Barry Walker is a multi-instrumentalist blurring the lines of tradition and experimentation. His approach integrates elements of folk, country, drone, rock & roll, electronic, and exotica. Modes of melody, joy, and spiritualism are mingled with dischord, sadness, and impotence. Walker is a self-taught musician whose creative output is informed by the study of granite magmatism, geochronology, Ralph Stanley, Red Rhodes, Evan Parker, and more. His weapons of choice are the pedal steel guitar, guitar, and singing. Diaspora Urkontinent, his debut solo LP on Driftless Recordings, is a meditative exploration of pedal steel sounds and hypnotic melodies, reflective of his meticulous and deliberate study of the natural world around him.