CAMERON WALSH was born in Holyoke, MA in1953 and is the eldest of two sons. After high school graduation, he and his childhood friend, Rich Webster, enrolled in the Liberal Arts program at Excelsior College in Albany, NY. While there, he and Rich, along with two other friends, formed the band, El Dorado, and began playing the local clubs.
In 1971, El Dorado was booked to play in a battle of the bands along with four other bands at a club called the Old Roadhouse in Amsterdam, NY. When two of their members showed up too drunk to perform, El Dorado were faced with a serious problem. Not performing meant not getting paid. As a last resort, Cameron approached one of the members of another band (whose other members were MIA) and quickly formed the Roadhouse Sons. Originally a rhythm guitarist, Cameron had to play lead guitar and lead vocals that night and has done so ever since.
Cameron’s musical interests range from classical acoustic guitar to hard rock. He has also studied the drums and keyboard. His personal style includes poetry, long walks on the beach, and poking dead things with a stick. His clothing style is made up of tee shirts bedecked with pop images or slogans, and worn and tattered blue jeans. He is also fond of wearing woven bracelets—gifts from adoring fans—exuding the impression of a laid-back, laconic individual, which is as far from the truth as it could be!