UK Blues Band Doublecut Records Jimmy Trapp Tribute Song

Nov 19, 2007

UK blues band Doublecut have recorded a tribute song for Jimmy Trapp. It is called That's The Man and is available to download from their MySpace page if any friends, family and fans want it go to:

myspace.com/doublecutonline

You will also be able to leave your comments if you so wish.


Guitar Great Walter Trout Signs with Provogue Records

Oct 16, 2007

PRESS RELEASE 18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2007

CONTACT: Ed van Zijl, Provogue Records

mail@provoguerecords.com

GUITAR GREAT WALTER TROUT SIGNS WITH PROVOGUE RECORDS

Guitar great Walter Trout has signed a new deal with Provogue Records, an independent label based in The Netherlands specializing in guitar heavy blues rock. Other artists on the Provogue label (Europe only) include Joe Bonamassa , Rick Derringer, Leslie West, Pat Travers, Scott McKeon, Julian Sas and Eric Gales. Walter Trout's first release for the label (Provogue's first release for the U.S. market) is scheduled for late spring/early summer '08. click for more...


Joey Pafumi Podcast Interview

Aug 22, 2007

Joey Pafumi Podcast interview

Click for more info and to listen

by Tony Dellaria of www.BluesSource.com


Video Lesson #1 Total Guitar Magazine

Aug 18, 2007

Walter Trout gives video lesson #1 in the UK's Total Guitar magazine issue 166 September 2007. www.totalguitar.co.uk

While WTR were playing in Frome-UK, October 2006, Walter did an interview and guitar tuition workshop. Lesson #1 is now published in TOTAL GUITAR, Europe's best selling guitar magazine. There is a short video, pictures and a small write up with some examples of what Walter is playing to go along with video. This will run over three or four issues on the cover mounted CD ROM. The only problem recording this in the tiny changing room was getting Walter's Mesa Boogie quiet enough. It was set to ZERO rather than the normal TEN!


Appearance on Bob and Tom Show

Jul 29, 2007

Walter Trout and the Radicals appearing on the Bob and Tom Show Monday July 30th at 10 AM EST

Go to www.bobandtom.com to listen LIVE


Self- released CD available to "Hardcore Fans"

Jul 1, 2007

New surprise self- released CD available to our "Hardcore Fans" on CDBaby for purchase as well as download.

"Hardcore" features 9 live tracks recorded during the Power Trio tour when Walter, Joey, and Rick did a "one time only" experiment through selected cities of the UK and Europe in the early spring of 2007. (See below to read how the idea for the Power Trio tour was born). CDBaby will have these for sale shortly (we have submitted them, now we are just waiting for them to get this up on the site 5-10 days). Hardcore will also be available for download through iTunes . We will update you with more information as it becomes available."

See discography for track listing

"Hard Core Blues Rock" tour in March 2007

"One evening in London on the recent European tour Walter and the band had to do the entire show without Sammy Avila on keys. Sammy's B3 had broken down and did not want to cooperate in time for the show to begin. It was an evening of tension for Walter at first: How was he going to get through an evening without his trusted sidekick? Well, it turned out that the mix of an enthusiastic London audience, and more ROOM FOR WALTER'S GUITAR was a powerful propellant, and Walter and his one-night-only power trio blew through a very inspired evening with more room for bass/guitar interplay and spontaneous errands into the land of "Hard Core Blues Rock".

So Walter decided to give this form of the band a small tour in the spring.

It was a liberating but also limiting experience to play as just three spontaneous blues rockers, but have no fear, there are no - repeat absolutely NO PLANS - to make this a permanent version of the Radicals. It is a chance to do a spontaneous hard core guitar driven evening of head banging balls out blues, not a permanent solution for the kind of music that Walter wants to play.

So anybody with the desire to experience the "hard core" trio will have a maybe once in a lifetime opportunity in the March into early April tour. We will have only 12 shows in the UK, a few in Holland and a handful in Germany.


