Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Walter Holland - Band's Best Friend

I've been extremely lucky to have worked with some very talented muscians over the years, and one of them is the 'one and only' Walter Holland.
Walter found his way to Grand Lake almost twenty years ago through a mutual friend...Eddie Phillips. Eddie and Walter had played music together in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and 'The Pub' here in Grand Lake had hired Eddie to play there. Eddie called Walter, who was now living in Boston, and he agreed to come out to play with Eddie for a week.
That was twenty years ago and Walter's still here, lucky for us! He has played on all my CD's and did the horn arrangements also. Walter has played all over Grand County and even dared to 'road trip' with Mac and me to places like Colby,KS / Flagler, CO. & Davenport IA.
He's been a member of the 'NO NAME BAND', 'MANGO CHUTNEY', the 'Walter Holland Quartet' and '9-TOED BOB & THE STRAGLERS'. I guess Walter has probably played with almost every muscian in Grand County at one time or another. His services are always in demand. I'm proud to call him my friend and look forward to seeing him this Saturday Night at the Lariat for 'Jimmy Buffett Night', our annual cabin fever breakout.

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