First, there are three bands named The Waltons: an Award winning acoustic folk- rock trio from Canada, a cowpunk band from Berlin, and a rockbilly band from Perth.
The Canadian band (with albums featured here such as Lik My Trakter and Empire Hotel) is a Pop Rock trio with a bit of country flavor. They toured with the Barenaked Ladies in the early nineties. The group formed in Regina, Saskatchewan, when college friends Jason Plumb (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), Keith Nakonechny (bass and vocals), and Dave Cooney (drums) began performing Plumb's songs in clubs around town. After gigging around western Canada, the trio moved to Toronto in 1991, where they quickly established themselves on the thriving local music scene. Producer John Switzer, who had started on this same circuit with Jane Siberry a decade before, discovered the Waltons' music and agreed to produce their debut album, Lik My Trakter, which the group self-released in 1992. After bagging a couple of local music awards, the Waltons were signed to Warner Music Canada, which reissued Lik My Trakter in Canada and the U.S. in 1993. For a tour with the Barenaked Ladies, keyboardist Todd Lumley was added to the group to flesh out their sound; he became a full-fledged member of the band in 1994, the same year the group won a Juno (the Canadian Grammy) for Best New Artist thanks to the gold-selling Lik My Trakter. Simple Brain, a six-song EP of live tracks and early demos, was released in early 1995, followed by the all-new Cock's Crow, produced by Barenaked Ladies producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda. Dave Cooney left the group just before that album's tour, replaced by Sean Bryson. The group returned in 1998 with the new Empire Hotel, also produced by Wojewoda.
Berlin's Waltons are a 1985 founded cow-punk band from Berlin, Germany existing of the singer and guitarist John-Boy Walton, the bassist Hatto-Jay Walton and the drummer Janni-Boy Walton. Theyr style, cow-punk, is a misc between country, punk and metal. After a ten-year break from 1994 to 2004 they play concerts again and also released their new album "The Spirit of Cowpunk" in 2005. Even if they aren't very famous, the waltons released by now 7 albums and some singles.
Perth's The Waltons recorded several singles in the late 80s and early 90s: "My Husband Beats Me / Coca-Cola Is Coke", "Coast To Coast / We're The Waltons", and "Cherry / Creepy Crawly Man".