On his seventh album, Butch Walker, a sought-after producer himself, brings in Ryan Adams to oversee a very personal and moving album about the emotions stirred by the death of his father. They are beautifully crafted songs, sung with feeling and subtlety and with lyrics full of honesty. Whether it’s insights about the constraints of where you live (21+) or about flawed love (Still Drunk) or a grief (Afraid of Ghosts), the songs here repay listening. And Father’s Day is a very plaintive song. The musicianship is top notch, with Adams weighing in on drums on two tracks and some neat 12-string playing from Mike Viola. Listen out, too, for Stephen Pratt’s subtle work on accordion on Afraid of Ghosts. Actor Johnny Depp acquits himself well on a guitar solo on 21+
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I had fans send me pictures of their Dads who have passed away. This is my gift to you….. For Fathers Day – Butch Walker
Afraid Of Ghosts is out now:
beautifully crafted songs, sung with feeling and subtlety and with lyrics full of honesty
So, an unexpected fact about my late Father, Butch Walker, Sr… His favorite song was “The Rose”, a song made popular by the great Bette Midler. My Dad loved it so much, he wrote the words into his eulogy and the words were recited at his funeral service. This song always holds a special place in my heart, because it did in his… My friends The Dove and the Wolf have been singing it with me on tour and we couldn’t wait to record it. We pulled into Appleton, WI on Memorial Day to grill burgers and sing tunes with my fellow brother in song Corey Chisel at his beautiful sanctuary called The Refuge. This is the 2nd of 2 takes we did. Hope you like it.
Hey hey hey… I’m coming, UK!!!! I got a couple shows for you after this North American Tour… the setlist I’m working on for this tour will be like NO OTHER TOUR I’ve done. I’ve dug deep into the well for some remakes of old stuff, pretty sweet covers, lots of favorites and some new album material too.
Noah Abrams made a mini-documentary with Butch Walker while recording his new album Afraid Of Ghosts with Ryan Adams.
this listener felt like he had been through the emotional wringer