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Where Doc Walker’s 2009 release, GO, focused on the endless comings and goings that characterize life on the road, their new album, 16&1, finds the band looking back at the roots that they’ve grown so deep over time, celebrating how far they’ve come since first putting them down and moving forward all the stronger for having done so.

That said 16&1 doesn’t play like some pensive re-examination of the past. It may find the band taking a trip down memory lane at times, but it’s a lane with a big old bush party waiting at the end of it, and a trip Doc Walker seem intent on taking at high speed in a vintage Silverado…

Named for the crossroads of two major prairie lifelines not far from where Doc Walker settled in to record their 5th record on Canadian country label, Open Road Recordings, 16&1 represents something of a homecoming for the Manitoba based band, particularly for lead singer, Chris Thorsteinson. In fact, by choosing a former schoolhouse in Westbourne, Manitoba as the site for recording the album, Thorsteinson is touching down very close to home, literally across the road from the house he grew up in. “From grades one to six it’s actually where I went to school,” he says. “I never thought we’d be recording our seventh record in a town of 100 people, in a classroom where I used to sit, while I’m looking out the window at my parents place.”

Although many the songs on 16&1 were born out of the region the band grew up in, guitarist/vocalist Murray Pulver says, it also represents a departure from past efforts, both sonically and in terms of the band’s recording process, which, for Thorsteinson, involved a dramatic expansion of his role in the studio.

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  • Elligatorr

    Just saw these guys last night, awesome show! (: <3

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Shilliene

    greetings from poland ;))

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • morgnum

    I'm glad I saw them at the end of March. They are amazing. :)

    18 Jun 2009 Reply
  • WLDB

    Saw them twice seven years apart. They put on a good show both times.

    1 Jun 2009 Reply
  • RiXoR

    << has 'That's All' on repeat atm ^.^

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • rgkadmin

    The Canadian Country Music Association announced today the Doc Walker has been nominated for the Fan's Choice Award at this year's CCMAs. The Fan's Choice Award is the only fan voted CCMA award. Voting begins online at www.cmt.ca beginning July 25th until September 7th. The winner will be announced during the CCMA Awards in Winnipeg, MB on September 8th, 2008. The Show will be broadcast nationally on CBC Television at 8pm. Be sure to cast your vote for Doc Walker!

    24 Jul 2008 Reply
  • maybellinechic

    i have 'trying to get back to you' on repeat right now. such a good track. i can't believe i didn't add it 2 years ago when i first heard it.

    4 May 2008 Reply

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