Photo of Don Walter 2002 by Mario Chacón
We all agreed that this day at the Studio "Eclipse" in Turrialba shows exactly how the magic of Walter Ferguson works: people get moved by his music, and when they really start to love and care, they eventually want to give something back. So more and more people are joining the Tape hunt, all for the love of music and the immense respect for Mr. Gavitt.
As the digitalization and evaluation of those 5 tapes will take some time - please stay tuned for more news on this.
In 2017, nine original tapes were located in Canada:
In 2018, six original tapes were found in Costa Rica:
In 2019, five original tapes were recovered in the USA:
In 2019, unreleased parts from Don Walter's "Folkways" album were donated to the Tape Hunt:
In 2020, another five original tapes were found in Costa Rica: