Hal Walker is an internet sensation. In his 50’s he probably never expected to be the cool guy on the internet, but his cool spirit, determination, and penchant for ancient instruments have made him a star.
Low Key Gliding on the Khaen
Hal’s ticket to internet stardom started when he shared a video playing an ancient instrument from Laos called the Khaen – an ancient predecessor to the modern harmonica. The song became a TikTok hit, and it’s been remixed, sampled,and spread across the interwebs faster than “Gangnam Style” back in 2013.
80-90 percent bedridden
Hal sufferers from myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, abbreviated as ME/CFS. He’s in pain, and struggles with fatigue. His story is both tragic and beautiful as he fights to keep creating and making his art.
Hal Walker on the Manlihood ManCast
Hal talks with Josh about his illness, about his journey, about his music, and it’s an inspiring and intriguing listen.