Howdy folks, welcome to the web page, brought to you by my  good mate & front-row regular Adam Gibson.

It is with considerable disappointment and frustration that I am forced to postpone my entire Spirit World single tour, the Melbourne launch at the Welcome Swallow, Altar in Hobart, Two Oaks Somerset, The Wheatsheaf in Adelaide, The Eastern in Ballarat, The Bridge, Castlemaine, Major Tom’s Kyneton, Archies’ Creek Hotel, The Transit Bar in Canberra, Marrickville Bowling Club and The 2020 Gumball Festival. Apologies to everyone, punters, venues and musicians alike, but in the immortal words of the Jeffry Lebowski: “New shit has come to light” and the sooner we all pull our heads in the better we’ll be.  Personally it’s a considerable loss financially and emotionally/artistically but it’s the only sociably responsible thing to do. I’m not concerned about my own health (and I’m not stockpiling TP yet) but if we all get sick at once and overload our medical services vulnerable people will die.

So let’s step back and reconvene later this year after we see the lay of the land.

In other news….

Moving out of the city last year and gigging less has been great for my mental and physical health, but not so on my bank account. And frankly, this year… without some great friends, I’d be walking the streets, no question.

So it’s time for Patreon!

Most days I write a new song. Maybe 1 out of 5 or 6 are ever heard by anyone other than myself. Which is good, for quality control, but there are still a few good ones that don’t see the light of day. The odd one might get a run live every now and again, but most of them will never find a home on a record. That’s just the reality of being ‘prolific’. No one but very close friends have heard 1/3 of the work I’ve created in the last 20 years. And probably never would have.

Until now!

This way I can get work out to those who really want it. You may have heard the one about the Rabbit and the Fish, but have you heard the one about th Cat and the Dark Eyed Bird? Or the Saddest Lamb in the Land? Or the HUMAN??? The Vulgar Animal? Friends have been asking me to record that particular one since my first album.

In fact, people have been telling me to do this for years, and if it wasn’t for penury and the changing world I probably wouldn’t have. Yet the more I think about it, the better an artistic and financial idea it appears to be. Live Clips like the ones I’d usually upload to FB will now only be available to Patrons. As will unreleased studio cuts, live recordings, home recordings like the one above, originals and covers, and even lessons and one off how-to-play some of my songs.

For only $10 a month you will receive a single composition directly from my unreleased back catalogue. Mostly songs, but sometimes audio and visual, and sometimes artwork, poems, prose, and even a podcast. All this work that would have never seen the light of day (time/space/money) will now become available to True Fans. It’s gonna be a huge (ahem…) Vanthology that’ll only become apparent over time. I really do have lots of songs. And I’m gonna open up the vault, people! Songs that might never made albums will be available as Singles, like the good old days!

It’s an ideal way to keep this goose alive while also setting sail more golden eggs to those who might want them scrambled for breakfast, or who can at least offer them safe port.

Stay sane and subscribe!

www.patreon.com/vanwalker

 

In the meantime you can order my single from me directly and I’ll post you a personally signed copy and hopefully that’ll keep me afloat thru these difficult times.

Transfer $20 to

DONOVAN C WALKER  063-157 / 1047-3204

with your postal address to receive personally signed Sprit World single with double B side: Crystal Ball & I Gotta Worry.

 

Spirit World is the lead single from Van Walker’s first solo album in a decade, Ghosting, the song is a haunted, mysterious composition, as vulnerable as it is mercurial. Someone is missing someone, and dabbling in the dark arts as a means to bring them back, dead or alive.

The song, like much of the album, is stark and brutally honest, with just bass and fingerstyle acoustic guitar, and the added spark of Australia’s most revered roots musicians and no stranger to disturbed folk, guitar wizard Jeff Lang weaving his magic on dobro between the enchanted lyric of reverie and sorcery.

https://www.kriskatpublicity.com.au/van-walker/

Full length album GHOSTING out August on Green South Records.

Spirit World ~ National Single Tour  POSTPONED

VIC
WED 18 March
The Welcome Swallow, Brunswick
w/t The Dusty Millers & Heartbrokers
FREE

TAS
FRI 20 March
Altar, Hobart
w/t Zac Henderson & Betsy Blue
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/van-walker-at-the-altar-hob…

TAS
SAT 21 March
Two Oaks, Somerset
Clinton Hutton & Amy Pegg
https://tickets.oztix.com.au/

SA
FRI 3 April
The Wheatchief, Adelaide
w/t Tom Redwood (and Secret Special Guest!)
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/the-wheatchief-hotel-adelai…

REGIONAL VIC
SAT 11 April
The Eastern, Ballarat
w/t Steve Smyth
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/van-walker-launches-spirit-…

SUN 12 April
Archie’s Creek, Gippsland
w/t Dan Musil, 3 – 6pm, FREE

FRI 17 April
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
w/t Jess Parker
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/van-walker-spirit-world-sin…

SAT 18 April
Major Toms, Kyneton
w/t Moosejaw Rifle Club
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/van-walker-spirit-world-sin…

ACT
THURS 13 April
Transit Bar, Canberra
w/t Den Hanrahan & Dan Musil                                                                                                                         https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/van-walker-spirit-world-single-tour-special-guests-transit/120299

SYD
FRI 24 April
Marrickville Bowls Club
April w/t Lost Ragas                                                                                                                   https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/b96cda38-c16e-448b-a938-e0c58c8ee8e8?utm_source=Oztix&utm_medium=Website&utm_content=EventGuide

NSW
SAT 25 April
GUMBALL FESTIVAL
w/t The Church, Frazey Ford & many more
https://events.humanitix.com.au/the-gum-ball-2020

* all other album and touring info www.greensouthrecords.com.au

 

In other news HEARTBROKERS VOL.1O is available at Basement Discs, Greville, and Off the Hip Records. Stream I AM THE DEVIL  here  https://orcd.co/thedevil) and check out new single GOING DOWNhttps://www.facebook.com/breakneckboogie/videos/823210084798108/

 

Until then, thanks for the ongoing support.

Stay heavy,