Violinist and composer Genevieve Walker, perhaps best known for her longstanding role as an accompanist for Grammy-nominated artist, Krishna Das and Juno-nominated band, Stars, has crafted a remarkable follow-up to her debut album, Walking Home, an ethereal and heartfelt collection of original music entitled, Home Songs.
Press release by Higher Level Media
An amalgamation of indelible and lyrical melodic figures, sound fragments, and inspired musicianship, Home Songs evokes a poetically crafted refuge, a warm and lush space to open up and dream in. Impeccably produced by bassist Chris Garter, Home Songs features stellar performances all around. Genevieve, who plays violin, viola, piano, and also appears as a vocalist on the album, is joined by Rafe Pearlman on vocals, Noah Hoffeld on cello, Chris Seligman on French horn, Steve Gorn on Bansuri flute, Nina Rao on kartals, and the aforementioned Chris Garter on bass.
“Home Songs, my second solo album, has grown out of the soil of motherhood and the ground of family life. Several of the melodies first came to me as lullabies that I would hum to my babies. Others were composed with an instrument in one hand and a toddler on my knee. My babies have grown into little people and the melodies have become the songs of this album. Songs are akin to children, they begin with an inkling, a whisper and build and grow beyond the imagination! Chris Gartner, the producer of this album, was instrumental in growing these songs.”
Home Songs is a shift in my orientation, drawing upon the sounds and melodies of everyday life to express a collective ode to the loss and joy found in the responsibilities of family life. In my ongoing exploration of home, I have come to appreciate that the HOME I long for most is the love in my own heart. When I am cut off from that love, I am not at home. My hope is that the music of this album will in some way bring you home,” concludes Genevieve.
For more information and music samples, visit genevievewalkermusic.com.