glimmer joins The Walkabouts family!
Longtime Walkabouts bassist Michael (Mike Bass) Wells is excited to share the news with you about his new band called glimmer. Also in the band is former Walkabouts multi-instrumentalist Bruce Wirth who played on "New West Motel." Follow the link to check out glimmer's Facebook page, learn about the group and download their new song Build a Fire.
Fred Chalenor (December 29, 1955 – June 23, 2018)
Rest in peace Fred. The Walkabouts were fortunate to have him play on our Trail of Stars album. He was a friend and fellow traveler, and he will be missed.
Feel Like Going Home: Cover Albums
This 3 LP + 4 CD box set contains our 1993 covers album Satisfied Mind featuring folk and country versions of an eclectic mix of our musical heroes from Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye to Charlie Rich and Robert Forster (to name but a few), and our companion album Train Leaves at Eight covering only European music from artists such as Jacques Brel and Neu! that was released in 2001.
As a bonus and a special gift to our friends and fans this box includes a third double LP, the live album Gone To Hell, Back By Eight. This album includes recordings of two concerts from the Satisfied Mind and Train Leaves at Eight eras.
To learn more about Feel Like Going Home: The Covers visit Glitterhouse Records and tell them The Walks sent ya!
Congratulations to our friends Transmissionary Six!
Folks who live in Europe can learn more about the album HERE.
Live somewhere in North America? Click HERE.
With deep sadness we mourn the passing of Joe "Bass" Skyward. Joe was our friend and bass player for the band during the Ended Up a Stranger and Train Leaves At Eight album and tour cycles. The courage with which he fought his cancer was beyond inspiring.
Dear friend, you will be missed.
The Virgin Years
We're pleased to announce the release of deluxe LP and CD versions of pivotal Walkabouts albums from the mid '90s; Devil's Road and Nighttown. In addition to the stand alone reissues of these two albums our friends at Glitterhouse Records have released a limited run of 500 of the Virgin Years Box Set that contains LPs and CDs of Devil's Road and Nighttown as well as an LP/CD set of The Walkabouts performing live with the Nighttown Orchestra in Bruxelles on June, 28th 1997 at the amazing Ancienne Belgique.
Visit the Glitterhouse Records website to learn more about the releases and to order your copies. For those of you in North America you can pick up the goods at Glitterhouse mailorder or try Forced Exposure.