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The Walkabouts
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The Walkabouts was an American band formed in 1984 in Seattle by Carla Torgerson (vocals, cello) and Chris Eckman (guitar, vocals). Other members varied somewhat over the years until the group folded in 2015. Their music was a distinctive version of folk-rock.
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Releases on file (2)
The Walkabouts — Ended up a Stranger The Walkabouts — Ended up a Stranger
(Glitterhouse GRCD 538, 2001, CD)
The Walkabouts — Trail of Stars The Walkabouts — Trail of Stars
(Glitterhouse GRCD 450, 1999, CD)

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