Blending textures of Americana, pop and emo, illustrating cinematic stories of loss, heartbreak, sentiments, hope, travels on the road, and in this case, the sky, Nebraska-based singer/songwriter Orion Walsh offers Rambling Heart Vol. II via Fair Vaux Recordings on April 29. Fair Vaux releases are distributed exclusively by Steadfast Records and Rambling Heart Vol. II can be pre-ordered here.
Rambling Heart Vol. II never ceases to deliberately unpack in songs like, “Home To You” and “Can’t Be Worried,” then finds a way to fold back up in “So Many Places To See” and “Planes, Trains, Automobiles.” Unique and setting its course for any adventure or road trip playlist, Orion Walsh unlocks the heart of a true traveler and tells his stories from airplane windows.
With over fifteen years of touring and recording as a solo artist, Orion Walsh spent his early-twenties as a Tooth & Nail Records recording artist in the emo-rock outfit, Slow Coming Day, where the group would see its first hiatus in 2006 and open doors, avenues and travels for Walsh to navigate on his own while leaving zero breathing room for deceleration.
Having released five full-length albums and four EPs through a variety of independent record labels, Walsh teams up with boutique-imprint label, Fair Vaux to release Vol. II, a response to the first volume of Rambling Heart, a 20-song collection of songs recorded over the first five years of Walsh’s solo career.
Walsh has been touring for over a decade and has performed over 1,000 concerts all over the United States as well as multiple tours to Europe both as a solo artist and with his band. He has performed music in 15 different countries and opened up for artists in the past such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, David Dondero, Mae, David Bazan, The Mynabirds, Wild Child, Samantha Crain, Wayne Hancock, etc.
Several of his songs have been used on television and independent films in the past, including Skins (UK), Pawn Stars, NY Ink (TLC), What Not to Wear, and America’s Next Top Model.
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Photo courtesy of Orion Walsh