Four friends from Athens, Georgia have started a revolution in rock music. Driven by passion and purpose, the band Walden seeks to evoke emotion and inspiration through their music and live performance. To do so, these young men have stripped away every stigma and stereotype associated with playing in a rock band to focus on what actually matters: the music, the message, and the people. Four guys with nothing but a passion for playing shows and creating music quickly became one of the biggest upcoming musical acts in Georgia, capturing the attention of audiences of all ages with their raw sound, infectious energy, and undeniable connection they share on stage.
Walden’s debut EP, Painting Planets, released in 2015, went on to be named one of Athens’ top local albums by the Red and Black. Several songs, most notably “Green Lights,” received radio airplay from Atlanta’s alternative radio station 105.7.
Their sophomore self-titled EP, released last year, represents the unique sound that the band has developed over the last four years. Spanning from stadium rock anthems to soft, intimate melodies, this EP encompasses the sonic diversity of Walden’s music.
Walden’s live performance truly shone when they won the 2017 Road to Bonnaroo competition for the state of Georgia. This competition generated a passionate and supportive following for the band in their hometown of Athens, GA. As a result of their growing popularity, Walden has also had the opportunity to open for well-known acts such as Moon Taxi and Twiddle and further grow their fan base. These successes amount to nothing more than a stepping stone towards these four friends achieving their actual goal of playing and creating music together for the rest of their lives.