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Wish For What You Want

Billy Walton Band

Vizztone 2015

Review by David Bowling

 

And now direct from the Jersey shore, here comes bluesman Billy Walton with his new album Wish For What You Want. He honed his craft playing with Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes before forming his own band in 2007.

Walton is another of those modern day bluesmen who is able to coax an extraordinary sound from his Fender Stratocaster. Whether the hard rock blues of the title track, the acoustic “Blues Comes A Knockin'” with harp work by Southside Johnny, or the horn laden “Forgive And Forget,” Walton and his band engage in some energetic modern day blues.

Wish For What You Want features well-crafted songs, precise guitar work, and soulful vocals; all of which add up to an excellent listening experience,

Rating: ***

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