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New Americana CD Release by Walt Cronin "GONE SO LONG"
Walt's new CD release Walt Cronin & Martin Beal Gone So Long are 12 songs that express a longing for all things past and hope for all things future. Written in Walt’s eclectic style covering Folk, Country and Americana with Rock overtones.
Martin’s musicality and arrangements combined with Walt’s lyrical strengths
and songwriting skills have created a powerful and embracing album.
As always, Walt’s lyrical phrasings evoke pictures and
stories that stretch the imagination while grounding you in
the human condition. His last CD: California I Gotta Run was
listed in the top twenty country albums of 2010 by Any Major
Dude With Half A Heart. It also peaked at # 2 on Roots /
Americana Country Internet Airplay Chart in October of the
His first CD: “ The Gousters,” released in 2005 was a
collaboration with Zander Schloss, an actor-musician.
“The Gousters,” remained in the top 50 on Roots Music
Report Folk Chart for 60 weeks.
His diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress from his stint as a
medic in the Vietnam war prevents Walt from performing but
his lyrical style is described here by Brenda Barbee, Staff
Reviewer of Roots Music Report. “But there is a great deal
more to their music than just great sound. Listen closely to
the lyrics, for they reveal extraordinary songwriting talent.
Within those lyrics is a rich experiential content that could
only be produced by one who has strong emotional ties to the
Walt has strengthened his gifts immeasurably on this, his
4th release with the combined efforts of his friend and
Songs conveying strong components of our hopes staying
alive in troubled times along with his unique glimpses into
human emotions and a poignant song of a loved one lost
inevitably in our singular paths in life. Perhaps these songs
can be listened to in the key of insight.