Top Ten Lists of 2003 - January 2004
Dec 31, 2003
Top Ten CD's of 2003
1. Canned Heat - Friends In The Can - Ruf Record
2. The Buzzcocks - S/T - Merge Records
3. Robert Belfour - Pushin' My Luck - Fat Possum Records
4. Atmosphere - Seven's Travels - Epitaph/Rhymesayers
5. Nevada Backwards - Alleyways, Avenues & Seedy Bars -
6. Bob Log III - Log Bomb - Fat Possum Records
7. Transplants - S/T - Hellcat Records
8. Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified -
Warner Bros. Records
9. The Real McKenzies - Oot & Aboot - Honest Don's
10. Walter Trout & The Radicals - Relentless - Ruf Records
New LIve DVD (1987 Performance)
Dec 27, 2003
New DVD with Walter Trout performing in 1987 on
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Live At Iowa State University
It Ain't Right
Room To Move
Rolling With The Blues
Riding on the L & N
Oh Pretty Woman
One Life To Live
John Mayall is acknowledged as the father of British blues, having baptized a whole generation of white, British musicians and an audience who might otherwise have never discovered the blues. Apart from having discovered - in Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor - three of the most talented guitarists of the rock era, his "blues school" fostered the talents of a roster of artists who have since profoundly influenced the course of rock ‘n' roll. Mayall's new incarnation of the Bluesbreakers, officially launched in 1984, included future stars in their own right, guitarists Coco Montoya and Walter Trout and quickly proved to be as innovative and technically gifted as their peers.
Band John Mayall ; Coco Montoya ; Paul Hines ; Bobby Haynes ; Walter Trout
Certificate Exempt from Classification
Screen Fullscreen 4:3
Duration 1 hour 25 minutes (approx)
Tour News for 2003
Dec 22, 2003
Tour news for 2004 (ALL subject to change)
In early 2004 (mid February) we will tour the Pacific Northwest in the USA. We will do shows in Seattle/Tacoma, Vancouver in Canada, as well as Reno Nevada and Portland Oregon.
We will be doing a special festival in the USA in the spring and a few days around it. Cannot announce which yet).
The plan is to tour in Europe in late April through May. We will cover Germany, Lithuania, Italy and France.
July will be a festival tour of Europe with festivals scattered all over Europe. We will start this run on July 2nd and end 20 days later or so. I cannot reveal which festival we will be playing yet, as the festivals have not announced themselves.
August and September will be touring in the USA. We will hopefully get some good festivals and definitely play the club circuit to back it up.
We will end the year by doing a big event in the USA (cannot reveal it yet, as it is not 100% confirmed)
Then tour the UK, Netherlands and Denmark, as it is customary for us to do late in the year. This year, Walter has requested that we do the tour so that he can vote and be home for the Presidential Election in early November. So whether we will be in Europe before the election or after, remains to be seen.
Live Show Energizes Trout
Dec 12, 2003
By Mark Brown, Rocky Mountain News
It's an idea that has a solid track record, so it's a wonder that more people don't try it. Neil Young did it with Time Fades Away, Jackson Browne with Running On Empty, Joe Jackson with Big World, Jimi Hendrix with Band of Gypsys
Plato Online Store Rated "Relentless" DVD
Nov 6, 2003
On November 09, Dutch online web store rated DVD "Relentless, The Concert" at number 12, up from an earlier position of 14.
Click on above logo for more information.
Electric Blues Radio
Oct 28, 2003
In Cooperation with Your Independent Blues Artists
Feature Album Presentation:
Walter Trout and the Radicals - Relentless
Thursday, Oct 30th at 10pm US EST [Find Your Time]
Sunday, Nov 2nd at 1pm US EST [Find Your Time]
Simulcast on EB Radio56 & EB Radio16. Join us in the BluesChat during the Feature.
- ElectricBlues Radio Ranked
Oct 5, 2003
Walter Trout and the Radicals
Relentless (Ruf Records)
Reviewed by Eric Steiner
Walter Trout's newest CD is just like most of his Ruf Records catalogue, and he's been able to keep the blues flames fired by his relentless guitar wizardry in five other Ruf solo CDs. [more]
"Relentless" Review (Blues Wax)
Oct 4, 2003
BLUES WAX REVIEW of RELENTLESS 9/11/03
Relentless can be viewed as an apropos title considering Walter Trout has been relentless in performing some of the most powerful, guitar driven Blues-based Rock of any practitioner in the last twenty or so years. Picture someone playing hard, as if trying to make Stevie Ray Vaughan look like a slacker.
"Relentless" Is Out Now
Sep 22, 2003
Walter Trout and the Radicals new recording "Relentless" official release dates for the USA are:
SACD November 18, 2003
DVD December 02, 2003
However, the product will probably be available before these dates in Europe.
Las Vegas Weekly Interview
Sep 3, 2003
Article from Las Vegas Weekly
Date: August 28 - September 3, 2003
Bluesman Walter Trout thrives in obscurity
By Richard Abowitz
Sure, in interviews the rock stars say it's all about the music. But then why not play jazz-or, as Frank Zappa called America's great art, the music of unemployment? The truth is that... continued
"Relentless" Is Out Now
Sep 2, 2003
September 02, 2003
Walter Trout and the Radicals new CD "Relentless" is out now also in
SACD release: end of October
DVD: no dates yet, but manufactured product will be sold on tour in Britain.
Vinyl: no news
Buy it now USA
Buy it now UK
New Artists/CDs - EBR Library
Sep 1, 2003
New Artists/CDs added to EBR's library as follows:
Aynsley Lister - Supakev 'n Pilchards
Charles Ford Band - A Reunion Live
Dr. Bendix - Life is a Rocky Road
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers - True Stories
Walter Trout - Relentless
As voted by EBR listeners, here are the top 6 songs and their scores from the August playlist:
1. Walter Trout - If you just try - Live (No More Fish Jokes) - 8.4
2. Eric Steckel - The Sky Is Crying - A Few Degrees Warmer - 8.3
3. Kelly Richey - Red House - Kelly Rickie Band - Live - 8.2
4. Vargas Blues Band - Del Sur - Madrid - Chicago - 7.9
5. Stevie RV - Tin Pan Alley - Couldn't Stand The Weather - 7.9
6. Eric Steckel - Where I Play My Blues - A Few Degrees Warmer 7.8
Song scores are compiled (by Live365) from clicks listeners make on the "Buy, Wish, Thumbs Up, and Thumbs Down" links in the PlayerWindow.
Herm - ElectricBlues Radio - Sizzlin' Electric Blues Guitar
Keep lettin those blues artists know you heard their music on:
ElectricBlues Radio - Independentblues Radio
The Blues Jukebox at www.ElectricBlues.com
"Relentless" Released in Europe
Aug 18, 2003
Walter Trout and the Radicals new CD "Relentless" is out now in: Switzerland, Denmark, BeneLux. You can order it also in German stores (product available immediately, though official release date is in September), Sweden/Finland/Norway will follow soon, also Great Britain.
13th CD Released, "Relentless"
Aug 8, 2003
Walter Trout and the Radicals PRESS RELEASE with news of 13th new CD "Relentless"
Track Listing for "Relentless"
Aug 3, 2003
Walter Trout and the Radicals new CD "Relentless" track listing announced on web site at Discography for Walter Trout and the Radicals.
Latest Studio Album
Aug 1, 2003
Canned Heat - Friends in The Can
The latest studio album features the current Canned Heat line-up plus special guests: WALTER TROUT, Mr. John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Corey Stevens, Robert Lucas, Larry Taylor, Henry Vestine, Harvey Mandel, Roy Rogers and Mike Finnegan.
Details at CD's with Walter Trout of Walter Trout and the Radicals
Blues On Blonde on Blonde
A blues recreation of Bob Dylan's vintage album with various artists including WALTER TROUT
Details at CD's with Walter Trout of Walter Trout and the Radicals
"Relentless" Release Dates
Jul 21, 2003
Walter Trout and the Radicals new CD "Relentless" cover now on the web site with release dates for US and Europe.
CD release dates:
USA: August 12, 2003
Denmark: August 18, 2003
France: September 20, 2003
Great Britain: September 22, 2003
Germany: September 26, 2003
most other distributors also in September
"Relentless" SACD and DVD will be released in autumn
Plans to release "Relentless" on an analog vinyl LP record are still to be finalized
Additional Concert Dates
Jul 12, 2003
Special news for UK and Dutch WTR fans who regularly come to the Wilbarston concert in England.
The Walter Trout and the Radicals date is now confirmed on Friday 10th October. Full details at LoudPromotions.co.uk.
MP3 Sound Samples from "Relentless"
Jun 26, 2003
Great news. We have now posted some MP3 sound samples from the new up coming CD release "Relentless" on the web site. They are located above photographs of the recording at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. Just go to the home page and click on the link. Release date for the CD "Relentless is August 12th.
Also there are new and CHANGED concert dates for the UK and USA
Lastly, the latest Fan Club magazine has just been mailed and it includes full details of the recording of "Relentless" with on and off stage stories and photographs.
LIVE DVD-CD Recording
May 2, 2003
News of the forthcoming LIVE DVD-CD recording.
