Walton Hesse

We had been wanting to film with Walton Hesse for a long time, so when the opportunity to film a session with them at this year’s In The City Festival came along, we jumped at the chance! The sun was out for this beautiful street performance!


Walton Hesse

Monday, November 8th, 2010, 12:51 pm

Burst into being from the sunny imagination of songwriter Matt Grayson Walton Hesse are a lapsed congregation of optimistic outcasts standing on the shoulders of Big Star and Wilco, peering into the shaft of a 13th Floor Elevator. Frontier facing and burdened by a twisted nostalgia this alt-country psych creation blend the melodious harmonies of Matt and Nicola Crosby haunted by the ghostly union of Gram and Emmylou to bring Arizona desert plains to the streets of Manchester. The dual status of banjo playing lead guitarist Dom Marsh creates a butterfly of sound to intertwine a flawless rhythm section of Dan Fleming on drums, Scott Carey on bass and Dor Knightley on keys. Walton Hesse have been friends forever, born of a chance encounter and a ten year love affair the North Mancunian scum scrub up golden in the sunshine, blend MC5, Creedance and Hank Williams to shake the peaches from your dusty tree. Walton Hesse make you homesick for a place you’ve never lived… so don’t look now, listen, and bring it home.


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