Jeremy Walsh joined the seminal Canadian celtic band Scruj Macduhk in 1998 and for over two years contributed his powerful, expressive vocals and multi-instrumentalist talents to the bands energetic shows. These included performances at The Edmonton Folk Festival, La Festivale Internationale de Louisianne and an opening spot for Great Big Sea at The Pan American Games in Winnipeg in front of a crowd of 40,000.
During his tenure with Macduhk, Walsh began to establish himself as a skilled writer of original material and was recognized by Winnipeg Folk Festival founder and folk music impresario/historian Mitch Podolak as “one of the finest Canadian folk singer/songwriters of his generation”. Two of Walsh’s songs appeared on Macduhk’s Juno Award nominated album ‘Road to Canso’, which won Best Roots Album and Best Independent Album at the Canadian Prairie Music Awards in 2000.
After leaving Macduhk, Walsh has performed throughout North America playing in dozens of venues working both as solo performer and leader of the eclectic Celtic / Folk Fusion / World Beat unit, The Jeremy Walsh Band.
In 2002, Walsh released ‘Jeremy Walsh, Self-Titled Debut’, a collection of traditional and self-penned material co-produced by Hugh McMillan from Spirit of the West.
His newest CD, “33”, scheduled for a fall release comprises all original material and was co-produced by Mick GlossopVan Morrison, Frank Zappa, The Waterboys and Joby BakerThe Bills, Mae Moore and The Marc Atkinson Trio. It also features guest appearances from musicians such as Trish Klein Be Good Tanyas, Po Girl, Jeremy Fisher, Sabrina Kufner and Rick May.
The music might be best described as groove-driven folk laced with echoes of pop, rock, country and traditional music. Walsh delivers every song with conviction, honesty and a unique musical personality stemming from a wealth of diverse musical and life experience.