Western Maryland Blues Fest performer

Jun 1, 2007

Western Maryland Blues Fest performer honed his sound throughout diverse, 40-year career

Click to read more


"Life in the Jungle"

Mar 26, 2007

Killer has confessed murder after 20 years in the case that inspired Walter to write the song, "Life in the Jungle"

Walter played with his band "the Walter Trout Band" at Perq's the night Jamie was killed. He walked through the streets the next night and found himself standing in front of her apartment and saw the blood and Police tape of "crime scene investigation" in front of his Jamie's door.

He knew Jamie as a fan, and a very artistic and sweet friend. It shook him so much that he went home and wrote the first song, since he got writer's block 15 years earlier. The song was then recorded with the band he was touring with: John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.

When Walter went solo a few years later, it became the title of his first solo Album: "Life in the Jungle." Now it is of course also the name of the official Walter Trout Fan Club Magazine.

LA Times - Life In The Jungle

Click here to read the full story and the lyrics Walter wrote


Pete Feenstra interviews Walter Trout on YouTube

Mar 26, 2007

Pete Feenstra interviews Walter Trout on You Tube. Click on image to listen to interview and live music clips.


Full Circle voted BluesWax Album of the Year 2006

Feb 15, 2007

Walter Trout's Full Circle voted
BluesWax Album of the Year 2006

Blueswax writes.....

"Yes, the readers of BluesWax, the largest subscribed Blues publication in the world, have selected their BluesWax Artist of the Year 2006 and BluesWax Album of the Year 2006. During November and December we took your nominations and created a final ballot of six artists and six albums and then for the past few weeks you voted. As the largest subscribed Blues publication in the world, these awards are open to more fans than any other awards in the Blues. The final ballot for BluesWax BluesWax Album of the Year 2006 was

Walter Trout's Full Circle

As with the Artist of the Year Award, the nominating process for BluesWax Album of the Year 2006 began back in November when our readers and contributors began making nominations. The nominating process created the final ballot of:

Ain't Easy No More-Mark Hummel
Do I Move You-Janiva Magness
Full Circle-Walter Trout
Last Call-Lynwood Slim
The Torch-Ronnie Baker Brooks
Watermelon Slim and the Workers-Watermelon Slim and the Workers

These were all great nominations and we loved every one of them! In the final voting, again with record returns, you selected Walter Trout's Full Circle as BluesWax Album of the Year 2006.

BluesWax caught up with Walter Trout at home after a recent tour of Asia. Winning the Album of the Year award for Full Circle elicited this response from Trout, "To all the fans who voted for me: I am very moved by this honor you have given to my album Full Circle. This project was a labor of love for me and having you choose it as Album of the Year makes it a very special milestone in my long career. Thanks again and I'll see you on the road!"

The staff of BluesWax congratulates Walter Trout for winning the BluesWax Album of the Year Awards! And we thank the thousands of you who participated in this year's nominating and voting process. You have spoken! "

http://www.blueswax.com/


Jam with Buddy Guy

Feb 11, 2007

On February 4th, Walter joined Buddy Guy on stage for a high powered jam before Walter jumped on the plane and flew home again. This jam was a dream come true for Walter, as Buddy Guy is one of Walter's all time heros. More pictures from Mumbai both from Walter's set and the jam with Buddy Guy in the photographs section of the website.

Photography Copyright © Jairam


Mumbai Concert Reviews in Bombay Times

Feb 10, 2007

Reviews of the Mumbai concerts in the Bombay Times

Article 1 (.PDF) - click here to read

Article 2 (.PDF) - click here to read


eMUSICPOST.COM - Interview with Walter Trout

Feb 10, 2007

Interview with Walter Trout , including photos, from e-magazine eMUSICPOST.com

http://www.emusicpost.com

Interview and photographs by Mihir

Mihir: I've got a lot to talk about Fred...
Walter Trout: Eh?!

