||"After 30 years in professional music and 15 as a commercial music
composer, producer, and production company owner, it is important to utilize my 'musical
resources' to the fullest. Our musical output is directly related to the excellence of our
team. We need to move fast, but it better be great, or the client will go elsewhere next
Delbert Walling has been my primary
studio session guitarist since I started Soundstage I in 1984. As our business has grown,
so has Delbert in his diversity, and very rare insightful playing abilities. He never
fails to be "right on", both in his creative playing, but also his precise use
of the guitar. I have...every time...left the session with the knowledge that the guitar
segment is as good as it gets, and a renewed thankfulness that Delbert chose to stay in
the area and be both a friend and a fantastic resource. He is truly a rarity. A great
musician and good person to boot!"
Soundstage I Productions
"Delbert's ability to capture audiences is
unparalleled no matter the genre of music he's playing, making his flexibility an unusual
and sought after quality. He stands out among his peers in his ability to breathe new life
into old covers, and keep his listeners rapt with enjoyment. As a musician, it's a joy to
work with someone so enthusiastic who exemplifies such a high level of musicianship, and
who is as supportive and caring as Delbert is. He is a rare and wonderful
Amy Hansen, Vocalist
and I were around the age of thirteen when we met, and I had the privilege of having
Delbert as my band mate and very good friend all the way through our High School years,
and well after. We played together in the bands Mother Head, The Armstrong Brothers, and
Crosswind. Delbert was always an inspiration, as well as a lot of fun on the road!
Delberts dedication to his craft quickly
brought him technical skills and knowledge, and he truly is a virtuoso guitarist in every
sense. Delbert plays a wide variety of music exceptionally well, with confidence and
feeling. A more enthusiastic and motivating performer and teacher would be hard to
Dave Johnson, bassist, currently playing the
electric bass for Jeff Graham and Neil Dirickson, both Tulsa area songwriters and
"Its true. Delberts middle name is
Tone. From the first time I heard Delbert it was his tone that was
outstanding, and that [stood-out]. I met Delbert at the Guitar Institute of Technology in
1978. GIT, a school that only accepted 110 out of 850 applicants. Daily, I was hearing 110
great players, but what impressed me was Delberts clean, clear, and warm tone that
made hearing Delbert stand measures above the other students. At the same time, he was the
humblest; showing that he was sincerely more interested in what someone else was offering
than his own cool abilities. He was, and still is in charge of his sound. Always playing
from his heart, drawing the listener into his world. Whether hes playing jazz, rock,
folk, or any other of the styles he has mastered, there is something special about his
warmth and giving of his music and of himself. Not only musically but, as a compassionate
human, Delbert makes this world a much better place to live. Having Delbert being part of
my life has been a great honor, as well a lot more fun than you can imagine. I look
forward to collaborating with Delbert in the future.
"Hes the only guy I know that can take a
$4.95 amp, and a $7 guitar, and make it sound like gold!"
Lynn Wiles, Guitarst/Instructor
Delbert, Kim, and Dave in the recording studio, recording Vidsonix
Corporate theme song.
"Delbert has used Vidsonix products since March
of 2003. He has supported our products and has voluntarily contributed to our website in
the form of kick @!* pictures and even a theme song. It has been an honor to follow along
with his band, his guitar teaching endeavors, and his awesome friends in the Southern
Michigan Folk Society. His musical talent and passion are enlightening in this world where
so many live and work in virtual monotony.
Rock on Mighty Delster!"
"I have known Delbert for over four years now
and every time I hear him play he amazes me. His knowledge and experience with music along
with his creativity give him the ability to do more than just play well. He can play a
song that I have heard hundreds of times and blow me away with a guitar solo that he is
just feeling at the time. Delbert lives and breathes music. He puts on a great show and
always makes sure the crowd is having a good time."
Jessica Hampton, Photographer
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