multi-instrumentalist, studio engineer, songwriter, music teacher and founder of Green South Records.
Places a Poet Sits, an EP inspired by the poetry of Ben Lodmell, is Dave Walker's first solo release in two years.
It's a stripped back album, voice and guitar, each track recorded live with no overdubs.
"The songs came about as a result of the amazing poetry of my old friend, Ben Lodmell," Dave said.
"He had published a book of his work and had continued to create following the book. There were some amazing words in those poems and with his blessing and encouragement, I’ve turned four of them into this acoustic EP which I recorded in a couple of sessions with Phil Georges."
"It’s my first journey into a co-write of this nature and it has been a fantastic experience. Taking these beautiful poems and moulding them into a song at times felt a bit sacrilegious but we’re both happy with the end result which is all that matters."
Ben and Dave first met way back in 1989 in Colorado, and have been friends ever since. Ben, born and bred in the USA, now lives in Portugal, having made a life abroad, stints in Argentina and sojourns back to the US along the way.
"He has always been a larger than life character for me, in every sense of the word," Dave said. "His life and experiences, coupled with his beautiful way of looking at the world has translated really well into song."
I've worked in the industry professionally since moving to Melbourne in 1996, prior to that working as a journalist for six years in country Victoria.
Playing live, recording on both sides of the microphone, studio and live sound engineering, some guitar teaching and running Green South Records are what keeps me busy. I'm also secretary of the mighty Rosebud Cricket Club.
2019: Dave Walker 'Places a Poet Sits' EP P V W G
2018: Van Walker 'Happy Dogs' Single CP R GS
2018: Simon McCullough 'Southern Ocean Rivers' LP CP R M G
2018: William Alexander 'The Kid From Bourke' LP P
2018: Public Liability 'Public Liability' LP CP R GS
2018: Kieran O'Connell 'Ava' Single P R M G B O
2018: Justiciero 'El Futuro' EP CP R M
2017: Liminality 'RiverMead' LP CP R M
2017: Public Liability 'Mayweather' Single R
2017: Abolicion 'Songs of Justice' LP R GS (track 11)
2017: Kieran O'Connell 'Life's a Journey' LP P BV R M G B O
2017: Peter O'Shea 'Ribbons Round the Pegs' LP P R M
2017: Louey Hesterman's Whimsy 'Heart and Soul' LP R M
2016: Simon McCullough 'The Little Things' EP CP R M
2016: Dylan Walker 'Line by Line' EP CP R M GS
2016: David Ricciuti 'Oil and Water' LP CP W R M G B BV O
2016: Maria Forde 'Sing a Song for Ireland' LP CP R M G
2016: Dave Walker Band 'Summertime on the Peninsula' single P W V G O
2016: Peter O'Shea 'Paying for the Crowns' LP CP R M
2016: Dave Walker Band 'Fake Hotel' LP P V W BV R M G GS B O
2015: Shanakee ‘Stones’ EP CP V BV W R M G
2015: Rachel Ricciuti 'Wrote a Song' LP CP R M G B O
2015: Destroy She Said ‘Fat Lizzy’ EP CP G GS (+ M CP G GS)
2015: Abolicion 'Don't Eat Me' Single CP R M
2014: Unkle Unit 'The Anthem' Single R M
2014: Public Liability 'God's Law' Single CP R M
2014: Shanakee ‘Weeds and Wildflowers’ LP CP BV R M G O
2013: Various artists 'Musical Memories Vol 1' EP P W R M G B O
2012: Destroy She Said ‘Down to Dirty’ LP CP W G GS
2012: Dave Walker '52 Songs project' W P V BV R M G GS B O
2011: Destroy She Said ‘Destroy She Said’ EP CP W G GS
2008: DW & Blue Moon Lodge ‘Diamonds on the Road’ LP W CP V G GS O
2005: Brunswick Music Group ‘Lime Green Love Machine’ LP W CP B
2005: Brian Baker & The Spoils of the Empire ‘Head in the Clouds’ EP B BV
2004: Those Bloody McKennas 'Intention' Single BV
2003: Dave Walker ‘Dave Walker’ LP P CP V W G O
2001: Brunswick Music Group ‘Lo-Fi in the Lounge’ LP CP B GS
2000: The Cowtippers ‘Other People’s Music’ LP CP V W G O
1998: The Hooligans ‘Upstairs at Lambertis’ LP V BV G
P - Produced | CP - Co-Produced | V - Vocals | BV - Backing vocals | W - Writer/co-writer | R - Recording Engineer | M - Mix Engineer | G - Guitars | GS - Guitar solo | B - Bass | O - Other instruments, including mandolin, tenor banjo, keys, hand percussion, ukulele etc.