This memoir is enhanced with classic photos not found in the book, seven of Butch Walker’s greatest hits, plus a brand new song, “Are You Getting All the Love You Need?”, only available here. Larger file size may cause longer download than expected.
From his days with one-hit-wonder band the Marvelous 3 to his current work producing some of today’s hottest talent – from Weezer and Katy Perry to Pink, Avril Lavigne, and Panic! at the Disco, Butch Walker has proven himself a major influence in contemporary pop music. Drinking with Strangers takes you into the studio and onto the stage, offering a rare glimpse into a life defined by raw talent, determination, a drive for perfection, and some ridiculous haircuts along the way. But the road to success wasn’t easy.
Walker’s adventures taught him a number of life lessons he shares here with insight and candor, revealing the blessings of failure and what it’s really like to spend your life going from gig to gig, drinking with strangers. A must-read for anyone who wants to make it in the music world, Drinking With Strangers reveals an insider’s perspective on the impact of the digital revolution, the art of creative collaboration, and how to survive amongst cutthroat competitors who might steal your soul (and your song). Unflinchingly told, Walker’s twenty-year journey of failing upwards becomes an unforgettable rite of passage.
By Butch Walker & Matt Diehl