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Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for the roof over my head, and for the bed that lays below it. I am thankful for the love and support of my parents. We may not be perfect, but we can a strong unit and we do our best for each other. I am thankful for my education and how I was able to graduate this year. I am grateful for the countless numbers of people I got to meet through all my schooling, and the beautiful relationships I have had. I am thankful for the friends who became family and I am blessed to have in my life. I am grateful for my music and that I am in the position to follow my passion. And it is today that I give a part of me to all of you. “Away from Home,” my passion project of the past 4 years, is finally out and is all yours. This album is a testament of my first three years in college. Yes, the songs influenced me throughout and of course I recorded this all in my 4th year, but they really tell the story of those first 3 years. And since writing this album, I have songs that tell the story of my last year of college and onward. This album is a snapshot of time for me. Moments I am proud of. Moments I am not. Moments where I loved and learned while others I lost and didn’t quite get it right. It’s a tale of love and loss, desperation and inspiration, and the road towards maturity. There are so many people who made this album possible. From all the friends and relationships who inspired me, to all the friends who physically worked on this album with me. Thank you all so much. I am humbled by these experiences, and I’m excited for the new ones to come.

Conor Walsh: Songwriter, Engineer, Producer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, MIDI Controller

Alex Hitrick: Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

Kevin Bennet: Percussion

Tia Malai Mathison: Percussion

Robert Friedman: Electric Bass Guitar

Aidan Sloppy: Lead Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Zechariah Allen: Trumpet

Nick Rivera: Acoustic Guitar

Maddie Hempstead: Vocals

Emily Mousouroulis: Vocals

The Golden Notes: Vocals

Zachary Hess: Engineer

Brian Dono: Engineer

Kelly Bird: Vocal Coach, Vocals, Consultant

Sean Wendell: Production Consultant, Audio Technical Advisor

Sister Mary Ann Nelson: Faculty Advisor


Published by Conor Walsh

"Conor was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, where attended St. Peter's Catholic School in Hyde Park for K-8th, and continued his schooling at FD Roosevelt Public High School. Throughout his childhood, Conor was always occupied with sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse, along with being involved in school theatre, and taking guitar lessons with 2014's International Finger-style Champion and singer-songwriter Helen Avakian. Helen was Conor's first major outlet into pursuing music, as she taught him skills in playing guitar, singing, and songwriting. Conor is now pursuing a degree in Music Industry at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he studies many aspects of the business such as live sound, studio production, publishing, management, and more. JWill from the JWill Jamboree on KISS 96.1FM once described Conor as a “mix between Shawn Mendes and Michael Buble." Conor takes many of his influences from 90s and 2000s bands such as Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, and Daughtry; along with classic rock artists like Journey, Foreigner, Bob Seeger; and country acts such as George Strait, Restless Heart, and Zac Brown Band. Conor also finds much inspiration from the storytelling, and soothing aspects of artists such as John Denver, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, and most recently Amos Lee. Conor released his first self-recorded/produced album, “Spend Some Time,” back in the November of 2017, and released an EP called “By Your Side” back in May of 2018. Conor’s last release was the single, We Can Dance, which he dropped in September 2018. Conor is currently promoting his next EP, “Show Them What You Got,” which will be released September 27th, 2019, but will be releasing the single for “Yes” early on August 9th. One can find Conor's music on most music distribution and streaming sites, such as Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Pandora, Amazon Music, YouTube, and more. His song “Spend Some Time” received notoriety as it was featured in and was a finalist for The Taste of Country Hometown Risers Contest back in December of 2017. Spend Some Time later helped pave the way for Conor to win PBS’s televised talent series Celebration of Music (Troy Division) in October of 2018. Conor will be featured in a nationally televised concert series put on by PBS, which starts filming in October of 2019. Conor is an avid believer that music is the universal language because it expresses emotions better than any other form of communication he can think of. There is a long, rich history of writing and performing music, and Conor feels lucky and honored to embrace a life in which he can be a part of that tradition."

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