Justin E. Walden
Justin Walden is from Athens, Tennessee just south of Knoxville. He is a professional musician, violinist, fiddle player, banjo player, guitar player, mandolin player, pianist, lead vocalist in Tampa, Florida. He grew up playing bluegrass music in East Tennessee and the surrounding areas.
Some of his influences are Bill Monroe, whose high lonesome sound paved the road to modern Bluegrass and the contemporary sounds of today's Country music scene, like Brothers Osborne, Big and Rich, and newer artists like Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley. He is able to integrate his passion for music into any genre. Some of Justin's primary influences are the Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs, Bobby Hicks, and many other notable artists.
At eight years old, Justin sat across from his dad in the church choir, Darrell watching his every move on the guitar. After expressing an interest in learning mandolin he was hired in his dad's band, Crystal Road. The band soon became Justin on the stringed instruments and lead and baritone vocals, Darrell on guitar and lead and baritone vocals, and Sandra on bass guitar and soprano. Crystal Road eventually became known in East Tennessee as the Crystal Road Band. He toured there performing around 100 plus shows per year.
His background has a host of achievements. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern University in 2014 and his Associate of Science from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2012. At Steve Kaufman's Music Kamp, 2008-2012, he was instructed by 8-time Grammy Award-Winning Fiddler Bobby Hicks. From 2010-2012, he also performed regularly with Bluegrass legend and songwriter, Paul Williams & the Victory Trio. His first project was From the Beginning, Solo Project, Published 2014. His latest is self-titled “Justin Walden EP” featuring his latest single “Meet Me in Nashville” and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora.
Awards & Projects
Modern Rock - Electric Violin Album - Long Road to Nowhere
Paul Williams & the Victory Trio, Fiddle - 2010-2012
Crystal Road Band, Baritone Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Fiddle, and Banjo: 2004-2012
Crystal Road Band, Partin Family and Friends Television Show - Elijah, Georgia
Crystal Road Band - Sky-Angel Channel at the Hank Snow Studios (Nashville, Tennessee) - DISH Television Network
Watson Brothers Trio, Violin
God Made This Mountain for Me, Crystal Road Band, 2008
Welcome Home, Crystal Road Band, 2006
Always There, Crystal Road Band, 2005
Timbers of His Grace, Crystal Road Band, 2004