Stormwalker Description: Christian rock band

Location:  Seattle, Washington,

Available for:

– Live Concerts
– Fairs and Festivals
– Worship Services
– Special Events and Occasions
– Church and Charitable Fundraisers
– Church Events
– Military Events
– Website:

Preferred Performance Location: Prefer single concert engagements, local to the Western Washington and North Central Oregon areas. Will consider out-of-state or international engagements or a tour.

Preferred Billing: Headliner, but will also open or co-perform, upon approval of band

Touring/Performing Experience*:
2017 – Washington State Fair
2016 – 2018 Rock the Church event in Everett WA

*Individual members have touring experience previously with various rock bands. See bios, below.

Standard compensation:
Local (WA & OR State): $1500 – $3500 per show date, depending on mileage and time required. May include one long or two short performances per day.
Out- of-state: $3500+ , in addition to airline fare, meals, ground transportation and hotel for 6 people (band plus tech). See below for more details on hospitality and tech rider.


$850 – $1250 for (45 min) set/day***

GOOD THRU 4/30/2019

– See Bios, Gear List, and Hospitality & Tech Rider Information below –

Sound Praise LLC
(425) 283-8930
Online booking:


Photos of Band

Song List and Sample Songs
Stage Plot/Placement
Equipment/Gear List
Bios of Band Member & Position in Group
Heart and Vision of Stormwalker
Technical Rider
Hospitality Rider I
Hospitality Rider II


Booking: Sound Praise LLC (425) 283-8930

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Sample Video: Walks on Water


All the World’s A Stage
Crank it Up
Farewell letter (To my Addiction)
My Heart in You
Shadow of your Wings
Walk’s on Water
Agape love/Let the winds Blow (Medley)
Brothers Burden
Come as You Are
Throne of Grace
Jesus on the Mainline
Big God
Love conquers All
National Anthem
A few Worship Tunes available

(Yes We have even more)






I was born in California but grew up in Philadelphia. I have three older sisters whose music affected me a great deal. I remember hearing The Beatles, Al Kooper, Crosby Stills and Nash and many other artists. I drank it all in. My neighborhood had a bunch of guys who played guitar. I started playing guitar at 14, taking lessons from a well-known local teacher, John Dragonetti. Guitar became my world. Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Jeff Beck Clapton, and Alvin Lee became my heroes. I think other guys in my neighborhood progressed faster than I did, but I was determined. My neighborhood later ended up producing such ‘80’s bands as Cinderella, Brittany Fox, and The Hooters.

My dad died when I was 16 and we moved back to California. I started playing in bands around Northern California in my late teens. I intended to get into a successful band and ‘make it’. I played in a number of bands, but by the mid-‘80’s was in the band that I thought would really take off. We started getting great gigs opening for national acts, and occasional Headliners.
But a funny thing happened. The better the band did, the less happy I became. I didn’t understand. At this time I also started reading my Bible. Throughout the nomadic existence of being a local musician, I always took my Bible with me. You see, I grew up in Church, and though I knew The Gospel of Christ, I ran away from God to play music. By early 1987, it was clear God was calling me out of secular music to follow Him. I quit the band, doing my last gig as second-bill to Pat Travers. The Travers gig was unreal. Everyone in San Francisco music society was there. But I kept looking around the audience while onstage, wondering why I was so miserable.

Fast-forward a few years, and I found myself in a band doing Prison Ministry, Recovery Ministries, and outreaches. I found my musical mission. God now has me serving with the guys in Stormwalker, and I sense this is where I belong. I excited to share Stormwalker’s music with the Christian community and the world at large!


I started playing trumpet in Junior High school, but I loved the sound of certain funky bass lines, and I wanted to give it shot myself. Shortly after I started playing bass I wanted to try more difficult bass lines, and I soon became a Geddy Lee clone. I had the luxury of a large basement and skilled musicians that I practiced with, and we played Rush’s 2112 for over 2,000 people at our annual high school music concert.

I branched out after High School, wanting to play original music. I was influenced by Progressive Rock, as well as all the Synthesizer Guitar rock band sounds of the 80’S such as Yes, Journey, Loverboy, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, Santana, and Zebop!

As I started progressing as a bass player I also started to become interested in developing other skills, such as arranging and collaborating, and the give and take which was seldom done well in the many bands I briefly played with. I was searching for good written material and people that were realistic, but I had a hard time finding what I was looking for. In those days I was able to perform in some nice studios in Los Angeles, such as Chaka Kahn’s studio, Studio 2, and a few other ones. The band I was in also ended up releasing a CD, but it never really went anywhere.

After a Bad Relationship I needed Jesus in my life. Prior to that time, I had thought of Jesus as being a spirit, but not a God that I could know personally. However, Jesus made Himself real to me, as I began to feel His Joy, and God let me know that there was even more joy than what I could comprehend, to the point where I wasn’t even able to speak momentarily.

