you get the picture. Chris' reputation for being able to play anything really well is only preceded by the seemingly universal assessment that he's a genuinely warm, caring, lovely soul, devoid of pretentiousness and completely down to earth.
When Chris was seriously injured in a car accident near Indianapolis on Sept. 14 -- an accident that tragically claimed the life of his travel partner, Julie Martin, who worked at the local YWCA Battered Women's Shelter -- the immediate, stunning shock was followed quickly by action, as fellow artists (whether they knew him or not) lined up to not only offer condolences but also help. Logically, a number of benefit concerts have popped up. This almost familial jump-to-action instinct, a desire to protect and assist peers without thinking twice is what makes it a genuine music "community."
"Friends for Chris Walker" on MySpace (The Seedy Seeds perform with The Sheds for the debut party (taking place in the venue's upstairs Emerald Room), along with guests Drexel (from Dayton), Minor Planets (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Leah D. (Ypsilanti, Mich.). The Sheds plan on returning as a live band in the spring. (myspace.com/theshedsmusic)
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