Walt Burkett - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Walt has been singing with choirs since his high school days in Stillwater, Okla., and became serious about playing guitar in 2001, when he joined the band at the age of 40. The barefooted bass player has quite a range, hitting those bass notes with his vocal chords as well as his Fender.
- Birthday: February 8
- Favorite Beatle:
"The box elder. They are peaceful bugs. Aside from existing in great numbers and wanting to keep you company, they have no unpleasant habits. They make no noise, move slowly, eat nothing of yours, are not poisonous, do not smell, do not bite, and live mostly in out-of-the-way places that you do not wish to use yourself."
- Who or what inspired you to get into music?
"Luiz Bonfa and Dad."
- Who inspires you now?
"Chris Woitach, Joe Pass, Tuck Andress."
- Crowning musical moment:
"It has yet to happen."
- Most embarrassing musical moment:
"Auditioning for the Walrus before I bought a bass guitar."
- What is your personal relationship with Bat Boy?
"I have never been involved in sports."
- Other thoughts:
Walt lives with his wife, Jill Clarke in a house that he built himself on South Hill in Bellingham. He is a retired barber, waiter, drummer and salesman (aerospace fasteners, rivets and electro-mechanical devices) who enjoys portraying Tom Jones on Halloween.