50 Best Blues Songs
Nov 5, 2009
50 Best Blues Songs
Arrow Rock Radio
Dutch National Radio Station Arrow Classic Rock asked their listeners to make up a list of what they feel is the blues song ever made. It turned out to become a chart of 50 best blues songs and Walter Trout is leading the list with the song "Say Goodbye To The Blues" (1991). Walter is also at 26 with Danny Bryant & Walter Trout - Days like this.
20th Anniversary TOUR OF EUROPE begins
Sep 27, 2009
Walter has been rehearsing with the band relentlessly lately and they have a beautiful set planned of old and new songs. Utilizing the 4 part harmony that having Sammy, Michael, Andrew, and Walter all sing adds a whole new element to the live show. Acoustic guitars are being used as well! This tour will be a chance to hear old favorites played - many of them for the first time live.
Last Time at Perqs?
Sep 2, 2009
Walter at Perq's September 25th & 26th
It might well be the last time ever Walter sets foot in Perq's in Huntington Beach as a performer. Perq's owner, Gary Mulligan died many months ago, and attempts to run the place without him have been unsuccessful. So Perq's is being sold, its destiny for the future unknown. www.perqs.com
Quotes for 20th Anniversay album
Aug 27, 2009
BBC Radio 2 "He's great - you always know what you are going to get with Walter Trout, he's fabulous". Alex Lester
Blues Matters Fabulous playing, excellent sound throughout and all summed up by that word energy. 20th Anniversary guitarist celebrates with new release of live recordings from his career & 3 new studio songs"
Guitar Mag. "His guitar shines through on both the studio & live recordings. The grooves are all top-notch.
Get Ready To Rock 4*** "In the rock/blues guitar idiom there can be few greater torch-bearers over the last 20 years than Walter Trout. He's unspoiled by progress, and we hope that continues for a very long time".
Blues in Britain "Trout's musical talent & song writing skills are evident throughout the album & he delivers the requisite killer solos with his no trademark impressive fretwork."
Gt. Yarmouth Advertiser "If you're looking for a solid introduction to this guitar legend then this will be right up your street"
Waveney Advertiser "Trout is like a fine wine he seems to get better & better as the years go by".
Blues in the South "...the music is excellent with some sometimes stunning axe wrok & of course Walter's powerful singing. Well worth getting hold of."
Classic Rock "20 yrs later & he is playing with a vigour & stamina that outstrips young pretenders less than half his age".
Classic Rock "This is a winning testament to a seasoned but still emotively charged performer."
Classic Rock Society "If ever a bluesman deserves a celebration it is Mr. Trout. He stays true to the blues when he plays them & with the new he has carefully added a touch of gloss while holding dear to the genre".
Guitar Techniques "We are taken on a roller-coaster ride through the history on one of the hardest working blues acts on the scene today - & damn fine it is, too!. If you like raunchy blues, buy it".
Total Guitar ""It's this raw quality, matched with a powerful band, that gives this music its edge. Unspoilt indeed. Blues worth carping on about".
The Crack "An essential purchase for fans of the Trout-meister, & an excellent primer for his Newcastle Academy gig on Oct. 16th
Maverick "4**** One of the greatest blues guitarists looks back over his last 20 years of hard rocking, adrenalin pumping blues."
Walter just donated 8 signed CD's and an XL T-Shirt
Jul 30, 2009
Walter just donated 8 signed CD's and an xl t-shirt. Included is the brand new yet to be released Unspoiled By Progress CD. Walter wants to support the works of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society www.lls.org/ocie. This cause is dear to Walter's heart as a young friend of Walter's suffers from this form of cancer, and Walter very much wants to help in any way he can.
To bid on these items and also support a great cause at the same time, please go here:
Opening bid is only $ 80 for the eight signed CD's and the t-shirt "got trout". Auction ends soon, so don't delay! Good luck and thank you for your help in supporting this cause!
BBC Radio 2 played Walter Trout
Jun 26, 2009
"She's Out There Somewhere" by Walter Trout was played on the Alex Lester show on BBC Radio 2 yesterday.
BBC Radio 2 "He's great - you always know what you are going to get with Walter Trout, he's fabulous".
To listen again go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows click on Alex Lester click on listen again to 26th June programme
slide the fader to around 40 minutes into the programme.
Walter Trout on House of Mercy playlist 27th June
Jun 25, 2009
House of Mercy radio
Play list w/e 27th June
Street I Grew Up On - Eve Selis
Wheel Inside A Wheel - Mary Gauthier
Shepherd - Bridgette DeMeyer
Cutting Loose - Al Perkins
Hey Nashvegas - Jesse Dayton
Ooh Las Vegas - Gram Parsons
Preacher Steve - Otis Gibbs
Scene Of The Crime - String Driven
Shoeless Joe - Rachel Harrington
They Call Us Working Class - Walter Trout
Top Of The Hill - Gutterball
Evening Call - Greg Brown
In Session Drew Nelson
Land Of The Navajo / Ancient Tones - Peter Rowan
Who's To Blame - The Stairwell Sisters
Done Got Ramblin' On My Mind - Carolina Chocolate Drops
My Soul To Keep - The Reverend Peyton's Big Dam Band
Fear - Rainer
The Great Unravel - Gandolf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams
Dead Head On The Wall - Eljandro Escovedo
Pushing Up The Daisies - Gandolf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams
Nightmares - Sean Taylor
Aerial - Chris Whitley
Round Midnight - Conil
Bound To Ramble - The John Butler Trio
A Perfect Day To Chase Tornado's - Jim White
Bag Of Bones - Guy Clark
House of Mercy radio
broadcast weekly on
www.taintradio.org North Carolina
Walter Trout Performs "Reason I'm Gone" From the DVD Relentless (the concert)
Jun 21, 2009
Total Music Magazine Online
Jun 9, 2009
Born in New Jersey Walter Trout, as any blues fan worth his weight in dimples will know, is a guitarist, singer and songwriter who's career began on the Jersey coast scene of the late 60's and early 70's before going on to become a sideman for artists such as Finis Tasby, Pee Wee Crayton, Lowell Fulsom, and Percy Mayfield, the guitarist for Canned Heat and then the mother of all blues bands John Mayall's Bluesbreakers where he made a name for himself sparring with second guitarist Coco Montoya. He went on to form the Walter Trout Band - although the band has also traded under Walter Trout and the Free Radicals, and Walter Trout and the Radicals - finding a ready-made audience in much of Europe and our man David Blue collared him on his way to dinner after a recent show in the UK...
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"Unspoiled by Progress"
Apr 6, 2009
"Unspoiled By Progress" - 20 years of Hardcore Blues will be released in Europe in late June and in the USA on July 21st.
NEW Video for "They Call Us Working Class (But We Ain't Workin' Anymore)"
Mar 24, 2009
NEW VIDEO of the NEW SONG
Walter Trout - They Call Us Working Class (but we ain't workin' anymore)
Walter has recorded a new song called: "They Call Us The Working Class (but we ain't working anymore)". That about sums up what the song is about also. It is written from Walter's heart about what he sees going on in society as he travels through the world. . It has been coupled with a video and has just been uploaded to youtube and to vuze. We will provide the links for you here above.
Walter can now be found on Twitter (twitter.com/waltertrout) as well as Facebook and MySpace.
"The Outsider" Interview
Feb 4, 2009
Posted by A1 Mark
Hear the Walter Trout interview where he talks about being in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Walter also talks about his CD The Outsider, which is nominated for "Rock Blues Album of the Year" by The Blues Foundation. As always we will hear songs from his CD.....
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