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It would seem to those previously unfamiliar with Seth Walker that he emerged practically overnight as one of the fastest rising stars in blues and roots music. Prior to his recent move to Nashville, the 38-year old singer and guitarist hung his hat in Austin for 15 years and has been fine-tuning his songwriting and soulful croon since his late teens.

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  • Audio CD (6 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Hyena
  • ASIN: B001OA0MSA
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,392 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Seth Walker Takes 'Leap Of Faith' With New Album on Hyena Records. Music audiences around the world were first introduced to Seth Walker upon the Hyena Records' release of his widely praised, eponymous 2007 long-player. It would hit the top ten of the Americana and Living Blues charts, while receiving praise from publications like No Depression, Blues Revue, Creative Loafing and Maverick UK Magazine. The Austin-based artist hit the road extensively throughout '08, performing at world-renowned festivals like Flat Rock, Magnolia Fest and Moulin Blues. He headlined shows across the U.S., often playing to sold-out rooms, but he would also join the likes of Johnny Winter, Marcia Ball and The Doobie Brothers for opening appearances. With all of this contributing to his status as one of blues and roots music's fastest emerging stars, Seth returns in 2009 with'Leap Of Faith' - unquestionably his greatest record yet. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Gary Nicholson, the twelve-track collection showcases the stunning range of the young songwriter, singer and guitarist who fits comfortably between James Hunter on one side and Keb Mo on the other. Be prepared to hear Seth Walker's name mentioned in the same breath as those pre-eminent artists over the coming year.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is a really good record! Texas-based Walker works similar territory to Van Morrison and James Hunter, jazz and blues-based original songs delivered with a wonderful laid-back, soul-drenched voice and he also plays nice blues lead guitar. This is a very varied CD, not as straight blues as his previous 2007 release 'Seth Walker' and containing nods to jazz, rock and roll, R&B and country.

We get off to a great start with the up-tempo blues "Can't come with you", followed by the very catchy Sam Cooke-ish "Rewind" The title track keeps up this high-quality and showcases Seth playing some nice B.B. King-style blues guitar and we also get a nice version of the old Percy Mayfield R&B song "Memory pain". "Lately I've let things slide" by Nick Lowe is another really nice song, a poignant soul-tinged country ballad with nice steel guitar. "Lay down (river of faith)" is one of the best songs I've heard for years- a wonderful bluesy ballad with a fabulous totally original arrangement featuring organ and acoustic slide guitar. Walker also shows his versatility with the cheesy string-laden torch song "I got a song", the funky "I don't dance", the Chuck Berry-style rocker "Something fast" and the fantastic late-night ballad "Falling out of love".

I can't recommend this record enough, it's well played, well-produced, has lots of wonderful songs and although it's firmly rooted in blues and jazz it also seems very accessible and commercial. I guess Seth Walker is just a regional act in the States but I can't imagine that there will be many better records released this year.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
"Leap" to the top 3 Mar. 2009
By W. J. Noe - Published on Amazon.com
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Any "blues" fans out there will appreciate this 44 minute album from "Can't Come With You" all the way through "Falling Out Of Love". My personal favorite is "Rewind", which is reminiscent of the kind of tunes given to us from the late Sam Cooke. Oh, and by the way, if you like the way B. B. King plays guitar you will really appreciate Seth Walker on his own Gibson. His latest album, "Leap of Faith", is a hit in my book. It is 5 stars, A+, 2 thumbs up, whatever scale you want to apply. Find the top of the scale and that is where this album is positioned. It's a little bit blues, a little bit rock and roll and maybe even a little bit R&B. The musicians, from Seth on guitar through horns, drums and just enough keyboard action are superb on all tracks. I don't know what influences this Austin, TX journeyman blues man has in his head but you can find Gary Moore, Huey Lewis and hints of Ray Charles while listening to this fine album. You can't help but note the obvious influence of his friend and mentor Delbert McClinton. It's McClinton you hear lending vocal support on "Something Fast" The album showcases Seth Walker's songwriting abilities such as "Rewind" but also delivers several covers, tastefully done. All-in-all this is an album worth following and I predict platinum results quickly.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Seth's Best Yet 3 Mar. 2009
By David R. Shoaf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Start to finish "Leap of Faith" is Seth's best showing to date. It's got just the right combination of catchy rock riffs (a la "On the Outside") and blues soul (a la his prior self-titled album). The production is tight and the mood flows from foot-stomping to heart-felt without stumbling. If you're unfamiliar with Walker's style, this is a must-have; the record will keep your toes tapping with every listen.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Amazing CD 24 Mar. 2009
By Valerie Ann Houston - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD is amazing! Traditionally I am not a blues fan, but since discovering Seth Walker, I am hooked. The more I hear it, the more I love it! The songs are catchy and upbeat and the lyrics are great. Rewind was my favorite off of the album until I heard him play Lately I've let things slide...now I can't decide which one I love more!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Leap of Fame 5 Aug. 2009
By Allan Suchinsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There's good and bad here.

First the good: this album is tremendous and Seth Walker's next can't be too soon. The bad is that one's toes get extremely tired from tapping. BTW, "I Don't Dance" will make you want to.

Don't try to pigeon hole this music for there are elements of blues, r&b, and jazz here; just listen.
Seth Walker's New CD: Solid from Start to Finish. 23 May 2009
By John Sloneker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you have ever been trying to decide what artist you want to listen to and get caught between Boz Scaggs, Ray Charles, and Bob Dylan, this album is the remedy for your dilemma. I am amazed at how well Seth seamlessly combines blues with a touch of Doo-Wop and Motown in each song, but continues to give you the satisfaction and groove a blues beat delivers. Each song has its own style and feel, but somehow Seth has binded each one of these sessions into an album that just makes sense. For me, it falls into that category of albums where you can't pick a favorite song, because as that song ends and the next begins, you are suddenly switching favorites. Keep it up Seth!
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