About the Event
Indalo Wind is an acoustic ensemble led by father and son, Eric and Jacob Walter. Specializing in eclectic instrumental music, Indalo Wind offers up a unique blend of folk, blues, classical, and jazz, with melodic seasonings from around the world. With a repertoire that includes traditional songs from Italy, Ireland, and the Americas - as well as gypsy swing, Renaissance dance, flamenco, Japanese pop, and a host of unique originals - Indalo Wind plays music that is dramatically diverse, poetic, energetic, and thoughtfully entertaining.
Indalo Wind is thrilled to announce the 2016 release of their second CD, “From Far and Wide.”
Indalo Wind delighted the audience at Artichoke in 2013 and is looking forward to a return performance. In addition to Eric Walter (guitar, mandolin, ukulele, Native American flute) and Jacob Walter (ukulele, guitar), this performance will also include special guests from the Indalo Wind Consort: Steve Cleveland (accordion) and Mike Preston (resophonic guitar).
“One of the best Artichoke Saturday nights of 2013 in my opinion! Indalo Wind, the father and son combo of Eric and Jacob Walter were amazing! Jacob is 14 and a genius. The entire program was a delight, but Jacob also plays amazing flamenco guitar… This was one of the best Saturday night concerts of 2013. Keep your eye on Jacob Walter and his father, Eric!" - A. L. Young
In honor of National Poetry Month, Indalo Wind looks forward to including poetry by Eric Walter featuring poems from his latest book, “Moves Between Worlds.” Jacob Walter will accompany on guitar.
“The father and son duo are perfectly tuned, with their music, their stories and their interplay. Eric’s poetry reading accompanied by Jacob’s instrumental took everyone to a whole different place. And if you haven’t seen and heard Jacob playing flamenco, you are in for an unexpected treat…” - Ron Herring (Cap'n Ron)
Eric Walter is a musician, performer, and prize winning poet whose interests span diverse artistic worlds. He received a BA in Theatre from Reed College in 1983 and worked for many years as an actor, director, and producer in Oregon, North Carolina and Colorado. He began writing poetry in 1992 and has since authored six books. He has played in numerous bands and performance ensembles, and created soundtracks for theatre, dance, video, and spoken word projects.
Jacob Walter is a junior pursuing the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Tigard High School in Tigard, Oregon. He is a prize-winning guitarist and composer and a member of the National Honor Society. He is employed as an intern at the Youth Music Project in West Linn, Oregon. Jacob is also a member of the band, Max and the Attacks, comprised of Tigard High guitar students. Jacob released his debut solo album, “Surfing in the Rain,” in September 2015.
Steve Cleveland is a musician, poet, and playwright currently living in Portland. He plays piano and accordion with various groups, including The Sportin' Lifers, Johnnie Ward and the Sharkskin Revue, and The Hot Club Time Machine. He is also church musician at Mt. Carmel Lutheran. His book of poetry, The Gold That Falls onto the Table, is available from StringTown Press.
Mike Preston is a teacher, musician, and student currently living in Turner, Oregon. He plays fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, and resophonic guitar. Mike lived in Baltimore, Maryland for 22 years where he studied old-time southern Appalachian music and bluegrass. He is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Marylhurst University.