M: Oh you know, you once said in an interview "People ask me if they should call my music blues or rock, I tell them they can call it ‘Fred' if they must have a label." So yeah, I'd like to talk to you about "Fred".

WT: Hahaha! Ahh yes! Did you know... continued


Photography by Girish Menon

Feb 3, 2007

Photography by Girish Menon

Bombay, India - February 3rd 2007 [Click here for more]


Walter and the Radicals Return to Mumbai

Feb 3, 2007

"Walter and the Radicals returned to Mumbai, India Feb. 3rd and 4th for a great concert. The band has developed a love affair with the Indian people who have embraced Walter and the band's music. Walter jammed on stage with Buddy Guy on February 4th, and hung out with his actor friend, Sanjay Dutt. Here is a link to the CNN/IBN video clip about Walter and his visit to India".

Mumbai: Famous blues guitarist Walter Trout stole hearts when he performed at a rock concert in Mumbai. People danced to his numbers but little did they know that Trout is in India because of ‘Munnabhai' Sanjay Dutt.

While the guitarist said that Sanjay is like his brother, the actor proclaimed, "no one plays guitar better than Walter".

The blues guitarist has come back to India for the second time, because Dutt hoped for it. Dutt said his love affair with Walter Trout's music goes a long way back. "I listened to Walter in New York in my hotel room, many years ago," said Dutt.

"I became his biggest fan. And I must say I have never heard anybody play guitar like this," he added.

And for the man who was voted the 6th best all time greatest guitarist in a BBC radio poll, there is now more reason to keep coming back.

"We are a family. I feel like Sanjay is my brother and I know, had he not heard me in New York, I would have never been in India," said Walter Trout.

The evening also saw guest artists like Guitar Shorty and Bernard Allison who strummed up some good old Blues music with Walter Trout.

Copyright © CNN-IBN News


Full Circle #1 on Denver Radio Station

Feb 3, 2007

Full Circle #1 on Denver Radio Station

The Fox 103.5 Classic Rock

The Fox Radio

Click here for info

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UK Blues Band Doublecut Records Jimmy Trapp Tribute Song

Nov 19, 2007

UK blues band Doublecut have recorded a tribute song for Jimmy Trapp. It is called That's The Man and is available to download from their MySpace page if any friends, family and fans want it go to:

myspace.com/doublecutonline

You will also be able to leave your comments if you so wish.


Guitar Great Walter Trout Signs with Provogue Records

Oct 16, 2007

PRESS RELEASE 18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2007

CONTACT: Ed van Zijl, Provogue Records

mail@provoguerecords.com

GUITAR GREAT WALTER TROUT SIGNS WITH PROVOGUE RECORDS

Guitar great Walter Trout has signed a new deal with Provogue Records, an independent label based in The Netherlands specializing in guitar heavy blues rock. Other artists on the Provogue label (Europe only) include Joe Bonamassa , Rick Derringer, Leslie West, Pat Travers, Scott McKeon, Julian Sas and Eric Gales. Walter Trout's first release for the label (Provogue's first release for the U.S. market) is scheduled for late spring/early summer '08. click for more...


Joey Pafumi Podcast Interview

Aug 22, 2007

Joey Pafumi Podcast interview

Click for more info and to listen

by Tony Dellaria of www.BluesSource.com


Video Lesson #1 Total Guitar Magazine

Aug 18, 2007

Walter Trout gives video lesson #1 in the UK's Total Guitar magazine issue 166 September 2007. www.totalguitar.co.uk

While WTR were playing in Frome-UK, October 2006, Walter did an interview and guitar tuition workshop. Lesson #1 is now published in TOTAL GUITAR, Europe's best selling guitar magazine. There is a short video, pictures and a small write up with some examples of what Walter is playing to go along with video. This will run over three or four issues on the cover mounted CD ROM. The only problem recording this in the tiny changing room was getting Walter's Mesa Boogie quiet enough. It was set to ZERO rather than the normal TEN!


