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  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Genres & Styles / Rock
  • Language:English
  • Pages:140
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543943955

Steve Walsh

When They Call Out Your Name

by Laurie Larson

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Released on the heels of his 4th solo album, Black Butterfly, a new book is out about one of Classic Rock's most iconic vocalists and keyboard players: When They Call Out Your Name, Steve Walsh is a pictorial trek through his stellar career with stories from Steve himself, his peers, as well as quotes from radio. The foreword is by famed rock photographer Neal Preston, several of his photos are featured - some never before released. More full color photos from the author and other rock photographers.
Steve Walsh's distinguished place in the music world runs the gamut from being a familiar, friendly voice on commercial radio for decades- to forging into new progressive territory. His distinguished vocals on songs like Carry On Wayward Son and Dust in the Wind have been woven into the soundtrack of now three generations - over 30 million fans - all the while impressing new fans worldwide. His vocals - that remain among Rock and Roll's best - are marked by emotional depth and talent beyond compare. Add a charismatic stage presence and keyboard wizardry into the mix, and it is easy to see why Steve is so respected by fans and his Progressive Rock peers. So much so that progressive rock icons like Steve Hackett of Genesis and Steve Morse of the Dixie Dregs (who would later join Kansas and Deep Purple) asked Steve to play on their albums, as well as a host of other current and legendary progressive performers seeking his expertise. His songwriting has been a step ahead from the beginning, and helped propel Kansas placement on the Billboard Charts with tunes like Point of Know Return (#28) and All I Wanted (#19). He also drove the band he formed, Streets into the top ten with If Love Should Go. Still a chart topper in recent years too, with the documentary that aired repeatedly on VH1 and Palladia, Miracles Out of Nowhere, and his current album Black Butterfly is still receiving world-wide airplay and acclaim. Steve is grabbing the bar Kansas set during their peak and raising it yet another notch. Steve has a truly amazing level of musicianship that can take you to another place… The book is a timeline through his career and includes stories from his fans, peers and from Steve himself. Color photos by Neal Preston, Chuck Sillery, Glen Wexler, Armando Gallo & Laurie Larson. 140 pages, Paperback First published August 23, 2018
About the author
Laurie broke the glass ceiling becoming a Program Director and Operations Manager in the 4th largest radio market after being a progressive FM rock DJ, Music Director and Consultant for over 30 years. ​ She is also a star photographer, both celestial and terrestrial. Her celestial photos have appeared in Astronomy Magazine as well as other publications and several galleries throughout the southwest. Her more down to earth photography has been featured in a documentary about the band Kansas, on the cover of Georgiana Steele-Waller's autobiography, inside David Spero's autobiography, the Classic Rock Concert Series, Vintage Guitar Player magazine, M Music Magazine, Crossroads Magazine, Rock Meets Classic and countless other publications and websites. She has authored three books all featuring her photography and art, one about Steve Walsh, astronomy and her own autobiography. Laurie ran for the Arizona House of Representatives, was instrumental in the 1st binding Internet election and has worked in city, county and state government, education, IT, web design and astronomy research facilities. Her music has been featured in Relix Magazine, CMJ, Global Rhythm Magazine, Radio and Records Magazine, M Music Magazine, Amplifier, NAPRA Magazine and many more. She now has 5 albums to her credit.