Singer and Guitarist Randy Walker

Timbers of Shorewood

Randy Walker

Musician Randy Walker will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. This is a free event and is open to the public.

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.

Named the 2016 Business of the Year by the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce, The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community that provides independent 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 short-term stays.

For more information call 815-609-0669.