Appearance on Bob and Tom Show

Jul 29, 2007

Walter Trout and the Radicals appearing on the Bob and Tom Show Monday July 30th at 10 AM EST

Go to www.bobandtom.com to listen LIVE


Self- released CD available to "Hardcore Fans"

Jul 1, 2007

New surprise self- released CD available to our "Hardcore Fans" on CDBaby for purchase as well as download.

"Hardcore" features 9 live tracks recorded during the Power Trio tour when Walter, Joey, and Rick did a "one time only" experiment through selected cities of the UK and Europe in the early spring of 2007. (See below to read how the idea for the Power Trio tour was born). CDBaby will have these for sale shortly (we have submitted them, now we are just waiting for them to get this up on the site 5-10 days). Hardcore will also be available for download through iTunes . We will update you with more information as it becomes available."

See discography for track listing

"Hard Core Blues Rock" tour in March 2007

"One evening in London on the recent European tour Walter and the band had to do the entire show without Sammy Avila on keys. Sammy's B3 had broken down and did not want to cooperate in time for the show to begin. It was an evening of tension for Walter at first: How was he going to get through an evening without his trusted sidekick? Well, it turned out that the mix of an enthusiastic London audience, and more ROOM FOR WALTER'S GUITAR was a powerful propellant, and Walter and his one-night-only power trio blew through a very inspired evening with more room for bass/guitar interplay and spontaneous errands into the land of "Hard Core Blues Rock".

So Walter decided to give this form of the band a small tour in the spring.

It was a liberating but also limiting experience to play as just three spontaneous blues rockers, but have no fear, there are no - repeat absolutely NO PLANS - to make this a permanent version of the Radicals. It is a chance to do a spontaneous hard core guitar driven evening of head banging balls out blues, not a permanent solution for the kind of music that Walter wants to play.

So anybody with the desire to experience the "hard core" trio will have a maybe once in a lifetime opportunity in the March into early April tour. We will have only 12 shows in the UK, a few in Holland and a handful in Germany.


Western Maryland Blues Fest performer

Jun 1, 2007

Western Maryland Blues Fest performer honed his sound throughout diverse, 40-year career

Click to read more


"Life in the Jungle"

Mar 26, 2007

Killer has confessed murder after 20 years in the case that inspired Walter to write the song, "Life in the Jungle"

Walter played with his band "the Walter Trout Band" at Perq's the night Jamie was killed. He walked through the streets the next night and found himself standing in front of her apartment and saw the blood and Police tape of "crime scene investigation" in front of his Jamie's door.

He knew Jamie as a fan, and a very artistic and sweet friend. It shook him so much that he went home and wrote the first song, since he got writer's block 15 years earlier. The song was then recorded with the band he was touring with: John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.

When Walter went solo a few years later, it became the title of his first solo Album: "Life in the Jungle." Now it is of course also the name of the official Walter Trout Fan Club Magazine.

LA Times - Life In The Jungle

Click here to read the full story and the lyrics Walter wrote


Pete Feenstra interviews Walter Trout on YouTube

Mar 26, 2007

Pete Feenstra interviews Walter Trout on You Tube. Click on image to listen to interview and live music clips.


Full Circle voted BluesWax Album of the Year 2006

Feb 15, 2007

Walter Trout's Full Circle voted
BluesWax Album of the Year 2006

Blueswax writes.....

"Yes, the readers of BluesWax, the largest subscribed Blues publication in the world, have selected their BluesWax Artist of the Year 2006 and BluesWax Album of the Year 2006. During November and December we took your nominations and created a final ballot of six artists and six albums and then for the past few weeks you voted. As the largest subscribed Blues publication in the world, these awards are open to more fans than any other awards in the Blues. The final ballot for BluesWax BluesWax Album of the Year 2006 was

Walter Trout's Full Circle

As with the Artist of the Year Award, the nominating process for BluesWax Album of the Year 2006 began back in November when our readers and contributors began making nominations. The nominating process created the final ballot of:

Ain't Easy No More-Mark Hummel
Do I Move You-Janiva Magness
Full Circle-Walter Trout
Last Call-Lynwood Slim
The Torch-Ronnie Baker Brooks
Watermelon Slim and the Workers-Watermelon Slim and the Workers

These were all great nominations and we loved every one of them! In the final voting, again with record returns, you selected Walter Trout's Full Circle as BluesWax Album of the Year 2006.

BluesWax caught up with Walter Trout at home after a recent tour of Asia. Winning the Album of the Year award for Full Circle elicited this response from Trout, "To all the fans who voted for me: I am very moved by this honor you have given to my album Full Circle. This project was a labor of love for me and having you choose it as Album of the Year makes it a very special milestone in my long career. Thanks again and I'll see you on the road!"

The staff of BluesWax congratulates Walter Trout for winning the BluesWax Album of the Year Awards! And we thank the thousands of you who participated in this year's nominating and voting process. You have spoken! "

http://www.blueswax.com/


Jam with Buddy Guy

Feb 11, 2007

On February 4th, Walter joined Buddy Guy on stage for a high powered jam before Walter jumped on the plane and flew home again. This jam was a dream come true for Walter, as Buddy Guy is one of Walter's all time heros. More pictures from Mumbai both from Walter's set and the jam with Buddy Guy in the photographs section of the website.

Photography Copyright © Jairam


Mumbai Concert Reviews in Bombay Times

Feb 10, 2007

Reviews of the Mumbai concerts in the Bombay Times

Article 1 (.PDF) - click here to read

Article 2 (.PDF) - click here to read


eMUSICPOST.COM - Interview with Walter Trout

Feb 10, 2007

Interview with Walter Trout , including photos, from e-magazine eMUSICPOST.com

http://www.emusicpost.com

Interview and photographs by Mihir

Mihir: I've got a lot to talk about Fred...
Walter Trout: Eh?!

M: Oh you know, you once said in an interview "People ask me if they should call my music blues or rock, I tell them they can call it ‘Fred' if they must have a label." So yeah, I'd like to talk to you about "Fred".

WT: Hahaha! Ahh yes! Did you know... continued


Photography by Girish Menon

Feb 3, 2007

Photography by Girish Menon

Bombay, India - February 3rd 2007 [Click here for more]


Walter and the Radicals Return to Mumbai

Feb 3, 2007

"Walter and the Radicals returned to Mumbai, India Feb. 3rd and 4th for a great concert. The band has developed a love affair with the Indian people who have embraced Walter and the band's music. Walter jammed on stage with Buddy Guy on February 4th, and hung out with his actor friend, Sanjay Dutt. Here is a link to the CNN/IBN video clip about Walter and his visit to India".

Mumbai: Famous blues guitarist Walter Trout stole hearts when he performed at a rock concert in Mumbai. People danced to his numbers but little did they know that Trout is in India because of ‘Munnabhai' Sanjay Dutt.

While the guitarist said that Sanjay is like his brother, the actor proclaimed, "no one plays guitar better than Walter".

The blues guitarist has come back to India for the second time, because Dutt hoped for it. Dutt said his love affair with Walter Trout's music goes a long way back. "I listened to Walter in New York in my hotel room, many years ago," said Dutt.

"I became his biggest fan. And I must say I have never heard anybody play guitar like this," he added.

And for the man who was voted the 6th best all time greatest guitarist in a BBC radio poll, there is now more reason to keep coming back.

"We are a family. I feel like Sanjay is my brother and I know, had he not heard me in New York, I would have never been in India," said Walter Trout.

The evening also saw guest artists like Guitar Shorty and Bernard Allison who strummed up some good old Blues music with Walter Trout.

Copyright © CNN-IBN News


Full Circle #1 on Denver Radio Station

Feb 3, 2007

Full Circle #1 on Denver Radio Station

The Fox 103.5 Classic Rock

The Fox Radio

Click here for info