July 28th, 2017
Walter Trout (feat Kenny Wayne Shepherd) – Gonna Hurt Like Hell
Trad blues can be...well, a bit trad, but when done really well it’s just lush. This is one such example, in which Mr Trout teams up with fellow bluesman Kenny for some tasty, shuffling bluesy riff-mongering. And when he sings ‘it’s gonna hurt like hell’, you really believe him – even if you also wonder ‘what’s gonna hurt like hell?’
Walter Trout – Do You Still See Me At All (feat. Jon Trout)
Given that his upcoming album (due for release in September) features starry collaborations with Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth and the like, it’s rather nice to see Walter’s first released track is a duet with his son, Jon. It works well, too: the axe-work in this melancholic, smooth piece of traditional bluesiness is classy and convincing.