Blues-rock royalty, Walter Trout will be heading back to the UK for a headline tour in May calling through Buxton, Frome, London, Holmfirth, Gateshead and finishes at the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ireland. Support on the Buxton to Gateshead shows comes from the Danielle Nicole Band.
Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern blues-rock scene. Respected by the old guard. Revered by the young guns. Adored by the fans who shake his hand after the show each night, and after five decades in the game, Trout still remains a talismanic figure.
The New Jersey maestro spent time in John Mayall’s Blues Breakers and Canned Heat before embarking on a prolific solo career and his most recent releases have seen him at his most creative and powerful yet, from ‘The Blues Came Callin’ (2014) and ‘Battle Scars’ (2015) to ‘We’re All In This Together’ (2017) and ‘Survivor Blues’ (2019).
His most recent release is ‘Survivor Blues’ which came out in January last year. He is no ordinary artist and this is no ordinary covers album. From the day he conceived the project to the moment he counted off the first song in the studio, Walter Trout had a bolder plan for ‘Survivor Blues’.
“I’m riding in my car sometimes,” says the US blues titan. “I’ve got a blues station on – and here’s another band doing ‘Got My Mojo Workin’. And there’s a little voice in me that says, ‘Does the world need another version of that song?’ So I came up with an idea.
I didn’t want to do ‘Stormy Monday’ or ‘Messin’ With The Kid’. I didn’t want to do the blues greatest hits. I wanted to do old, obscure songs that have hardly been covered. And that’s how Survivor Blues started…”
Walter Trout is currently working on a new studio album.
19th May – Opera House, Buxton
20th May – Cheese & Grain, Frome
22nd May – Islington Assembly Hall, London
23rd May – Picturedrome, Holmfirth
24th May – The Sage, Gateshead
31st May – Rory Gallagher Festival, Donegal, Ireland
For more info including tickets for all shows – Walter Trout
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