For the next release for Walter Trout and the Radicals we thought we would attempt a new approach to doing the same old studio CD, and hence make our product more interesting and set it apart from the rest.
For our August 2003 CD release, we are going to release ALL NEW SONGS recorded LIVE at the Paradiso in Amsterdam (where the Rolling Stones did "Stripped"). We will be documenting this on a DVD in surround sound, where all the tracks will be featured, and of course a lot of "special features" with background information, interviews, fun stuff etc. We will have Michael Au (Ohne Filter) take care of the video aspect (filmed by Dutchview), and Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray) produce the sound.
By having a double product: The CD featuring the tracks of all the new songs (never before recorded), and the DVD in 5.1 surround sound with a more relaxed and "documentary" feel, but with some great sounding music.... We hope to raise the bar for what is expected of recording artists, and certainly what can be done with the new technology.
I believe, if we can make the music relevant and fun to the record buying public, we will have a chance of actually keeping their attention. This as we of course keep trying to find new avenues exploiting the Internet as well.
This has not been done before. Not many bands have yet recorded their NEW MATERIAL live in front of an audience, and the 5.1 surround sound technology is fairly new in this, and most 5.1 DVD's are just remixed old recordings.
The actual recording at the Paradiso will take place on May 13 and 14. The USA release date is set for August 12th, 2003. Other countries dates will vary.
Concert Dates (UK)
Apr 6, 2003
Walter Trout and the Radicals UK concert tour announced.
30 September - 20 October 2003
Blues Matters! Magazine (March/April Issue)
Mar 13, 2003
Walter Trout and is interviewed in the March-April issue of Blues Matters! magazine.
Orange County Music Awards
Feb 26, 2003
On March 29th, Walter Trout will be performing at the Orange County Music Awards. They have asked him to perform this year, as a winner from last year.
Recording NEW DVD May 13th & May 14th
Jan 23, 2003
Walter Trout and the Radicals are going to be recording a new DVD on May 13 and 14 at the Paradiso in Amsterdam and it will be all new material recorded live in front of the audience. It will be produced by Jim Gaines, who will fly in for the event. The DVD will be available for sale around August 2003. It will be sound and image in 5.1 surround sound. It will probably be available also on a CD with just the sound track. Tickets go on sale February 22nd.
Endorsement from Vigier Guitars
Jan 17, 2003
January 17, 2003
Walter Trout is now endorsed by Vigier Guitars. See Vigier press release below.
Walter Trout Expert in Blues
Vigier, the advanced guitar designer, is proud to welcome Los Angeles Music Award Blues phenomena, Walter Trout to Vigier's circle of artists and users.
With a reputation for rippin' licks alongside the greatest names in blues including John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Canned Heat, the Vigier Expert series guitar provides extreme value to his stage performance.
With Trout's on stage ability and his Vigier guitar, he keeps the art of blues thriving and vivacious. "My Vigier Expert guitar plays great and sounds awesome. It has an especially full and clear tone down on the lower strings. A lot of guitars tend to get muddy in that area, but not my Vigier. The sustain is incredible but not at the expense of the clarity of tone. It stays in tune very well through all my crazed bending of strings. It plays with lots of ease and a minimum of effort. It's an awesome guitar," says Trout. Beyond any doubt, Vigier's scorching guitar sound enhances the boundaries of one of music's oldest forms.
With strong endorsement the Vigier Expert, series leans strongly on the classic double cutaway design and with masterful construction possesses one of the most comfortable necks created.
The Expert is an advanced guitar, a subtle combination between modern technology and classic art of lutherie, which makes it unique in a saturated market. It is available in 3 pickup configurations and models; Retro 54, Standard '63 and Texas Blues.
Find more information on our web site www.vigierguitars.com and a JPEG photo of Walter Trout at www.vigierguitars.com/PR/index.htm
Site Used as HCI Example
Jan 11, 2003
Marc Campbell, a student from the University of Stirling (Scotland), contacted the webmaster regarding Walter Trout and the Radicals website. He was doing a project for university on HCI which stands for Human Computer Interaction and is basically to do with colour schemes, buttons, images and usability of multimedia. It's part of his Multimedia and HCI course. He included the website as an example of good HCI. His project went really well and he managed to compare several other sites too (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Bibb) and he was awarded a 1A for it so his professor was obviously a Blues Rock fan!
January Issue of Blues Matters! Magazine
Jan 3, 2003
Walter Trout and Danny Bryant of RedEyeBand feature on the front cover of the January issue of Blues Matters! magazine. Inside is a dual interview with Walter and Danny who talk about their special relationship.
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