After setting music aside for a year or two, some people I knew got me on to my first of a dozen or so worship teams through the decades. However, as I am now an empty-nester I also want to create and play music that has an edge to it, but is Christ-centered lyrically to plant seeds of faith in the hearts of people. The music of Stormwalker fits the bill!


Ron’s musical passion is to serve the music. “I LOVE to play the drums. I want to play each style authentically and with FIRE. My goal is to help my band sound the absolute best that we possibly can, and make you feel inspired from within.”

As an accomplished educator and studio/live musician, Ron is a brilliant technician who feels that “technique” is not an end unto itself.

“Technique is merely our level of command of the language of music. The greater our command of any language, the greater our ability to effectively communicate. When we get together to talk over coffee, do we say everything we know as loudly and as quickly as we possibly can? Of course not. Active listening is the real foundation of true communication. Once we develop our listening skills, our technical command of our language then allows us to relax and more effectively exchange ideas and converse with one another. Knowing “what” to say, “when” to say it, and “how” to say it are the keys to becoming conversational when we make music with other players.”

Ron has extensively toured North America with PILGRIM, MIKE SILVA, and THE TOKENS (of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ fame), and toured internationally with the LUIS PALAU LATIN PRAISE BAND, alongside famed sax-man JUSTO ALMARIO and former Elton John guitarist CALEB QUAYE. Most recent LA and Seattle projects include progressive rockers “Volume IV”, “Little Harold”, “Scarecrow Messiah”, “Second Nature”, “Passage”, and the contemporary Christian ensemble “Of Dust”. His recording credits span every style of music imaginable.

JEFF DUTRA, Lead Vocal

As early as I can remember I’ve loved music. It runs in my family. My mom was an accomplished singer and dancer in her early years, and my day played saxophone for the very first Rock & Roll band in Tacoma, Little Bill and the Blue Notes. As a kid I was a huge Elvis Presley fan, and then in my early teen years I became a huge KISS fan. I can remember doing my best Gene Simmons impressions, as my friends and I would play air guitar to their music in our bedrooms.

I started to transition from pretending to play music to actually playing it when I was a sophomore in high school. My high school was having a talent contest, so some friends and I put together a band to compete in it. We did a song by AC/DC called “She’s Got the Jack”, and we ended up tying for 1st place. We were going to keep the band going after the contest, but my musical interest took a quite a different turn just after that contest when I receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I felt that God wanted me to quit the band, because the music we were playing wasn’t consistent with my new life in Christ, so I made the hard call and quit the band.

I started developing my singing voice as a soloist in church, and jamming with friends in my youth group. In the early 90’s I became the lead singer in a Christian Rock band called Brigade, until eventually pursuing various solo projects. One of those projects included going into the recording studio to produce a demo that I was hoping to pitch to record companies to pursue a solo career.
However, after I finished recording the demo I felt God was calling me to lay down music to focus on my relationship with Him in a greater way. I had no idea at the time how long this hiatus from music would be, but it ended up being for a period of two years. In that time God did a deep work in my heart, and when I felt He gave me the green light to pursue music again it was as a worship leader at Mukilteo Foursquare Church, the church that I am currently pastoring where I have served as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, and currently as the Lead Pastor.

I feel so blessed to a part of Stormwalker, because I get to create some great music with a group of guys who have become my closest friends. It’s amazing how we are able to collaborate and inspire one another musically and spiritually. We’re all committed to honoring God through our music, and our hope is to share Jesus, the Ultimate Stormwalker, through our music, with as many people as possible.

Rick plays keyboard and also sing vocals, and back-up vocals for the Christian band, Stormwalker.




The members of Stormwalker have each been involved in various aspects of music in the past. However, the desire to do something more with music, something that would glorify God and have a positive impact in people’s lives, began to stir within each of them individually. After much prayer and seeking God for guidance, one by one God began to bring their paths together to form what is now the band Stormwalker.

Music has the power to move us and speak to us as in a way that words alone can’t. Stormwalker loves to harness that power by bringing a hard driving Classic Rock style of music with a subtle blues edge, and lyrical content that lifts up Jesus Christ, the Ultimate Stormwalker. He’s the One who is a constant presence in every storm or challenge we face in life, and He has power and authority to walk on the waters of turbulence and unrest, speak to the storm saying, “Peace, be still” (Mark 4:39), and bring calmness and hope to all who look to Him by faith.

Each member of Stormwalker is a worshiper at heart and has been involved in worship ministry for years, so in addition to their regular concerts Stormwalker loves any opportunity to lead worship at various churches or venues where worship music is desired, albeit worship with a rock edge.


SOUND SYSTEM: If Sound System is supplied for ARTIST, sound system must be connected and functional at time of load in and sound check. This system shall be in perfect working order and free of noise or distortion.

