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" with John Bartkowiak co-writing the songs, Paul Revelli hitting the drums, Billy Shen strumming guitar and Eli Nelson on guitar and keys.

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