Walter Trout still may not be a household name, but it’s only because you’ve been living in the wrong house. Among blues-rock purists, Walter Trout is considered one of the best, most soulful blues guitarists alive.
Today – April 24th – Trout drops his 21st album, Blues for the Modern Daze, and it sounds to us like it could be one of his finest, and that’s saying a lot.
In an interview with Gibson.com, Trout says…
There are a lot of shredders out there. You can go on YouTube and find 1,000 guys who can play a bazillion notes per minute and play at the speed of light, but I want to hear somebody play with feeling.
And so do we, which is why Trout could equally be talking about the truth that he brings to his guitar playing. Stevie Rae Vaughan and Jeff Healey comparisons aside, Trout brings his own voice to modern-day minor-key blues rock, while holding true to acoustic blues roots.
Here’s the brand new first single of the album, Lonely:
Here’s a superfine live video – Brother’s Keeper – from early this year
And a little trailer video in which he discusses the recording of the new album:
Trout has just begun a huge tour in the U.S. and will continue on out of the country. Details here: WALTER TROUT TOUR
1. Saw My Mama Cryin. 2. Lonely. 3. The Sky is Fallin’ Down, 4. Blues for my Baby
5. You Can’t go Home Again, 6. Recovery, 7. Turn off your TV, 8. Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous, 9. Never Knew You Well, 10.Puppet Master 11. Money Rules the World, 12. All I Want is You 13. Brother’s Keeper, 14.Blues for the Modern Daze, 15. Pray for Rain