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Press Release: Walt Cronin & Martin Beal Gone So Long
Walt’s new CD: “ Gone So Long,” is Walt’s latest collaboration with friend and musician Martin Beal.“ Gone So Long,” is a batch of 12 songs that express a longing for all things past and hope for all things future. Written in Walt’s eclectic style covering Folk, Country and Americana with Rock overtones. Martin’s amazing array of musicality and arrangements combined with Walt’s lyrical strengths and songwriting skills have created a powerful and embracing album.
As always, Walt’s lyrical phrasings evoke pictures and stories that stretch the imagination while grounding you in the human condition. His last CD: California I Gotta Run was listed in the top twenty country albums of 2010 by Any Major Dude With Half A Heart. It also peaked at # 2 on Roots / Americana Country Internet Airplay Chart in October of the same year. Released as an internet radio album, this new CD will be available on both terrestrial and internet medias.
His first CD: “ The Gousters,” released in 2005 was a collaboration with Zander Schloss, an actor-musician who has also written with the late Joe Strummer and Scott Weiland. This was Walt’s late entry into the Los Angeles music scene at the tender age of 50.
“The Gousters” remained in the top 50 on Roots Music Report Folk Chart for 60 weeks.
His diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress from his stint as a medic in the Vietnam war prevents Walt from performing but his lyrical style is described here by Brenda Barbee, Staff Reviewer of Roots Music Report. “But there is a great deal more to their music than just great sound. Listen closely to the lyrics, for they reveal extraordinary songwriting talent. Within those lyrics is a rich experiential content that could only be produced by one who has strong emotional ties to the theme.”
Though a late runner in the songwriting styles he emulates such as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Johnny Cash and Emmy Lou Harris to name only a few, Walt has strengthened his gifts immeasurably on this, his 4th release with the combined efforts of his friend, producer, arranger and musician Martin Beal of The Racket Room in Santa Ana, CA.
Songs conveying strong components of our hopes staying alive in troubled times along with his unique glimpses into human emotions and a poignant song of a loved one lost inevitably in our singular paths in life. Perhaps these songs can be listened to in the key of insight.


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Press Release for New CD:GONE SO LONG ©2012
Press Release Gone So Long

Walt’s new CD: “ Gone So Long,” is Walt’s latest collaboration with friend and musician Martin Beal.“ Gone So Long,” is a batch of 12 songs that express a longing for all things past and hope for all things future. Written in Walt’s eclectic style covering Folk, Country and Americana with Rock overtones. Martin’s amazing array of musicality and arrangements combined with Walt’s’ lyrical strengths and songwriting skills have created a powerful and embracing album.
As always, Walt’s lyrical phrasings evoke pictures and stories that stretch the imagination while grounding you in the human condition. His last CD: California I Gotta Run was listed in the top twenty country albums of 2010 by Any Major Dude With Half A Heart. It also peaked at # 2 on Roots / Americana Country Internet Airplay Chart in October of the same year. Released as an internet radio album, this new CD will be available on both terrestrial and internet medias.
His first CD: “ The Gousters,” released in 2005 was a collaboration with Zander Schloss, an actor-musician who has also written with the late Joe Strummer and Scott Weiland. This was Walt’s late entry into the Los Angeles music scene at the tender age of 50.
“The Gousters” remained in the top 50 on Roots Music Report Folk Chart for 60 weeks.
His diagnosis of post-traumatic stress from his stint as a medic in the Vietnam war prevents Walt from performing but his lyrical style is described here by Brenda Barbee, Staff Reviewer of Roots Music Report . “But there is a great deal more to their music than just great sound. Listen closely to the lyrics, for they reveal extraordinary songwriting talent. Within those lyrics is a rich experiential content that could only be produced by one who has strong emotional ties to the theme.”
Though a late runner in the songwriting styles he emulates such as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Johnny Cash and Emmy Lou Harris to name only a few, Walt has strengthened his gifts immeasurably on this, his 4th release with the combined efforts of his friend, producer, arranger and musician Martin Beal of The Racket Room in Santa Ana, CA.
Songs conveying strong components of our hopes staying alive in troubled times along with his unique glimpses into human emotions and a poignant song of a loved one lost inevitably in our singular paths in life. Perhaps these songs can be listened to in the key of insight.


