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709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

The Billy Walton Band

February 22, 2018  ·  Thursday * 8pm * $8

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“UNFORTUNATELY, NOWADAYS, THE PHRASE “JERSEY SHORE” COMES WITH A LOT OF
BAGGAGE.”

Billy Walton guitarist and vocalist with New Jersey Rock band the Billy Walton BandThere was a
time when the Jersey Shore represented the best in American entertainment. Count Basie, Lionel
Hampton, the Rat Pack, Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, they all made stops on the Jersey Shore.
Tony Mart’s was the club Levon Helm was playing when Dylan called.

Of course we all know what happened in Asbury Park. The town, ravaged by riots in the late 60’s,
became a melting pot of musical experimentation. Late night jams that ended when the sun came
up were the norm. Bruce Springsteen & Southside Johnny were the two acts that made their way
to an international stage from these humble beginnings.

For decades musicians have come and gone, always hoping to make a living and pursue a dream.
Billy Walton is no different. Billy’s proving ground was Long Beach Island. There he was
chaperoned from gig to gig by his Mom, two young to drive around and enter the clubs on his own.
He always was up for a jam and looking to learn some tricks. For years Billy spent his time
sharpening his skills, developing his stage act until he decided to step up to center stage with the
Billy Walton Band.

The band has focused its’ effort in Europe. 13 tours since 2007 have established the group in the
fertile British Blues Rock scene. In 2010 Billy got the call to join in with one of the masters of the
Asbury Park sound, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. For years Billy toured with the Jukes.
Most people don’t know that the creative force behind Southside was none other than Little Steven.
A highpoint in Billy’s tenure with the Jukes was when they recorded a live version of Southside’s
most acclaimed release, Hearts of Stone, with Little Steven.

New Jersey Rock Band the Billy Walton Band at Shorefire Recording StudiosGood things have
been happening to the Billy Walton Band. The band recently signed to Vizztone Records for the
release of Wish For What You Want. Produced by Tony Braunagel, the award winning BMA
producer and current Eric Burdon drummer, this batch of songs will certainly take the band to the
next level!

You can say Bruce Springsteen is a singer songwriter fronting an old-school rock n soul band.
Southside Johnny is a soul singer fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Billy Walton is the guitar
hero fronting the old-school rock n soul band. The horns are the common thread.
Find out why so many people are getting excited about the Billy Walton Band!