Bill Walden was born in San Francisco, but grew up in Orange County. He was involved in music since age 8, when he took up the saxophone. Throughout the '70's he played in various casual and club bands, and in the '80's, sang and played for three groups: Undercover, The Fourth Watch, and The Mirrors, recording a total of five albums with those groups. He currently pastors Cornerstone Ministries in Napa, CA. He has been married to Debbie since 1982, and they have three children and seven grandchildren.
Allie Hammond was born and raised in Cottage Grove, OR, but moved to Napa in 2007, and lived there until 2018, when she re-located to Cottage Grove. She comes from an extremely musical family and has been singing since she was in fifth grade when she joined her first choir. Allie was a member of band and choir throughout her middle school and high school years. Since moving to California, she has been blessed with the opportunity to be a part of her church's worship team, as well as attend Calvary Chapel's School of Worship in Costa Mesa, CA. She hopes that music will continue to be a big part of her future.
Bill and Allie got acquainted at Cornerstone, singing on the worship team together. That sharing of music led to Allie singing on Bill's worship album entitled Gleanings From The Clefs, and that co-laboring led to the present musical partnership.
Bill and Allie are recording an album to be released in 2018. The album is entitled, "The Long Winter". The album addresses such themes as depression, discouragement, betrayal, and suicide. The Psalms are full of such themes, and this album follows in that trajectory. This album is being orchestrated produced by Ojo Taylor. Additional guitar work is being done by Greg Lawless, Danny Flowers, and Erica Lashley.