My friend Walt Wilkins released two albums this month. One is a solo album called 'Streetlight' and the other is a collaboration with bandmates The Mystiqueros called 'Watch It Shine.'
Streetlight is personal, intense, and intimate, and Watch It Shine is both joyful and meditative.
I had a great time writing a few of the songs with Walt over the last year or so. I'm proud to say Walt & I came up with 'Ask Her to Dance,' 'Crows,' 'The Painter By the Lake' and 'Watch It Shine' at our songwriting meetups under a 300 year-old oak tree at Bull Creek Park in Austin.
Here's a video that puts a recording of one of our songs together with stunning images shot by Texas photographer Dave Hensley.
Walt is a solid human, a hardworking family man, and an artist who has studied song and storytelling for decades.
He's a Texas treasure, and I believe he's recorded a couple of masterpieces, reflecting his solo work and his band collaboration. But then, you know I'm biased, so judge for yourself.