Artist Interview: RiverWalk
Tell us about yourself and your music
RiverWalk is an Indie Rock band formed in Bridgeport, CT. It was founded in2009 by bassist and I-writer Donnie Donnelly.
RiverWalk music is a hard rock melodic sound. It incorporates and fuses together various music styles such as funk, blues, jazz, and hard rock. In all, RiverWalk has an exuberant and unique sound.
Talk to us more about your latest release
There’s not really much to say about it. The new release was based off of real life experiences. We placed how we felt and what we experienced on paper.
What inspired you to write this release?
The latest release “Not Just Yet” was inspired and written by Don Smith and Donnie Donnelly. The song is based on the women, and lives in our lives, telling them we are not done yet. We still have so much love to offer one another and kurt relationship is something to hold on to even through all the craziness in our lives.
Any plans to release a video?
I would love to do a video release. However, due to my financial situation along with finding new band personnel, seems some things need to be placed on hold for right now. I’m hoping to have a video release by the end of the year.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes, I am planning on hitting the road. Working on tour dates and shows to perform.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
As an Indie Artist, I take pride in being myself and enjoying what I love to do. I let the music and songs speak for themselves. I use my imagination and just try to be different from the rest.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Well, I. Listen to a lot of the older stuff that I got my inspiration and roots from. People/bands such as Judah Priest, Motely Crue, Kiss, Mikes Davis, Marcus Miller, Billy Sheehan, Charles Mingus. Some of the newer people/bands I listen to includes Five Finger Death Punch and Skillet. I don’t really have a particular genre of music I listen to. I like it all.
Tell us about your passions
My family gets me inspired and motivated everyday. My wife, waking up and seeing her beautiful face. Watching my kids going to school and doing well and all their extra curricular activities. Watching them grow up into awesome young men and woman is what get me out of bed in the morning.
What else is happening next in your world?
I’m currently working on a raid trip. Hopefully a tour. I’m working on recording a new CD Album sometime over the summer over the summer for a release hopefully in October. Hoping to release a couple of music videos as well.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Donnie!