The immortal, the incomparable, the indefatigable, DON WALSER!

Discography

Just Me and My Old Guitar

Mark Rubin / Rubinchik Recordings - 2011

No frills, no putting on airs. Just Don Walser and his guitar in an intimate and very personal setting. Recorded by long-time friend and fellow musician, Mark Rubin. 

Texas Country Legend Don Walser, recorded in his front room alone with his favorite things: his guitar, his songs and his beloved wife Patricia. - Available on CD Baby 

Texas Legend

image127

Varese Sarabande 2006


"Although he is revered and almost deified among European aficionados, The King of the Texas Yodelers, Don Walser still remains relatively unknown among US mainstream Country Music listeners. This is truly unfortunate, because there's really never been anyone else quite like him." - Amazon Review

Dare To Dream: The Best of Don Walser

image128

Lone Star Records 2001


  "There are tracks collected from soundtracks, compilation albums, and a couple of unreleased pieces, and they're all sung with the same easy grace that's Walser's trademark. He has a big voice (he's been called the Pavarotti of the plains), and while relaxed, there's sometimes a formality about it that harks back to the '30s and '40s, which suits songs like Felice Bryant's "We Could You and I," as well as his own wonderful material, which has brought him deserved success. Walser deserves a greatest-hits set, and this collection serves him very well indeed. " - Music Review

I'll Hold You In My Heart

image129

Valley Entertainment 2000


"In addition to widespread critical acclaim, Don Walser enjoys a loyal, national fan base, which remains the strongest in his home state of Texas. Among other accolades, The Austin Music Awards recently named Walser Top Country Artist and inducted him into their Hall of Fame." - Valley Entertainment

The Texas Plainsmen w/ Yodelin' Donnie Walser

image130

Walser Archive/Mark Rubin 2000


"The Texas Plainsmen — Walser, fiddler Jim O’Neill, steel guitarist Warren Powell, electric guitarist Billy Richter and drummer Carl Echols — were a regional draw in the mid-’60s but never really got heard beyond West Texas, largely because families and day jobs came first in their list of priorities. Vocally, Walser was as impressive back then as he is today, and possessed an even greater range for those high yodels (which may seem hard to fathom, given what he’s put to tape in the ’90s).  " - Journal of Roots Music

Here's to Country Music

image131

Watermelon Records 1999


"As usual, Walser and the nice label folk who think they have a clue on how to harness the singer's unique vocal gifts, have chosen a fine bunch of songs and enlisted a fine bunch of musicians to play them, including Buddy Emmons on steel and the great Teddy Wilburn on vocals. And as usual, the results are timeless." - Austin Chronicle

Down at the Sky-Vue Drive-In

image132

Watermelon Records/Sire 1998


"Walser can write, as on the frankly nostalgic "Hod Rod Mercury," which provides this fine collection with its title. But he's a good interpreter -- and preserver -- of classic songs from the Louvin Brothers, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Snow, Johnny Bush, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. Walser enlarges the genre, too, including versions of both Irving Berlin's "Marie" and "Rose Marie," the latter recorded with the Kronos Quartet." - The Hartford Courant

Texas Top Hand

image133

Watermelon Records 1996


" In looking for the quintessential country artist, fans of traditional country need to look no farther than Don Walser. The Watermelon Records artist, who just released his second album of new music, "Texas Top Hand," hits all styles..." - Fan Review

The Archives: Series 2

image134

Watermelon Records 1995


"Don Walser might just be the love child of Slim Whitman and Patsy Montana: His big, robust tenor breaks into passionate, gut-busting yodeling at the drop of a Stetson. The Archive Series Vols. I and II (two CDs sold separately) present Walser with his accomplished cowboy-swing band, the Pure Texas Band, which lays a big Western howdy on classics (”Big Ball in Cowtown”) and originals (”Rolling Stone From Texas”) alike." - Entertainment Weekly

The Archives: Series I

image135

 Watermelon Records 1995


"Don Walser might just be the love child of Slim Whitman and Patsy Montana: His big, robust tenor breaks into passionate, gut-busting yodeling at the drop of a Stetson. The Archive Series Vols. I and II (two CDs sold separately) present Walser with his accomplished cowboy-swing band, the Pure Texas Band, which lays a big Western howdy on classics (”Big Ball in Cowtown”) and originals (”Rolling Stone From Texas”) alike." - Entertainment Weekly

Rolling Stone from Texas

image136

Watermelon Records 1994


"Yodeling genius Don Walser is a true original. An accountant for the Texas National Guard until he hit retirement age, Walser played and recorded only sporadically through the years. Once freed of his day job, he hit the honky-tonk circuit for real and made everyone who heard him sing wonder what they'd been missing all these years. Possessed of an astonishing tenor voice that, along with his substantive girth, earned him the moniker "Pavarotti of the Plains," Walser plays a mix of ancient country hits and originals that sound like ancient country hits." - Barnes and Noble

Texas Souvenir

image137

Sight and Sound Southwest 1992


Not widely released, this super rare CD contains over 70 minutes of true Texas music. Help spread culture, find one and give it to a Yankee! - Al Walser

Old Vinyls

image138

There are quite a few not widely released vinyls from Don's early career. Look for those to be re-released soon!