Music runs in the Walker family; children, siblings, parents, and grandparents find a common thread that has continued through many generations. My mother began tutoring me at the keyboard when I was just two years old. I cut my teeth in front of the friendly audiences on Sunday mornings and by the age of sixteen I had begun to travel and perform across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Lucky was I to discover my passion at an early age, and I have spent my life working in the entertainment field both nationally and internationally. I’ve appeared in live performances on stages at music festivals, concert halls, supper clubs, on television and radio broadcasts.
Along the way, I have been fortunate enough to sing and/or play piano with Naomi and Wynonna Judd, the gospel quartet “The Blackwood Brothers,” the beautiful and talented Sunshine Sisters, and the amazing Total Experience Gospel Choir from my own beloved Pacific Northwest and others.
Performing is the life blood of a musician’s work, and I count myself lucky to have been able to participate in many events at the Mayor of Seattle’s request; Governor Gary Locke’s inauguration; Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” Christmas show at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle; and the “Total Experience Gospel Choir’s” Easter show, “He Would Not Come Down.” In fact, my relationship with the Total Experience Gospel Choir goes way back to 1998, and performing with them is always lots of fun.
The saying, “all roads lead back home” has never been more true for me than in the last 10 years when I have put away my traveling shoes and settled close to family and friends. While caring for my aging mother, I discovered that a sweet song brought her peace and joy. After her passing, I felt a great need to continue giving, and my path led me to retirement communities.
The power of music in a person’s life is amazing – soothing, energizing, healing, and joyful. Music can bring back memories that take a person back in time to a special place, a special person, sometimes a special love. I would love to have the opportunity to share the gift of music at your next event.