Ben Walker was recently hailed as one of ‘the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now’ by Total Guitar magazine and ‘a great guitarist, composer and producer’ by Mark Radcliffe on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.
Born in Worcestershire, trained in classical guitar from a young age and with a postgraduate degree in maths, Ben is now a BBC Folk Award winner with more than seventy records under his belt as a producer and player and a reputation among his peers for fusing tradition and innovation, and for playing like no-one else.
His musicianship has been sought out from Rough Trade to the Royal Shakespeare Company, from punk to proms.
Ben’s solo guitar performances regularly delight folk audiences in the UK and further afield, his studio work and his collaborations with the finest of UK folk demonstrate a contemporary musician at the top of his game.
That just floors me every time I hear it…his guitar playing is second to none
Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3, The Late Junction
beautiful… stunning, some of the best guitar playing you are likely to hear and the best ending of any track I’ve ever played on this show
Greg Russell, BBC New Traditions
gorgeous…a lovely album. Incredibly atmospheric, absolutely beautiful