Rock’n’roll blues group, Billy Walton Band today released their second single, ‘Cortez The Killer‘ from their forthcoming album ‘Dark Hour‘ which is due out later in 2020. Released on Harmonized Records, the album was recorded at Cambridge Sound Studio and was engineered by Grammy-nominated engineer Jim Salamone. This is a cover of Neil Young’s 1975 song of the same name.

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In ‘Cortez The Killer‘ Billy and his band share their take on the Neil Young classic, adding their own spin musically and instrumentally. Taking the guitar solos and adding a wah-wah effect and introducing a trumpet towards the end brings ‘Cortez The Killer‘ to a new and more modern level.

Speaking to American Songwriter on adding in the trumpet Billy Walton says, “To me using the trumpet at the end symbolized and painted the picture of Cortez charging across the ocean and conquering the Aztec. Our trumpet player, Bruce Krywinski Jr. really nailed the haunting sound I was looking for in the song. I just really thought it set the mood in the end.

With a new album on the way, and though unable to tour to support its release, Billy Walton Band has been interacting with fans through social media by posting live performances, clips of them jamming, and talking directly to them about what the band is up to.

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Rock’n’roll blues group, Billy Walton Band today released their first single, ‘Can’t Love No One‘ from their forthcoming album ‘Dark Hour‘ which is due out later in 2020. Released on Harmonized Records, the album was recorded at Cambridge Sound Studio and was engineered by Grammy-nominated engineer Jim Salamone.

In ‘Can’t Love No One‘ singer/guitarist and bandleader Billy Walton flips the script on traditional breakup songs. Rather than being heartbroken, Walton uses the lyrics of the song to console a former romantic interest, “Honey it’s not you, I swear it’s me… I can’t love no one”. Accompanied by his band, Billy Walton delivers a powerful vocal performance along with a soulful guitar solo.

With a new album on the way, and though unable to tour to support its release, Billy Walton Band has been performing live on social media to fans and is planning to do more performances in the coming weeks.

About ‘Dark Hour‘:

Billy Walton Band recorded Dark Hour in Philadelphia, and it was tracked at Cambridge Sound Studio with Grammy-nominated engineer, Jim Salamone (Teddy Pendergrass). The band brought in Bruce Krywinski on trumpet, and drummer Francis Valentino (David Lee Roth Band), to round out the already rich line up of musicians.

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