Walker McGuire splits
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
– Walker McGuire, who released an EP on Stoney Creek last year, have split.
The duo - Jordan Walker and John McGuire - announced via social media on Tuesday, ""We regret to inform everyone we've decided to end Walker McGuire. We want to thank everyone for their support and for following us on our journey the last five-+ years."
Walker McGuire released a new single, "Growin' Up," to country radio in October.
The group's website listed five concerts on the schedule. It was unclear if they were going to fulfill those obligations.
The two met onstage at a writers round just days after moving to Nashville. Walker was raised in Texas with a love for classics like Keith Whitley and Dan Seals. McGuire , a Kansas City native, was more roots oriented, influenced by John Prine and Tom Petty.
More news for Walker McGuire
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies
Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal
Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved.
In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well.
The clear winners... »»»