Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Walter is no stranger to music. Growing up as the son of a pastor but also surrounded by the music of Motown and Stax Records, he has always had a love for funk, soul and gospel. All of those influences can be heard and felt when he plays and performs.
At a young age, Walter started playing drums at his father’s church. He remembers even then, being completely consumed by music. He would take drumsticks everywhere he went, tapping on anything that wouldn’t break easily. He moved through many instruments over the years, but everything clicked when he ultimately began his journey in 2004 when his father bought him his first bass.
Since then, now married with two beautiful daughters, Walter has been blessed to perform and share his gift on stage with artist and performers such as Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Nicole C. Mullen, Danny Gokey, Todd Dulaney, and now, The Wilson Brothers Band.