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WALTER TROUT – NEW ALBUM & UK TOUR

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The noted US  rock blues guitarist, Walter Trout, today announced the release of a new studio album ‘Blues For The Modern Daze’.  The album will be released by Provogue Records (a division of Mascot Label Group), in the UK on Monday 23rd April. USA release will be on 24th April.  To support the new album, Walter Trout will tour the UK tour in March. Dates will include Leeds City Varieties (March 8), Sheffield O2 Academy (March 9), Clitheroe The Grand (March 10), Salford The Lowry (March 11), Bristol The Tunnel (March 15) and Tavistock The Wharf (March 16).

 

Trout’s ‘Blues for the Modern Daze’ will we are told showcase a return to his hardcore blues roots.  This will be his sixth recording for Provogue, and his first fully-fledged blues album in 23 years as a bandleader.  Trout’s practical schooling in blues started when he arrived in Los Angeles in 1973 and secured gigs behind Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Finis Tasby, Pee Wee Crayton, Lowell Fulsom, Percy Mayfield and Joe Tex. By 1981 he joined the remaining original members of Canned Heat.

Trout’s career took off following his tenure with British blues giant John Mayall -. Trout became the latest of the line of great players who been part of Mayall’s Bluesbreakers lineage of great guitarists including Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. He formed his own band in 1989 and released a debut album ‘Life In the Jungle’, he rapidly became a  in Europe. His first US release in 1998,‘Walter Trout’, was acclaimed by some and made him a permanent fixture in the American blues rock scene. Walter Trout has also attracted criticism in some for overlong and endlessly indulgent guitar soloing and it is to be hoped that the new album will let the songs speak to us.

 

Speaking of the new album he says -”My main inspiration for this album was the country bluesman Blind Willie Johnson” he was an early blues innovator who wrote recorded such timeless gospel informed blues numbers as Nobody’s Fault But Mine and ‘Just  Can’t Keep from Crying Sometimes’. Trout continued  “His music is beautiful, primal, direct and deeply spiritual…the album explores a side of my music that’s rooted in my first musical love, and it reveals something about me, too. It sums up the thoughts and attitudes of somebody who is getting a little older and is feeling like he’s a part of another era, with different values and a different perspective on life that’s prevalent today.”

 

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