Solo Performer

“… the radiant warmth of his music will surprise you.” – Cleveland Scene

Hal Walker is a musical breath of fresh air for the whole family.  He’s a singer, a songwriter and a musical explorer.  A veteran solo performer, Hal Walker is truly one of kind.  His warm, passionate style engages audiences of all ages. With a soaring baritone voice, he sings soul-searching songs that celebrate community, diversity and the creative process.  He improvises and composes on unique musical instruments that you’ve probably never seen before.

“…the amazing talents of musician Hal Walker. He makes audaciously interesting music from bouncing balls or the boing-boing reverb of a jew’s-harp.” – Akron Beacon Journal

“…the mind boggling musical talents of Hal Walker…. His command of even the simplest of musical instruments stole the limelight.”

“…The result is an exhilarating fusion of traditions presented with carefully crafted nonchalance. Walker‘s virtuosity and disarming stage persona are guaranteed to bring the house down.” – Cleveland Free Times

Hal Walker has a pied-piper effect on people…” – Cleveland Scene Magazine

“…virtuosic solo musician, Hal Walker commanded attention with his collection of traditional and invented instruments… a strange contraption that sounded like train whistles playing in harmony.” – Cleveland Plain Dealer

Hal Walker is one of those slippery musical artists who shrugs off any label you try to cloak him in. …His music is simple and complex all at once, with catchy, hummable melodies and lyrics with surprising depth. His stirring anthem “Home in Ohio” is enough to make you want to go hug a buckeye tree and kiss a cardinal.” –

Mr. Hal Walker touched our students’ lives.  He connected with them in a way that made each child feel like he or she is the most important person in the world.  During our Ohio Arts Council residency, attendance, attitude and academics improved.” -Candy Wingert, principal, Washington School, Tiffin, Oh

“St. Vincent Ferrer School was truly blessed when Hal Walker visited us! Hal instilled a greater love for music in all of my kids and taught them skills that will benefit them for life.” -Stephen J. Zinser, Principal, St. Vincent Ferrer

Hal was just the kind of artist we love to collaborate with….His wonderful blend of formality and play was fascinating to intellectuals and preschoolers alike…  I’d jump at the chance to work with him again.” Kelly Armor.  Folk Art and Education Director, Erie Art Museum



CONTACT HAL WALKER –  halwalkeratmacdotcom



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