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Walker Shepard

Raised in Virginia, Minnesota, and New York City, Walker Shepard has developed a strong style on the fiddle, banjo and guitar.  He has been influenced by the fiddling of Clyde Davenport in person, as well as by numerous sources from field recordings and 78rpm records. As a singer, Walker has been attracted to some of the most unusual and unfathomable voices of the past, including Roscoe Holcomb, Jimmie Rodgers, Gaither Carlton, Fiddlin’ John Carson, and B. F. Shelton. They all serve as a springboard for his interpretation.