April 14, 2009 2:17 PM Subscribe
Perhaps the greatest country baritone since George Jones
is confined to a wheelchair by muscular dystrophy and has a day job at a nuclear power plant.
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Bradley Walker
. But it ain't all slow mournful stuff like "When I'm Hurtin'
" -- Bradley can straight-up tear it up
, too. Here's the video
for the single "A Little Change" off Walker's excellent 2008 release "Highway of Dreams
" (link goes to NPR audio review). Here's Bradley covering Merle Haggard's "Back to the Barrooms"
. And here's a somewhat mawkish video bio
put together by his record company.
WARNING: This post contains unapologetic, unironic, heartfelt country music that may contain sentiments about Jesus, patriotism, and other topics that may run counter to prevailing MetaFilter opinions. It also features poor audio quality, shaky amateur video, and blatant boosterism for a performing artist that I like. I am aware that almost everything I like does, in fact, suck.