"He is lively and always brings something new and different!"
~ Jen Hurd
Plymouth Place • LaGrange Park, IL
Memories are recalled through favorite music and Fred Walker sings our favorites. He sings the Songs We Can't Forget. Each vintage song is chosen with great care, and Fred loves singing every one of them. He accompanies his fine tenor voice with an acoustic guitar. On occasion he adds a ukulele, a harmonica or an autoharp to round out his sound. He takes requests, encourages sing-a-longs and is easy to understand. His winsomeness and ability to draw in his audience has made him a favorite at dozens of nursing care, adult day care and retirement living affiliates. He performs nearly 500 programs a year, and his music takes him to several Midwest states.
Fred Walker has been singing professionally since age thirteen and has recorded four solo albums. In high school he formed a folk duo The Found. In his young adult years he developed his musical style with several singing groups as well as through solo work. He began Fred Walker Music fifteen years ago and it is now his full-time career. Fred has been married for 40 years and he and his wife, Virginia, live in southwest Michigan. They have an adult son and daughter.
"I like to talk to people as if I were sitting right next to them."
"The residents at Elmcroft have been enjoying Mr Walker's musical talents for several years. To know him is to love him and our residents certainly do. Fred has been very flexible to work with; Everything from playing crowds of over 200 at our picnics, to smaller groups for birthday parties and socials. He is reliable and on time. We would recommend Fred Walker to anyone looking for great entertainment."
~ Cortney Metcalf, Life Enrichment
Elmcroft • Lima, Ohio
"I have been the activity coordinator at Shore Haven Living Center for almost 25 years and Fred Walker is one of the best entertainers we've had. I believe that is because he doesn't just entertain the elders he interacts with them before, after and throughout the entire program. "Songs We Can't Forget" is a perfect name for his music. It is so evident that they are songs that haven't been forgotten when I see some of our severely demented elders who interact very little singing along with him."
~ Kristine Larsen, Activities Coordinator
Shore Haven Living Center • Grand Haven, Michigan