# 29 on April 29, 2011 Roots Music Report


# 29 on April 29th ( good omen! ) on Roots Country Internet Radio Chart, Thanks for listening everyone! Walt

http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=charts&name=int_tradcountry

What The Folk on KIAC ( Review )
Some great pickin in this happy go lucky folkin groove, Walt makes it fun too,he sings it out that if California Dreamin was a motto once,and is something we all have done and hoped to live there. Well now, I don't think so and it's really a far fetched dream, so lets run. California I Gotta Run, he'd rather hear the thunder and feel the rain elsewhere, warm weather and palm trees, nothin changes, kinda borin, hes outta there..goodbye, fun listen

Last Chart on Roots Music Report 2010 #10
"California I Gotta Run" is going out for the year at # 10 on the Roots Music Report. Roots/Americana Country Internet Airplay Chart today Dec.17, 2010. Thanks For Your Support! Walt

http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=charts&name=int_tradcountry

Title Song: California I Gotta Run on New Music Weekly
Title Song: California I Gotta Run
New Music Weekly Online Available For Airplay - On Your Desk 11/09/10
Leading radio/music trade publication. Contains over 48 radio airplay charts with both major and
independent artists/bands.

http://www.newmusicweekly.com/available.php?f=c#

Song Dedication on Veteran's Day
"California I Gotta Run," on Roots Music Report Top 50 at # 18 this week, Nov.5, 2010.Roots/Americana Country Internet Airplay Chart (U.S. & Canada)
http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=charts&name=int_tradcountry

Dedication of song "No Shame In Cryin," to all veterans on Veteran's Day..Please come in for the help that's available for post-traumatic-stress-disorder. Welcome Home ! Walt



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CD: Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run # 25 in Top 50 Roots Country Internet Radio Airplay Chart ( Roots Music Report ) week 10/22/10
Based on radio reporting stations for airplay, My latest CD: Walt Cronin_ California I Gotta Run is back on

Roots Music Report Top 50 at # 25 on Roots/Americana Country Internet Airplay Chart. This is for the

week of Oct 22, 2010. Thanks to all who listen. I really appreciate it so much. Best Wishes, Walt

Please let me know if you would like me to mail the CD to your radio station.

http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=charts&name=int_tradcountry

CD: Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run # 2 in Top 50 Roots Country Internet Radio Airplay Chart ( Roots Music Report )
I just got word that my CD is # 2 on Roots / Americana Country Internet Airplay Chart. Thank you ! Walt

http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=charts&name=int_tradcountry

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Song: California I Gotta Run at #3 in Folk Category
Last week at # 29 on Music Forte Folk category, "California I Gotta Run" is now in position # 3 one week later on Music Forte. October 11, 2010

http://www.musicforte.com/digital_music/folk/

IAIRA notifies about song being in top 20
The International Association of Independent Recording
Artists, IAIRA notified me of my song: "California I Gotta Run," making the top 20 ( # 17 )
On behalf of the entire IAIRA staff and the
Recording Arts Community at large, please accept our most
sincere Congratulations and Best Wishes for your continued success!
Sincerely,

IAIRA Research Team
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Americana - Alt. Country Charts
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song: "California I Gotta Run" gets going
My new CD "California I Gotta Run" is starting to get some attention on Music Forte where folks rate them. If you click on this link below, my title song from the CD: "California I Gotta Run" is "trending"
at the top of the list in all genres and top of folk category. It's #29 in the folk category in it's 12th week. Just click on the Music tab & click on tab
'trending" http...://www.musicforte.com/


New CD Reviews: California I Gotta Run
I'm a singer songwriter (but not a performer) that writes Americana, folk,folk-rock and country-folk. I wish to submit two reviews that just came in for your consideration.
(please see below)
I was a medic in Vietnam, so many of my songs tell stories about those experiences and the aftermath of a life disrupted.
A lifetime of relationships with some whimsical and philosophical stories helps round out my repertoire.
Folk music history wouldn't be replete without addressing social injustice and hopes of peace in a world torn apart by our difficult natures. Life is a journey so I'm just trying to read my road map as I go along like everybody else. I was raised in Illinois but lived half my life in California. I'm going home which sums up the title of my 3rd CD: California I Gotta Run. I Started out with Zander Schloss of The Circle Jerks and am solo now.

Best Wishes,
Walt Cronin



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Review On The Promise Live Sept. 2010
Walt Cronin - California - I Gotta Run (2010)
On his third release Walt continues his folk/Americana singing/songwriting. A storyteller
like Kris Kristoffersen, this is an album about being on the road and pursuing dreams.

Nice job. http://www.thegousters.com/
Bruce Greenberg The Promise Live

http://thepromiselive.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html

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Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run
Hi Folks:

My name is Walt Cronin. My new CD release is Walt Cronin - California I

Gotta Run. ( folk, folk-rock, alt.country & Americana )

I have all the songs posted on Airplay Direct for all radio stations and

reviewer's consideration at:

http://airplaydirect.com/music/waltcronin/ (songs , lyrics and notes)

http://airplaydirect.com/radio (free downloads for any radio stations)
The hard copy CD is also available if you prefer. Please just drop me a note.

I hope you’ll consider taking some time to listen ( first three songs are good

choices ) as I feel that the two years I've invested in this project have well been

worth the effort. More information, links and past reviews are on my website:

www.thegousters.com

Quote:"Tender and introspective songs with a realness and authenticity that is

becoming quite rare." Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music.com

I'm excited about sharing this new work with you for possible airplay and hope

you may be too.

Best Wishes,

Walt Cronin

Official CD Release Info: California I Gotta Run
NEW CD RELEASE WALT CRONIN CALIFORNIA I GOTTA RUN JUNE 2010


I wasn’t sure when I would officially release my new CD called: "California I Gotta

Run." It looks like the time kind of picked itself. (June 25, 2010) This is my 3rd CD

release. The first being "The Gousters" in 2005, the 2nd "Walt Cronin - The Gousters,"

in 2008 and now "California I Gotta Run." (Folk, Americana, Alt-Country, Folk-Rock)

I have all the songs posted on Airplay Direct for free downloading for all radio

stations, whether terrestrial or internet at: http://airplaydirect.com/radio ( free sign in

with no obligations) If you wish to just listen first without signing in just click here:

http://airplaydirect.com/music/waltcronin/ I would like to request a review if possible.

The official name of the CD is Walt Cronin - California I Gotta Run. I hope you’ll

consider taking some time to listen as I feel that the two years I’ve invested in this

project have well been worth the effort. More information and photos will be posted on

my website: www.thegousters.com in the coming days. Lots of past reviews can be found

here as well. CDBaby will have the songs posted shortly for consumer digital downloading.

"Tender and introspective songs with a realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music.com


The physical CD is also available if you prefer. Please just drop me a note.

I'm excited about sharing this new work with you and hope you may be too.

Best Wishes,

Walt Cronin
www.thegousters.com


Review By Beeb Ashcroft Indie Music.com
Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare."

An engaging collection of folk rock tunes, Walt Cronin's The Gousters is a homespun and charming effort. Warm,
earthy sounds envelope the listener as Cronin delivers work that is solidly written with a compelling sincerity. Many of these songs are about war, often sounding like the contemporary answer to the folk protest songs of 1960s artists like Pete Seeger.

Penned by Vietnam veteran Cronin in relation to his personal experiences, the themes of his music still resonate in today's world. "Flowers In Her Hand" is the story of a young war widow, while "The Rift" narrates Cronin's own inner struggles dealing with his experiences as a Navy Corpsman. Regardless of the listener's personal views, we all acknowledge the human sacrifice that war entails. While there are obviously political themes on here, for the most part these are intimate, personal recollections based on his own life.

The sweet, almost naive sensibilities of the music is juxtaposed to the stories Cronin tells about the aftermath of war; this sad contrast evokes a feeling of innocence lost. But Cronin's underlying optimism and hope is a thread throughout the album – and this is ultimately a story of healing, and of love prevailing. And love does prevail: "You Are The Light" is a gentle, romantic ballad that ends the album on an uplifting note.

These are tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare. Cronin shows his craftsmanship for twangy, down-home rock on cuts such as "Like A Day Like Today" and "The Rift," my two favorite cuts from this record. Cronin has a lot of stories to tell, and I will look forward to hearing more of them in the future.
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  • Members:
    Walt Cronin, Martin Beal
  • Sounds Like:
    Comparisons to John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, The Byrds, Howie Epstein, Josh Ritter, The Beauty Shop,
  • Influences:
    Pete Seeger, Rodney Crowell, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, The Byrds, The Beatles, Emmy Lou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, Steve Earle, John Prine, Gillian Welch, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristoffersen, Steve Goodman, Robert Earl Ke
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    06/18/10
  • Profile Last Updated:
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