I'm a work in progress, like all of us are. I love singing, writing songs, and painting, among a whole lot of other things, which will probably reveal themselves as this website evolves.
LONG WAY 'ROUND BIO
Je m'appelle Lucie Walker. I was born in Montreal, and currently live in Vancouver, BC. I have always been a singer, starting my career with studio sessions, singing radio & tv commercials.
Pic, above: Getting ready to sing at Merritt Mountain Music Festival in 1994. I was scared. to. death.
It took a few years to overcome shyness to get on stage, and as an introvert, I have to say I still prefer recording, though I've been known to come alive on stage, too, so who's to say? How it feels and how it looks are apparently two different things.
I write songs, and have had the good fortune to have a couple of my tunes in movies. One was 'No Winner Takes All', which made it into 'The Barber', a film starring Malcolm McDowell.
The other was 'Outbound Train', and it landed in the made-for-TV movie called, 'Rapid Fire'.
I once opened for country star, Terri Clark, along with my then-duo partner, Steve Elliott. It was for Country Music Week in Edmonton, and we got word of the gig while on what we called our Truck Stop tour across Canada (one of three) and let me tell you, we were thrilled.
A rare home movie performance
We recorded two cds together; a mix of our originals: Straight Up, and What Do You Want. We got some great reviews along the way!
Way before that, though, back in my 20's, I started singing jazz standards with a piano player named David Priest. David has since been my best friend, I continue to learn so much from him.
In 2015, I formed a band with Steve Hinton, called 'Lonesome Sinners'. We enjoyed writing and performing 'rhythm & twang', which is to say old country blues, r&b, with a touch of jazz.
Still cookin' with the Sinners . . . though we have been on a bit of an extended vacay of late...
It's All Different Now is one of my originals, I recorded this with Lonesome Sinners. This track was engineered by the great Brian Campbell at his CBC studio, 'Studio 4'
That jazz thing keeps coming up so it's time to explore it further. I'm currently putting together a show of vintage jazz standards, with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Ruth Brown, Sarah Vaughn, and singers of that era and ilk.
In the meantime, if you're so inclined, you can have a listen to some demos I recorded and sign up to my mailing list if you want to hear of my upcoming Vancouver BC jazz gigs.
Another creative pursuit I am passionate about is painting. I have occasionally combined my songwriting with my paintings in video form. Here's one called High on You: