Mike Walker is a unique musician. Meeting and hearing him (way back in 1989) I was immediately transfixed. Most people are. If I had to try and 'explain' it to someone, I'd say:
Take the essences of a story teller, a magician, a guitarist, a philosopher and a wide-eyed child.
Shake them all together and pour the heady brew into the unfeasibly healthy and hearty frame of a Salford lumberjack.
The resulting creature will immediately pick up a guitar and proceed to make you swoon, chuckle, and wipe away the odd tear or two.
He will then politely request a good strong cup of tea.
I've been moved time and again by Mike's playing, and benefited many times from his wit and wisdom. The wonderful new website should spread his unique insights to benefit ever more souls, seeking to learn and reveal the mysteries and wonder of music-making.