PEOPLE PROFILE: Marcus Walker!

Meet Marcus Walker: Musician!

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Have you heard Marcus Walker strum and croon? Had him whisper a corny joke in your ear? You’ll smile every time. A skilled and solid multi-instrumentalist, Marcus fortifies the performance of others and glows in the beam of the spotlight. He takes gentle command of the audience with the rich rumble of a voice that grips ya similar to that of Neil Diamond, Shawn Mullins and Buju Banton. Marcus is like your favourite cartoon character; clever, charming and goofy in capricious combination.

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Marcus faces the questions…

What is your career? Musician

Is it the same as your passion? Oh, yes indeed…

What are the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of your career? THE greatest challenge of being a working musician is finding & maintaining a business relationship with a venue owner that will consistently pay you for your services, willingly. Some other challenges are mostly the usual stuff like remembering lyrics & that kind of thing. Rewards..? The fact that I am making a living out of doing what I love – & what I believe I’m best at.

What is your advice to others embarking on similar career? Practice, ask questions, be & stay informed, practice, be vigilant, practice…

What does it mean to be an artist? To always be looking through the eyes of a child…

5 years ago, did you expect to be where you are today? NO but I figured I’d be somewhere nearby…

Where will you be in 5 years? Hopefully doing the same thing, only better…

What would you say to your 8-year-old self? “Stop picking your nose..!”

What would you say to your 80-year-old self? “Stop picking your nose..!”

How lucky are you and why? Very. My life is fairly idyllic & I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Also, spiritually, I feel better than I’ve ever felt…

What would people be surprised to know about you? Dunno, that’s a hard one. Perhaps that; aside from books, chocolate & sushi; I have no major addictions…

What makes you laugh? Honest, real life scenarios. The kind you can’t stage…

What is fun for you? Bumper cars & jamming with seasoned musicians…

What makes you question humanity? The overwhelming amount of atrocious behaviour some people display…

What is your favourite quote? Man, there’s tons o’ great quotes. Couldn’t possibly narrow it down to one. So, I’ll put down 3 of my faves. 1) “He was kind of charming, totally untrustworthy, conspiratorial, possessing mysterious juice with the ownership, able to operate completely outside the normal chain of command” – Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential 2) “We have eaten too much fat. Fresh baby pig is very griping to the bowels. There is an everlasting coming and going in the dug-out. Two, three men with their pants down are always sitting about outside and cursing. I have been out nine times myself. About four o’clock in the morning we reach a record: all eleven men, guards and visitors, are squatting outside” – Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet On The Western Front 3) “Look, look,’ cried the count, seizing the young man’s hands – “look, for on my soul it is curious. Here is a man who had resigned himself to his fate, who was going to the scaffold to die – like a coward, it is true, but he was about to die without resistance. Do you know what gave him strength? – do you know what consoled him? It was, that another partook of his punishment – that another partook of his anguish – that another was to die before him. Lead two sheep to the butcher’s, two oxen to the slaughterhouse, and make one of them understand that his companion will not die; the sheep will bleat for pleasure, the ox will bellow with joy. But man – man, who God created in his own image – man, upon whom God has laid his first, his sole commandment, to love his neighbour – man, to whom God has given a voice to express his thoughts – what is his first cry when he hears his fellowman is saved? A blasphemy. Honour to man, this masterpiece of nature, this king of the creation!” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

What is something originating from someone else that you find particularly inspiring?

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www.rleonband.com Have been playing with Russell for years. Good songwriter!

 

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www.openculture.com Awesomely informative… “The best free cultural & educational media on the web.”

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To see and hear more from Marcus Walker, click upon his links!  If you like what you see and hear, drop him a line! He may just tell you a corny joke. Yeah, that’s probably a definite there, matey!

https://soundcloud.com/marcus-walker-music

http://www.youtube.com/stringerland

https://www.facebook.com/groups/49857668943/

Until next time… explore an artist… explore the artist in you!

Happy day, everybuddy!

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  1. […] blog wherein I sometimes do People Profiles. Anyone who would like to be featured can contact me. Here is my latest one, on musician Marcus Walker, if you’d like to check it out. You should check him out […]

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