SOUND EQUIPMENT AND GEAR should be as follows:
Basic Version: (Specific brands are available but get quite detailed)

PA: Based on the need between 4 and 12 Microphones (4) Speaker Cabinets 2 Monitor cabinets Many Cables
4 Guitars (one Acoustic 3 Electric) and guitar stands
2 -3 Amplifiers using 2 to 4 speaker cabinets (Bass and Both Acoustic and Electric Guitar)
5 PC Drum set with about 5 Cymbals not counting Hi-Hat
Laptop with Digital PA Connection
Wedge Monitor And In Ear Wired Monitors.
Lighting is AD
J Tri-Par DotZ System

FRONT OF HOUSE: A FOH technician shall be provided by the Venue who is competent and familiar with the system and with all duties and equipment associated must be available.

MONITORS: A monitor engineer will be provided by the Venue who is competent and familiar with the system must be available. Talkback and intercom must be connected between stage and FOH.

SOUND CHECK: ARTIST requests a 45-minute sound check at least one hour before doors open.
STAGE PLOT: A stage plot can be viewed in the accompanying EPK.

*** STORMWALKER brings FLASH DRIVE for media projection to be used during show..suitable for pc or mac formats. Projection capabilities should be available at venue..If not..let Paul Lackenbauer know.
FOH Sound, Monitors and Light Production to be provided appropriate for venue.

NOTE: TheBand does not supply SOUND or LIGHTING personnel; PURCHASER to provide all sound and lighting technicians at no additional cost to ARTIST.

If PURCHASER is unable to supply the technical requirements, please call Musical Director / Tour Manager at the below contact so an applicable substitute may be provided.
Musical Director / Tour Manager: Paul Lackenbauer Telephone: (425) 770-4005

(Western Washington)

Please note that this rider forms part of the contract, and is a binding agreement.
These requirements are expected unless specifically addressed by the BUYER and agreed upon by the ARTIST

A clean, comfortable, lockable dressing room is to be provided. If lockable room cannot be provided, PURCHASER will provide security to guard personal items and gear during rehearsals, concert, and required public appearances.

REQUIREMENTS – the following (prioritized) items should be placed in dressing
room prior to sound check:
– 2 cases of bottled water, purified by reverse osmosis
– adequate seating for band members
– adequate restroom facilities near the dressing room/backstage area.
– adequate room to stow personal gear


Please note that this rider forms part of the contract, and is a binding agreement.
These requirements are expected unless specifically addressed by the BUYER and agreed upon by the ARTIST

● Unless stipulated otherwise in the Contract, Buyer will provide five (5) single and two (2) double occupancy non-smoking rooms at nearby established hotel chain, i.e. Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, etc. for the evening of performance, and will provide Artist with a confirmation number when show is advanced. Please guarantee rooms will be available for late arrival and late-check out.
● Rooms to have wireless internet access and air conditioning.
● Breakfast to be provided at hotel
● Hotel to be within walking distance of venue unless otherwise agreed upon in “Transportation”

Jeff Dutra (Lead Vocal)
Noel Holden(Lead Guitar)
Paul Lackenbauer (Bass)
Rick Carter (Vocals/Keyboards/Tech)
Ron Turner (Drummer/Percussionist)
(Road Manager)

REQUIREMENTS – the following (prioritized) items should be placed in dressing
room prior to sound check:
– 2 cases of bottled water, purified by reverse osmosis
– assorted fruits including some ripe bananas
– coffee and tea assortment

HOSPITALITY (at venue):
Items below should be adequate for eight (8) persons.
● Assorted cold beverages including juice, and carbonated water
● Assorted hot beverages including coffee and tea, includes both herbal/non- caffeinated & caffeinated (green or earl grey) tea, caffeinated and decaf coffee.
● A good quality vegetable platter & good quality fruit platter or assorted loose fruits including bananas
● Good Quality meat & cheese platter, i.e., cold cuts from quality market deli
● Assortment of bread & rolls
● Protein bars, or some sort of high protein snack
● Dark chocolate bars, at least 70%, good quality
● Sealed, “needs no refrigeration” condiment packets (mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressing, ketchup)
● 2 cases filtered bottled water, reverse osmosis, each package at least 12
● Assorted plates, glasses, cups, and eating utensils adequate for food and beverage required. May be good quality paper/plastic if clean dinnerware is not available.

HOT MEAL is to be provided – after sound-check or after performance (ARTIST’S preference) to serve eight (8) persons. Dinner is to be fresh, high quality food consisting of fish, red meat or vegetarian with a choice of rice, potatoes, beans, salad, and beverages.
Beverages with meal can be as indicated above.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION: PURCHASER shall provide all ground transport between the airport, the hotel and venue from the time of arrival until the time of departure from the performance city; van or SUVs with adequate seating and room for personal gear to be used.

RUNNER/ASSISTANT. PURCHASER shall provide one knowledgeable personnel member to advise band of locations, times, variables and general knowledge of area and venue. This assistant shall remain with the band during all working hours, and be equipped to liaison between venue/management and band.