Gig: Billy Walton – Brickyard, Carlisle – 22 May 2010

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Billy Walton

The Brickyard, Carlisle

22 May 2010

Rock / Blues guitarist Billy Walton from the Garden state of New Jersey in the US of A plays Carlisle’s Brickyard on Saturday the 22nd of May.

Walton has played with a host of big names since he started playing when only 15. He has toured extensively throughout Europe and the USA and Canada from his home base in the Big Apple. Among those names are Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Double Trouble (the backing band of Stevie Ray Vaughan in case you didnt know!) and Gary US Bonds. His star is continuing to rise and the feedback I hear from those who have seen him is that he rocks and his live shows are very impressive.

The Billy Walton Band’s sound is a combination of hard blues reminiscent of Hendrix, Clapton and Vaughan mixed with a healthy dose of Warren Hayes and Derrick Trucks. Live, Walton has always been an explosive performer with jaw dropping talent but with the addition of bassist William Paris and drummer Marcus Croan the Billy Walton band churns out a singular brand of funky blues that has deep roots in both the jam band musical tradition as well as the Jersey shore Walton has cut his teeth on.

His new album Neon City is a well polished, rock / blues album which demonstrates his roots in an assured and appealing manner. It will appeal both to those who like their rock bluesy and their blues rocky. The album betrays the influence of Roger Mayer, the well-known British guitar effects guru whose devices have played such a pivotal part in rock n roll for nearly every major player
since Hendrix.

The doors open at 8.00, support starts at 8.30 and Billy Walton will play at 9.30. Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door. The gig is open to those aged 14 to 18 priced £4.

For details contact Chris Denton 07793019958

Billy Walton Flyer



May 11th, 2010 at 19:44
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Have to say I enjoyed “Neon City” . . . particularly the more Southside Johnny soul-flavoured tunes. Great idea to charge the youngsters half price as well, can only encourage them to attend gigs.