Cargo and the Heavy Lifters + The Billy Walton Band – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – September 27th, 2019

Cargo and the Heavy Lifters + The Billy Walton Band

Cargo and the Heavy Lifters + The Billy Walton Band

Friday September 27, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

GA $16 | Premier Plus $25

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Cargo and the Heavy Lifters
Cargo and the Heavy Lifters
Cargo & the Heavy Lifters formed in the Summer of 2015 and met with immediate success. In less than
six months CHL transitioned from performing at small nightclubs to selling out concert venues and
performing at festivals. The powerful and soulfully irresistible voice of Randy McCargo is supported by
the Heavy Lifters, veteran musicians who play slick-tight compositions and arrangements of standards
that shatter the expectations of any audience. CHL aggressively tackles any genre from any decade with
the same energy and mastery. On any given night they can be as good as the best Rock, Blues, Country,
and Soul bands, all at the same time. CHL released their first CD, Live at Jammin' Java a year after the
group's debut. The hit single Hello Josephine! can be heard on over one hundred broadcast radio
stations and a dozen internet stations worldwide. Cargo & the Heavy Lifters are currently producing two
videos of original Blues and Rock songs commissioned by four-time Emmy winning producer Mike
Audick. These videos will be broadcast and released as audio singles in the Summer of 2018.
“With groovy guitar licks and bursting soulful lyrics, Cargo & The Heavy Lifters provide an exemplary look
at what American music sounds like. With covers and originals, the group focuses on the old school
aspects of blues, rock and even country. The booming voice of Randy McCargo make this group a must
see, as his dynamic voice is a rarity in the modern scope of music. From the sound to their attire, this
band is wonderfully old school, and as their website exclaims “awesome.””
- On Tap Magazine (Nov 01, 2016)
The Billy Walton Band
The Billy Walton Band
There 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.

Good 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!
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180