ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Texas singer-songwriter Walt Wilkins in concert Sunday, June 11th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door, and are available online at www.societyhall.org, or in Alamosa at the Green Spot.
(There will also be a “Raise the Roof” hamburger fry before the concert, starting at 5 p.m., to which everyone is invited for free burgers but donations invited, kicking off a fundraising campaign for a new roof for the hall.)
One of the most beloved, poetic and widely-known singer-songwriters from the great state of Texas is coming back to Society Hall for a solo show. Walt has played the hall twice as part of the Red River Songwriters Festival traveling show, and knocked everyone out with his voice, his performances, and his songs. A true troubadour, Walt’s songs evoke the deep mystery and wonder of love and life and all it holds, and celebrate the things that make it worthwhile.
Society Hall board member Don Richmond says, “It’s a mystery to me why certain songs and performers reach inside your being and wake things up and stir things around, but I don’t know anyone who is a better practitioner of that art, and servant of that mystery, than Walt Wilkins. I’d drive a long way to see this man sing and play – don’t miss this show!”
From Walt’s website — “I am fortunate that I play my songs across a wide region that is filled with folks who find comfort, enjoyment & meaning in coming out to listen to folks like myself. I am fortunate that enough folks come out, generally, that I can come back to those places and play my songs again. I am lucky, I think, that I knew my calling at an early age, and at one point in my life, I took the necessary steps to follow that calling out into the world. I am still learning how to listen to, and stay true to the voice, and true to the work I am given. I try not to take myself too seriously, but I do try to take seriously this work; this calling. I play some nights just me and my guitar, and some nights with my talented and funny wife, Tina. And some nights with the The Mystiqueros, a living art collective, a hill country jukebox, one of the bands on the bill in honky-tonk heaven. I drive, I play, I sleep and dream. I have had a fair share of songs recorded by other folks, which was my dream all along, and I have played shows with heroes and real poets and the deepest of cats. But I live for the gig tonight, and tomorrow. I am fortunate... and I hope to see you down this road.”
The board of Society Hall, a 501c-3 non-profit organization, invites folks to another wonderful musical evening with Walt Wilkins.