Michael Walker

Michael Walker didn’t come from a lineage of musicians. But his love for the electric guitar has allowed him to embrace the riveting sounds of blues and smooth jazz. Born in Newport, Arkansas. Michael was hooked on the guitar by listening to his grandmother’s old blues records, notably the great B.B. King.

His first visual exposure to the guitar came by watching musician Roy Clark stroke the strings every week on the country variety show, “Hee Haw.

Articles & Reviews

July 12, 2012 – “Michael Walker Kicks Off Smoother Jazz City Wide Tour”
Smooth jazz guitarist Michael Walker and his band the Project are hitting the road this summer, and he wants Dallas/Fort Worth area residents to take notice.

Walker, who released his first solo project, A Smoother You in May, will open his citywide tour July 14 with a free show at the Forum, 300 North Coit Road, in Richardson, Texas.
November 15, 2015 – Three Rivers Edition Newspaper – “Newport Guitarist Returns Home”
NEWPORT — Rising from the rocky, dusty roads of the Robinson Addition, a small African-American community just south of Newport, to the paved highways and bright lights of Dallas, Texas, Newport native and jazz guitarist Michael Walker will return home to showcase his new CD, A Smoother You, Nov. 21 at the Brickhouse on Newport’s Front Street.

January 20, 2016 – “Guitarist Michael Walker Releases Debut CD “A Smoother You”
Dallas guitarist Michael Walker releases new CD entitled “A Smoother You” on Spectra Music Group. The CD is co-produced and written by Quentin Moore (also of Dallas, Texas), and exhibits a style that infuses Smooth Jazz and “Southern Soul”. Walker began his musical career as a blues guitarist
Completed 40 minute Live Interview on Hershey’s Heart Radio Fishbowl Radio Network, in Arlington, TX – August 25, 2021 – 5-6PM to discuss “My Journey his latest CD and his music.

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