John Walter (Walty) first hit the west coast in the mid 90's via Illinois ska bluegrass pop trio Yah-Yah Littleman
. The band quickly established themselves as one of San Francisco's finest live acts by showing just how much energy and noise an acoustic guitar, a tiny drum kit and a stand up bass (played by Walter) could deliver.
In 2004, KFOG chose Walty's tune "California" from his first CD "Haight Street Bus Ride"
for their Local Scene CD and the San Francisco radio station continues to spin the tune.
In 2007, Walty released his 2nd CD, "Let It Out"
featuring songs "4 Years" and "Coverband" which depicts band membersí experiences performing in SF Bay Area cover bands.
Walty released a 5-song "EP"
in September 2017 after a marathon recording session during a trip back to Oakland, CA in late 2016 (Walter moved to Philly in 2015). EP is an ode to the San Francisco/Oakland, CA area, from the trippy rock jangle of "I'm in Love with Everything" to the hipster techno club drama of "Chinese Disco" and the SF Mission District lost love of "Only One". Sign-up for the Walty mailing list