Posted on June 19, 2016 at 12:35 AM


     After listening to the latest work from Rachel Walker I realized that she has something good. First thing that comes to mind is that she has a voice from the past that brings it current and up to speed. I had the real pleasure of receiving three CD's and a companion DVD of hers. Really, unbelievably, great, all three including the DVD. One must really sit down and really listen to the albums.

     I listened first to her album "Zorobabel" , which is really put together well. I feel like I have gone back in time and traveling with her. Rachel has the ability to really put words of poetry into song and make you feel as part of her journey. One of the songs on this superb album is called "In my Darkness", this is a extremely deep thought provoking song and the songs that follow are superb and make you wishing for more.

     The next album "The Best of Zest" vol 1 is just another fine example of consistent songs throughout her musical catalog. A song from this album that really caought my ear is "Must be a reason" this song to me, really just fulfills that deep spot in music, where I always look for it, and this song has it. Throughout all her albums Rachel really edges emotion through her craft like lyrics and edgy singing. 

     The 3rd album "The Best of Zest " vol 2 really brings the message of really great poetry into song. This album by The Rachel Walker Trio adds full dimension to Rachels awesome lyric writing. The songs come alive with the use of  cellos,violin, piano and acoustic guitar, which adds that much more to rachels lyric content that are superbly written and finished. If one is into true lyrics and poetry mixed together and expressed through song, than these albums truly derserve your affections. I know I was thoroughly impressed and will always, be a follower of the Rachel Walker Trio, and am truly blessed to be on her musical journey through time.

     Thank you Rachel for allowing me to be a part of your musical journey and I am anxiously awaiting a new album, so that I may continue this wonderful experience.

Steven F. Adams


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