WALTHER PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS is a grassroots promotion and production company devoted to uniting music lovers and touring artist in the Mid Atlantic. Founded in 1996 by Tim Walther and Junipa Contento, Walther Productions has grown into a strong team motivated by cooperation, integrity, tenacity, and the ability to discover the next breaking act.
Tim WaltherPromoter / Talent Buyer
All time musical influences: The Grateful Dead, Bill Graham, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, God Street Wine.
Current Favorite artists: Les Claypool, Damian Marley, Lake Trout, Mason Jennings, The Secret Machines..
First concert ever: Ted Nugent swinging out on a vine @ Merriweather Post in 1982.
Musical instruments: I do what I do because I want to be near the music and am intimidated by the concept of playing musical instruments. I do play some drums on occasion in a drum circle setting.
When I grow up I want to be: a Rock Star.
Goal for Year 2009: try to minimize the politics in Baltimore and maximize the music.
Junipa ContentoCo-Producer / Webmaster / Art Production
All time music influences: Mr. Stuart my 7th grade chorus teacher, John Lennon, Grateful Dead tour, early Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains the Same" movie.
Current favorite artists: Radiohead, Bjork, Them Crooked Vultures, Sigur Ros, The Glitch Mob.
First concert ever: Jerry Garcia Band @ Constitution Hall 1985. It was a free ticket.
Musical instruments: guitar, vocals
When I grow up I want to be: 5' 7"
Goal for year 2010: Travel.
Mike "Mook" MasuiccaProduction Manager
All time music influences: Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, Donald Fagen, Bill Graham, Bob Dylan
Current favorite artists: Neil Young, moe., Derek Trucks, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams
First concert ever: The Police with Black Uruhu Carrier Dome Syracuse, NY "Ghost in the Machine" tour For $20 I got a ticket AND a t-shirt.
Musical instruments: I was slowly pushed out of middle school band for having no rhythm.
When I grow up I want to be: I will still want to be a kid.
Goal for year 2010: Get in shape and world peace.
All time musical influences: A to Z baby! Duane Allman to Frank Zappa and all the random genres in between.
Current Favorite artists: My Morning Jacket, Greensky Bluegrass, Everyone Orchestra, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
First concert ever: Am I supposed to remember this? First concert: Peter Paul & Mary (somewhere in Philadelphia, say 1982, but please don't judge me for that, my parents took me). First concert I wanted to remember: STYX June 1991 at the Fox Theater in STL. Unreal energy - especially during 'Come Sail Away'! The concert choices since then have only improved...I promise
Musical instruments: guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, drums, octave mandolin, and constantly learning another 2-3 instruments.
When I grow up I want to be: A three-time state champion air guitarist
Goal for Year 2010: Reducing the amount of red lines beneath the words as I type them in MS Word
All time music influences: Phish, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Primus
Current favorite artists: Phish, YMSB, DSO, Alabama Shakes, Parov Stelar, Moon Hooch, Ryan Montbleau Band, Hot Day at the Zoo, Fundimensionals, Cosmal, The Bansai Bills.... my favorites could go on forever...
First concert ever: My mother took me to John Melloncamp at Jones Beach during the summer of 1997, but my first concert alone was... unfortunately... Blink 182 and Green Day also at Jones Beach during my (otherwise) unspoken and brief pop-punk phase.
Musical instruments: Voice and Hands!
When I grow up I want to be: growing down
Goal for year 2012: Have as much fun with as many amazing people at awesome live music as possible.
Jeff HunterStreet Team / Advertising
All time musical influences: Grateful Dead, Phish, Metallica, John Coltrane, Led Zeppelinâ€¦
Current Favorite artists: Umphrey's McGee, Deftones, Dangermuffinâ€¦
First concert ever: HFStival 2009
Musical instruments: Drums
When I grow up I want to be: Tiger Keeper / Ping-Pong Champion
Goal for Year 2012: Live the dream