Butch Walker

Butch Walker, recording artist, songwriter and record producer, left a small town in Georgia at 17 to live the rock-n-roll life in Hollywood. Having a hit song early in his performing career, Butch’s expertise in songwriting and producing was consistently sought after. In this episode, Butch reveals the life moments that have led to his songwriting inspiration and this rock-edged solo tour.


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About On Tour

On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.


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On Tour airs on WHYY-TV Thursdays at 10 p.m. and Sundays at noon.



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