Composer of dozens of songs that stick in your head; Choruses you want to sing (or shout) along to; Purveyor of authentic stories of exploits and predicaments and romance that are filled with optimism; Architect of albums that have few boundaries, embracing hard rock and ballads, pop rock, Americana and singer-songwriter.Or, as Butch says, “I think it’s all just rock & roll.” Stay Gold is Butch’s 8 album.The last one, 2015’s Ryan Adams’ produced Afraid Of Ghosts, was a cathartic record that dealt with a devastating personal experience, the passing of his father. In Butch’s words, “After coming out of the AOG album cycle and tour where, at the risk of sounding ridiculous, I spent a lot of time on stage bawling my eyes out, I felt a very calm sense of peace.
He was born as a dyslexic, physically unfit and unstable child whose parents were afraid to let him go out and mingle with other kids.
This led him for several years of isolation as a kid; but also developed his interest into music.
A very big boy due to his weight, he was already over 200 pounds in mid school, but later took medications and exercises to drop his weight by almost half.
Here comes the heartache, the move out date Excuses for my friends Here comes the reasons I have to justify It was better in the end Here comes the last time I'm gonna kiss you The first night sleeping alone Here comes the hardest thing We've ever known Well, I know that you're sleeping I can always hear you breathe Don't you think it's about time that we talked?
not really, but my real name bored me after 18 yrs so i changed it. So don't seem so confused if I look like I am in a band but don't call myself something like Confessions on Bleeding Heart Sundays.
But I record and perform as Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites. Pink, who's break-ups have been much more public than Walker's, supplies perfect backing vocals as a reminder that the end of a relationship always changes both people.Butch Walker is an American musician, a recording artist and a producer who was famously known from his involvement with the musical band “South Gang”, where he worked as a lead guitarist.” You’ll find that the stories on Stay Gold are very well fleshed out, something Butch credits to “growing up on some of those dudes – Elton John and the (Bernie) Taupin lyrics, Springsteen and Joel. I had a buddy, Matt Marston, who was actually dating my sister back in the early 90s. I gotta give it to that guy, Matt, for helping me figure it out.” That long ago ’eureka moment’ still informs Butch’s writing and the material on Stay Gold is clearly his most articulate to date.He was a songwriter and ended up being a pretty big unsung influence on me because – well, there’s no escaping the fact that I had a hair metal band in the late 80s / early 90s and it was a lot of fun but it wasn’t always very broad, lyrically. When asked if the stories are real or imagined, he replies, “All the songs are half true.” The new album kicks off with the title song, a straight-ahead rocker, loaded with swagger and lyrics that call out native GA locales.After Southgang, Walker formed a new band with ex-South Gang members Jayce Fincher and Mitch Mc Lee (aka: Doug Mitchell), calling themselves Floyd's Funk Revival after Walker's birthplace Floyd County, Georgia.