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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Spontobeat - Walter Tore

I have traveled the highways of the world for the past 40 years. I resided in Austin, SF Bay Area, NYC, Brussels, Oslo, Ohio, Arizona, seeking the blues greats and places where my approach to music would be accepted. I have lived with Lousiana Red, and played and toured with many of the blues greats. I have lived the high life and the low life during this journey. The countless experiences I have had are being written to a book by Nigel Price, an author from England . I got tired of dealing with the struggles to keep at top band intact, and became a full time, 1 man band(bass drum, snare, high hat, guitar, piano, vocal, harp all played at once) about 10 years ago. I learned this from Wilbert "Kansas City" Harrison, in the 70's, back in Newark, NJ. Wilbert had the biggest 1 man band commercial hit to date with -Let's Work Together. This has allowed me to have that band sound behind me 24/7. All the songs you here have me playing everything at once, one take, no overdubs, never to be done again. I built my own recording studio to capture the music, and record approx 300 full length cds a year. With such an output of material I spend only a few minutes mixing each song(I know guys that spend a year on a song). With everything within a few inches of each other this becomes quite a recording puzzle that never ceases to fascinate my interest. Recent accomplishments: Feature story on my musicial life Nov. 2009 - NBC channel 4 news, composed the soundtrack for the 2009 NBC Thanksgiving special "Stories", 2010 NBC valentines special "Stories" soundtrack(probably the only spontaneously created soundtrack in network history), won the 2009 Bushman World Harmonica Contest and represented the Columbus Blues Alliance in the 2008 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. I also recorded 30 cds in the month of Febuary for the RPM Challenge. This is a world record that was covered in many music publications around the world. I was going to have it recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records but they charge to be listed in their book (something I could not wrap my head around).  

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