.
The 8750 Reggae Band circa '96, live at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. Andrew Furnee on Bass, Rasta Stevie Smith on vocals, and Walter-guitar/vocals. This incarnation was the last of the long running
David " Bassie" Christianson on keys for 8750 Reggae Band, Bredren, all Walter shows from 2001 on.
At the Catalyst, we don't call him "bassie" for nothin'
Andrew on Sax '96 at the Catalyst, a very talented musician and livicated family man.
Rachel Gillette is the mother of my child Isaac and the girl who swept me off my feet in the summer of '96. We are still friends and hope to collaborate someday on some music.
Live at Winston's in Ocean Beach,CA- Overstand in late '95. Tried one tour with this line-up, ended in cars doing 360's in Wyoming and Mikey G and I moving to Telluride to join 8750. That's Tim Pachec
Overstand group photo taken behind Blind Melon's in Pacific Beach,CA. mid '95. Mikey/Walter in back, from left middle row-Ras luis Smalls, John Connelly, Tim Pacheco, Matt Kerr, Scott Homan, front-Joh
The Shepherds at Banx in SD, CA in late'94
Cinthia Mashburn and Walter harmonizing in late '94 in Mission Beach, CA.
Cinthia and Walter had a great chemistry and sound together. She had just joined the group as we were recording the "For The Love' CD and put her signature on the CD for sure.
The Shpherds behind the bike shop/rehearsal space circa 1993. Front-founding members Walter, A.B. Navarez, Sean Glithero, top- Anta Merrit, Paul "pos" Cohen, Sandy Slater, John DeCarli, Anthony Steven