Sunday, 27 May 2012

Billy Walton Band: Crank It Up!

Billy Walton Band 
Crank It Up! 
Billy Walton has been very active in the New Jersey shore music scene for over 15 years. Now, with the formation of the Billy Walton Band, his hard blues style is pushing much further afield.

Billy's guitar solos naturally feature heavily, particularly on the faster numbers. Stylistically, there are similarities to the likes of Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Lyrically, the inspirations come from further afield; there are, for instance, strong hints of Bryan Adams on Summertime Girl.

The majority of the tracks are indeed 'cranked up'. Fast numbers open and close the CD but there are some gentler songs in the middle of the track list to add contrast.

Apart from the guitar, other stand out instrument is the saxophone, which lifts several numbers just at the right time.

Billy Walton Band

Track List

Deal With The Devil
Crank It Up
The Night The Deal Went Down
Till Tomorrow
Night Turns Blue
One In A Million
Summertime Girl
Hot Blues
Black Jack Dealer

Stand out tracks: Deal With The Devil, Till Tomorrow, Black Jack Dealer.

Further details are available on the Billy Walton Band website.

(All images used in this review are © Billy Walton Band website)

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