How did it all begin?
Story has it 3 yr old Dustin was in the audience with his father at a Rick Springfield concert. Ronnie Grinel, Rick’s tour coordinator, seeing a cute little toddler hanging onto a toy guitar, picked him out of the throng of adoring fans to bring him on stage. Ronnie remembers fondly, ” I spotted him in the audience, and threw him up on stage to help Rick sing “Don’t Talk to Strangers”. At 3 years old he brought down the house!”
As a result, Dustin has been writing and playing guitar all his life. Rick became a mentor to Dustin and in 2010, Dustin performed onstage playing lead guitar for Rick Springfield which appears in the documentary film by Yellow Rick Road Productions about Springfield. “An Affair of the Heart” has captured the hearts of millions of Rick Springfield fans around the world.
Now 17 years old, Dustin Walker has his own band, releasing his first CD, ‘Between the Lines’. The CD release party will be held at Dukes on Grand in Kansas City, July 26th.
A Rick Springfield Concert follows on July 27th with Walker as opening act at The Midland in Kansas City.
Walker’s CD is for sale at this link.