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ScrapIron26 Music helps expand music industry in Bakersfield

By Shelby Parker
Friday, Feb 27 2015 12:15 PM

Growing up around parents who were heavily involved in music, it's only fitting that Erric Walker would want to pursue a career in that industry as well.

"My parents sang in a mass community choir called the Golden Voices of Triumph, which was part of the Bakersfield Singer's Association. I traveled with them, all over California, Washington and Oregon," said Walker.

Not only did he observe them, he was also part of GVT's children's choir and enjoyed singing with the youth choir at St. John Missionary Baptist Church.

Music was in his blood, and during his time at San Jose State, he began traveling through the Bay Area with the band of a talented musician called Protege.

"For many years, we seemed to be very close to getting a major...

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