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Robert Walter is an accomplished keyboardist and composer. Walter plays Piano, Hammond B3, and Fender Rhodes.  While touring extensively in the US and Europe, Walter has worked as a leader and sideman with many of the giants of American jazz and funk music. As a member of the classic band the Greyboy Allstars, Walter has built a large and devoted following. Walter also works as a session musician, recording and collaborating with a diverse group of artists.

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Brooklyn Bowl Allstars photos 

I had a great time playing at the Brooklyn Bowl with Joe Russo, Andy Hess, and Scott Metzger.  Hoping to do it again soon!  Thank you Andrew Scott Blackstein for these great shots! 

Nice review from Sound Fuse Magazine! 

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress at Martyrs’

http://soundfusemag.com/2014/08/26/robert-walters-20th-congress-at-martyrs/

Robert Walter

Robert Walter is a musical genius. Over the years I’ve watched him perform alongside a countless variety of talented musicians, with every show turning out to be a FUNK-in good time. Walter was a founding member of the Greyboy All-Stars before branching out and doing his own thing as a solo artist with his own band, 20th Congress. As an established keyboardist and composer, he creates funky jazz-rock that is dynamically powerful and grows from one performance to the next.

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress played at Martyrs’ and I had been excited for the show for months leading up to it. I must say that out of every musical genre, FUNK is by far my personal favorite because there is something about it that just makes you feel good! Luckily, I arrived at the venue that night just before they began their first set. My schedule was tight, especially since I was coming from another show across town featuring a little band called Umphrey’s McGee. I was thrilled to get there without missing anything except for the local opening band, I could not have planned a better after party for myself.

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When Robert Walter’s 20th Congress initially took the stage, I was a bit surprised (and a bit disappointed) that there were no horns or brass instruments of any kind up there with them. The quartet playing in the Congress started the show with “Hunk,” a fast paced, funky dance tune that is also soulful and relaxed. I have heard Karl Denson play on this tune with Walter before, both live and on studio recording of this tune, so it definitely sounded different this time around. Regardless, I really enjoyed the progression of the song. The thought of the missing horns quickly vanished from my mind for the rest of the show as the band continuously blew me away. It was an all out jam session throughout most of the first set, with each member ferociously pushing one another to play harder and faster.

The chemistry between Walter and bassist Victor Little is intense, in the best way possible. Throughout the entire show the two playfully went back and forth, complimenting and contrasting each other and the music. By consistently laying down slick bass lines, Little gave Walter free reign to get weird and funky. I was hypnotized by their phenomenal drummer, Simon Lott, who has a uniquely fluid style and technique. He kept the grooves moving with punchy rhythms and animated stage antics. The group was joined by Chris Alford on guitar, who stepped in to join the guys for this special Chicago show. Even though he had not been touring or playing with Walter regularly, he fit into the 20th Congress so perfectly that it was hard to believe he wasn’t a regular member of the group. Like the rest of the musicians on stage that night, Alford is a badass musician who never missed a beat. The guitar balanced the full sound of the band while keeping every song moving.

Robert Walter

I came to this concert well prepared to boogie. “Snakes and Spiders” was the highlight of the first set and the song took the whole show to another level. Walter took a quirky approach to the tune on his overdriven keyboard, mixing in multiple glitches, tweaks and sounds together at the same time. All while the Congress continued to jam and improvise and the crowd eventually went wild. Even the band was highly amused with one another onstage, especially when they took turns furiously jamming. At certain times, Walter would stop playing, stand up to joyously watch what the others were doing. Robert Walter is intoxicating to listen to and entertaining to watch, and his soulful raw energy is impossible to ignore. It was apparent to everyone in the room that the whole band was enjoying each moment playing together, especially with Walter bouncing around the stage with a massive, magnetic smile on his face.

The second set was on fire, turning a sweaty dance party into a sauna. Overall, they sounded outstanding the whole night and the show was on point. Even thought the show’s vibe was super chill, the music was still hot and funky. As the venue was hoppin to all of the underlying ‘Nawlins’ boogaloo energy, RW2C threw in “Kool is Back” and “Don’t Hate Congratulate” before closing out the well-rounded night of music with the jazzy standard “Who Took the Happiness Out?” I loved seeing this insanely talented cast of characters play together and this show was top notch.

Robert Walter to play the Hangtown Halloween Ball! Special performance with the Meter Men 

Railroad Earth's 4th Annual
Hangtown Halloween Ball Unleashes 2014 Lineup
Hangtown Halloween Ball just unleashed the first wave lineup announcements for their 4th annual harvest celebration including 3-nights ofRailroad Earth along with the Meter Men featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr. with special guest Robert WalterLeftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat, ALOJeff Austin Band featuringDanny BarnesRoss Martin and Eric Thorin, The Motet (original and Jamariquai set), Poor Man’s Whiskey,Robert Walter’s 20th Congress and many more. The 3-day event takes place at the El Dorado Fairgrounds in beautiful Placerville, California -- at the gateway of the High Sierras from October 24-26, 2014.
With featured entertainment spanning multiple genres of music, The 4th annual Halloween event features far more than just three chances to get costumed, groove to great music, and get a little wild under the harvest moon. The campout also takes place in a picturesque setting (at the gateway of the High Sierras), replete with running water, hot showers and colorful festival ambiance that a holiday like Halloween demands.

Hosted by Railroad Earth and the great team at Pet Projekt, Hangtown Halloween Ball is known for creating a fantastic Holiday themed getaway for festival goers of all ages including colorful ambiance and Halloween themed art installations into the overall production. The three-day event will also feature a number of family oriented activities for children of all ages including workshops, costume and pumpkin carving contests held throughout the weekend.
 
Early-bird tickets are now on sale on the official event website as well as multi-day passes which include camping, VIP packages (appropriately named the SupernaturALL Experience), parking and RV passes directly through the event website at http://www.hangtownhalloween.com. Deepest discounts are available now for $145 through July 23rd (while supplies last).  For more information about the event check out http://www.hangtownhalloween.com or http://www.railroadearth.comfor more information.
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Robert Walter's 20th Congress performs Railroad Earth's Hangtown Halloween Ball!

Placerville, CA

 

Robert Walter's 20th Congress will be performing at the 4th Annual Railroad Earth's Hangtown Halloween Ball. There will also be a special performance with the Meter Men!

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Robert Walter plays Jam Cruise 13!

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Miami FL

 

Robert Walter will be an artist at large for Jam Cruise 2013!

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