The "$6.66" EP combines American folk with international styles such as North African Tuareg blues and Brazilian forró. Influences from Celtic and Reggae music can also be heard. The lyrics reflect the experiences of the artist's life, whether lived or observed.
Thanks to Tina Hilding, Von Walden, Jane Walden, Vance Walden, Karin Hilding, the rest of the extended Hilding and Walden families, Jim Boland, Joe McGurkin, Donna Holmes-Parks, Henry Willard, Becky Chastain, Greg Hodapp, Adrian Crookston, Sara Pritchett, Will Hume, Josh Bacha, Chris Parreira, Robin Kok, Trey Coe, Justin Pickard, John Brunsfeld, Doug Park, Chuck Johnson, Anna Duron, Alex Keeney, Josh Nelson, Machado Mijiga, Ben Swanson, Fiddlin' Big Al, all of the musicians who contributed to and inspired the album, all of the audiences, and everyone else who helped.
released September 3, 2016
Ben Walden: vocals, guitars, drum set, percussion
Paul Anders: mandolin, mandola
James Brownson: keys
Richard Crookston: bass
Skyler Mendell: trumpet on "Wave Girl"
Rosalind Parducci: vocals, violin on "Scorpion"
Paul Smith: percussion, violin and gourd banjo on "$6.66"
Matt Zook: percussion