Michael Allen Walker
August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30.00
Southern Fellow is excited to announce that Michael Allen Walker will be performing for our new Songbirds Songwriter Series at Sugar Works Distillery in New Smyrna Beach, FL on August 12th, 2023. Your ticket includes a drink and a custom-engraved whiskey glass as a memento!
Michael Allen Walker’s Bio
Michael Allen Walker is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter who resides in Central Florida. After enjoying a long career in artist development through his company Dreamwalker Music Evolution, he has recently embarked on a new chapter focusing on releasing his own music.
Michael and his wife Caroline began writing songs together several years ago, drawing from their combined life experience with a heavy emphasis on storytelling. All of Michael’s songs are self-produced, allowing him to work within a truly creative framework. In 2023, he released his first instrumental piece, Wind Walker, followed by three singles: Tumbleweeds, Shot in the Dark, and Lipstick on the Mirror. He has a small catalog of additional songs ready to go. Michael grew up in the Philadelphia area and first picked up a guitar at the age of thirteen. He quickly became obsessed with the instrument, practicing up to eight hours a day. His biggest influences were Joe Satriani, Randy Rhodes, and Swedish virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. A well-rounded player, Michael studied classical guitar with Charles Bell and jazz guitar with jazz pioneer John Dougherty.
After the death of both his parents, Michael found himself on his own at the age of eighteen. He relied on his musical skills to support himself by giving guitar lessons and working at a local amplifier company. In his early twenties, intrigued with the growing Central Florida music scene, he moved to the Orlando area to pursue a fresh chapter in his music journey. During that time he worked as a session guitarist providing tracks for major artists, as well as performing in his own bands and continuing to grow his instructional business.
In 2005, Mike’s band “Rule of 7” received a Grammy Award for the Florida Unsigned Bands Showcase. Although the group disbanded, he continued to perform with other local bands, opening for major acts such as Pat Benatar, Charlie Daniel’s Band, Jake Owens, Scotty Mccreery, and Colt Ford.
To present, Michael and his wife have spent the majority of their time focusing on raising their kids and building their artist development business in the quaint town of Gotha, Florida. They share four adult children, the youngest of whom plays in two local bands and is following in his dad’s footsteps. Michael is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan and in his spare time enjoys traveling with his wife and attending his son’s shows. He is looking forward to sharing his music with new friends with the hope that his songs will resonate with anyone who enjoys a good story and an occasional long guitar solo.
Follow Michael on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/michaelallenwalkermusic/