Nashville Vets Walk The West Plot One-Off Reunion
Nashville rockers Walk The West will reunite for one show at Nashville's Exit/In on May 9.Nashville rockers Walk The West will reunite for one show at Nashville's Exit/In on May 9.
Former schoolmates Paul Kirby, Will Golemon, John Golemon and Richard Ice were signed to Capitol Records in the mid-1980s and toured nationally before focusing on what started out as a side project, the Cactus Brothers. That more country rock-oriented outfit recorded two albums for Capitol Nashville imprint Liberty and toured extensively before disbanding in the late-1990s.
But Walk The West, one of Nashville's most popular live acts of the era, never got the kind of sendoff its fans were hoping for, according to Golemon. Renewed interest in such peer bands as Jason & the Scorchers, Government Cheese, Royal Court Of China, Webb Wilder and White Animals prompted the WTW principles to ponder one last engagement.
"I made the Walk the West MySpace page about a year ago when I started seeing all the bands we used to play with pop up on there," says Golemon. "I was overwhelmed with the response it got. A lot of people want to see us play again, so we decided to give them a show for old times sake. It's for the fans. I hope they have a blast."
WTW's lone Capitol record, originally released in 1986, is now available at iTunes via Spat Records. The reunion is expected to be a true one-off, as WTW's members are all involved in other music ventures such as Spirit Dog for the Golemon brothers and a solo project for Kirby executive produced by Ice, who is a Nashville-area home builder these days.