Lawrence Walker's tribute CD cover
|Also known as||King of the Accordion Players|
September 1, 1907|
|Died||August 15, 1968
|Associated acts||Wandering Aces, >Walker Brothers|
Lawrence Walker was born September 1, 1907 in Duson, Louisiana to Allen Walker a fiddle player. At 13 Walker began playing in a band with his father and brother Elton, who was also a fiddler. They recorded their first record in 1929 with Bluebird Records. In 1936, Walker performed at the National Folk Festival. Although known for his accordion playing, he made most of his money through rice farming. He focused on music after World War II when he toured with his band The Wandering Aces. Walker died in Rayne, Louisiana of heart failure.
Wallker was known for his ability as well as his showmanship on the accordion. Walker was able to please crowds as well as win many accordion contests.
- Cajun Honky Tonk – Various Artists (CD 427 Arhoolie, 1995)
- A Tribute to the Late, Great Lawrence Walker (LL-126 La Louisianne, 1995, 2000)
- Essential Collection of Lawrence Walker (SW6221 Swallow, 2010)
- Cajun Honky Tonk: The Khoury Recordings, Vol. 2 (CD 541 Arhoolie, 2012)
- "SWLA Musicians Encyclopedia Index, S through Z". Retrieved October 9, 2010.
- Bogdanov, Vladimir (2002). All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul (3rd ed.). Backbeat Books. p. 871. ISBN 978-0879306533.
- "Dictionary W, Louisiana Historical Association". Retrieved October 9, 2010.
- Neal Pomea (Pommier). "Cajun music mp3: Hadacol it Something!". Retrieved October 9, 2010.
- "Lawrence Walker – Bio, CDs and Vinyl at Discogs". Retrieved October 9, 2010.
- "CFMA – The Cajun French Music Association – Dedicated To Promote & Preserve Cajun Music and Culture". Retrieved September 9, 2010.