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Singer and Guitarist Randy Walker

Randy Walker

In response to the growing concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), leadership at the Timbers of Shorewood has made the decision to prohibit the public from all activities and events. Such events will take place but are limited to residents only. We look forward to welcoming the public into Timbers events and activities again very soon.

Musician Randy Walker will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. Currently this event is limited to residents only.

Walker specializes in entertainment for seniors, providing music from the ‘30s through the ‘60s such as “Five Foot Two,” “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Up a Lazy River,” “Dream a Little Dream,” “God Bless America” and “This Land is Your Land.”

“I understand the value of music therapy,” Walker said. “I want senior audiences to identify with the songs which can take them back to a younger time.”

Walker started playing the guitar after hearing the Beatles for the first time when he was 11 years old. He was no stranger to music before that, however, as both his parents sang in barbershop-related choruses and quartets.

By high school he was one of the top players in upstate New York playing in bands like Ripple and the popular trio Shenandoah. He went to Kent State University where he often performed as a solo act in local coffee houses and with the popular Cleveland ‘50s band, The Fabulous Blue Moons.

Most recently he was leader of the band One2Many and lead guitarist and vocalist with The Incognitos. He is well-schooled in both electric and acoustic guitar and is particularly adept at electric slide guitar.

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides senior independent living and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

Currently this event is limited to residents only. For more information call 815-609-0669.