Nathan Walton and the Cure
As singer, guitarist and songwriter Nathan Walton sees it, if he and his band “can brighten up someone’s day,” then their music is worth it.
Therefore, The Remedy represents the perfect nickname for this West Michigan band.
“The Remedy is such an amazing group of musicians,” says Walton, “and we really like to push the boundaries when it comes to making records.”
So much so that Nathan Walton & The Remedy will release not one, but two albums later this year – a second double album project with the tracks “Daybreak” and “Night Drive”.
It’s the follow-up to the group’s self-titled 2021 debut by the eclectic seven-piece rock band fronted by the former “American Idol” contestant.
“Our songwriting is getting more and more intimate,” Walton says of his collaboration with keyboardist and fellow songwriter Colin McCorkle.
“We’re changing as songwriters and we’re a little more personal, I think, now. We haven’t slowed down. … Our sound continues to evolve.
After a few lineup changes, the band – Walton, McCorkle, guitarist Amaad Hardy, saxophonist Mason Viilo, drummer Zach Dubay, bassist Doug Watkins and vocalist Shelby Andenno – “is solid and lives up to its name.”
“I couldn’t be happier with the people I play with,” Walton said.
The Remedy hopes to release “Daybreak” in late September or early October, with “Night Drive” coming out around Christmas. The project is mastered by Glenn Brown in East Lansing.
Influenced by everything from “lo-fi oldies” to Black Joe Lewis to Chris Stapleton, Rick James and Al Green, The Remedy reflects Walton’s genre tendencies.
Walton is also a member of honky-tonk country band King Possum (with Mark Lavengood, Kyle Brown and Andy Szumowski) and country, rock, blues, funk and soul ensemble Stone Soup & The Broken Teeth.
Not only that, but Walton serves as music director for the “Elevator a Go Go” video series and showcases other artists as part of his residency at Greyline Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids – both ventures aiming to bolster the exhibition of artists and to help other musicians.
As for Nathan Walton & The Remedy, the summer is filled with performances. The band plays Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids with Kyle Brown & The Human Condition on July 22, Walk the Beat in White Lake on July 23, Torch Lake Campout on July 30, Muskegon’s Park Party on August 5, Grand Haven’s Coast Parade of the Guard on August 6 and Encore 201 in Traverse City on August 19.
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