PensEyeView Feature for September 2nd and 3rd.

September 2, 2007 at 11:41 am (Uncategorized)

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Family is a central aspect of many people’s lives – a foundation, a listening ear, a group of people who will support you no matter what crazy/unintelligent things you may do. This is especially true for Al Walsh – but not for anything crazy or unintelligent. Walsh, a former member of the Pat McGee band, owes much of his inspiration and motivation for music to his family. His first album, “Son of Chime,” was actually dedicated to his father Al Walsh Sr., a gifted tenor that once performed with the Baltimore Barber Shop Quartet.

Walsh’s first taste of music came from within his family through his older brother Mike. Mike nearly ruined a promising career when Al was only 12 (he didn’t react too kindly whenever he caught Al playing with HIS guitar). Fortunately, the elder sibling eventually came around when he began to notice the same talent that the Pat McGee Band saw in him, the skill that has aspiring bands lining up to record at his own studio, Epiphany Recording Studio.

The establishment, which opened in 2005, is another family project, this time with wife Karen. Along with his wife and the six children they have between them, Al is able to continue his work as a musician – according to him, it means the world to a musician to have a supportive group behind them, keeping them motivated and on a path to growth. In the future, we can expect to see more artists like Al Walsh – he teaches guitar and hopes to pass the skill to his children and grand children. Read on about Walsh’s hope that his music “translates into something you can wrap your heart around, ” at www.penseyeview.com.

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