Walt Wilkins – Upcoming July release – Diamonds in the Sun


For Immediate Release                                

June 25, 2007


Texas Hill Country Super-Group’s DIAMONDS IN THE SUN
Features Beauty, Simplicity and Sound the Area is Known For

AUSTIN, Texas — Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros, the legendary Texas songwriter and his new group of exceptionally talented musicians, will release on July 24 on Tex-centric label Palo Duro Records their debut album, DIAMONDS IN THE SUN.

The CD was produced by Lloyd Maines, recorded at The Zone Studio in Dripping Springs and mastered at Terra Nova Digital Audio in Austin with Americana gems like “Trains I Missed,” which is already creating a buzz, “The Shape I’m In” and “Stand Up Seven.”

The album includes six tracks by Wilkins, two by band members, and three covers by the likes of The Band, Davis Raines, Ray Stephenson & Bob Dipiero. Live performances are already drawing comparisons to The Eagles, but the band also reflects influences such as Poco, The Lost Gonzo Band, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Joining Wilkins on acoustic guitar are Bill Small on bass, percussion and acoustic guitar; John M. Greenberg and Marcus Eldridge on electric guitars; and Ramon Rodriguez on drums and percussion. All five are singers, four are songwriters and each has made his own records. Maines also contributed turns on steel guitar, baritone guitar, acoustic high-string guitar and mandolin.
A week before the release of DIAMONDS IN THE SUN, Palo Duro Records will re-issue, first only digitally then manufactured for retail, three of Wilkins’ earlier albums, 2002’s RIVERTOWN, made while he worked in Nashville; 2004’s MUSTANG ISLAND, with its “tunes … like the wind and the river and the rain”; and “the genuine, meaningful” HOPEWELL from 2005.

Wilkins, a gifted songwriter, has earned comparisons to Guy Clark and Kris Kristofferson. His credits include “Songs About Texas,” the single that launched Pat Green’s career, Ricky Skaggs’ “Seven Hillsides” from the GRAMMY Award-winning SOLDIER OF THE CROSS and Ty Herndon’s “Big Hopes,” which was the title track for that record. Most recently, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Pam Tillis recorded on her new CD his “Someone, Somewhere Tonight” from HOPEWELL.

Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros Upcoming Shows:
June 28, The Crossing, Austin (with Tina Mitchell Wilkins)
June 29, Rio Cibolo Ranch, San Antonio
July 1, Reno’s, Webster
July 4, Indie Fest, Marble Falls; Luckenbach Dance Hall (with Tommy Alverson, Sam Baker, Monty Russell, Bill Small, Autumn and more)
July 6, Poor David’s Pub, Dallas
July 7, Luckenbach Dance Hall
July 8, “Front Porch Show with Justin Frazell,” Dallas (with Sam Baker and Tina Mitchell Wilkins)
July 11, Hill’s Café, Austin (KVET Free Concert Series)
July 24, Antone’s (CD Release Party & Show)
July 26, The Glass Cactus, Dallas (Twister Series)
July 27, Blanco’s, Houston
July 28, Gruene Hall, Gruene; Lone Star Music in-store
July 29, Fort Worth Clubhouse Concerts:
    White Elephant Beer Garten
    The Ranch (2-hour live broadcast)
August 4, Woody’s, Fort Worth

3 Responses to “Walt Wilkins – Upcoming July release – Diamonds in the Sun”

  1. Dear Walt Wilkins,John m Greenberg,Bill Small,Ray ,and Marcus
    Thank you all for the great music your CD IS FANTASIC ,BEAUTIFUL ,SONGS, I LOVE IT.
    Thank you again for the wonderful videos on YOU TUBE.
    I hope to see you all soon in NETHERLAND
    Much love from VERONIQUE
    And best regards from HOLLAND

  2. That’s awesome!!! I look for acoustic guitars for my boyfriend.And how to choose it.Which brands is the best ?I saw many web about this but your web is the best for me.Thank you.

  3. Did you like this CD? I’m planning to buy one. Hopefully, it’s good.
    Thanks for the post!

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