Boot-stompin’ country in Eagle
EAGLE ” Since 1991, the Walker Williams Band has performed their vibrant, boot-stomping country music to the delight of audiences. Voted one of the top three male vocalists by a Denver Post readers poll, Williams has opened for big-name fellow musicians like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Faith Hill. Williams and his band bring their dynamic country style to the stage at Eagle Town Park on Thursday as the ShowDown Town free concert series continues.
Beginning with an introduction to country music at an early age, then adding his own desire to entertain and an infectious fun-loving attitude, Williams has become one of the Rocky Mountain region’s most popular and entertaining musicians.
Within his first year on the circuit, he was playing some of the best clubs in the Denver-Metro area, including the award-winning Grizzly Rose, where he now holds status as a “house band,” and also traveling to the mountain resorts. By the second year, Walker was sharing the stage with headliners such as Willie Nelson, Billy Dean, Sawyer Brown, Alan Jackson and Merle Haggard and began spreading his touring circles into New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming.
Walker and his band cater to the dance crowds, performing selections from Walker’s own CD, covers of popular country songs and the occasional surprise tune from a variety of music styles. If you know how to two-step, three-step, cha-cha, waltz or swing, you’re gonna love ’em, the band said. On the other hand, if you just like to kick back and listen to a great singer that can also entertain, you’ll enjoy Walker’s music and antics.
The band takes the stage at Eagle Town Park on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Now in its eighth season, ShowDown Town is a family event with a variety of kids activities complementing great music each week. ShowDown Town, presented by the Town of Eagle, is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, call 949-1999 or visit http://www.vvf.org.