Bierkeller: Friday, 20 Oct
As if his storied five decade career wasn’t enough (stints with Percy Mayfield, Deacon Jones & John Lee Hooker and Joe Tex; sojurns with Canned Heat, John Mayall, and his own critically acclaimed solo career) Walter Trout will be onstage courtesy of a liver donation he received in 2013. He’s arguably found his best form since moving on to borrowed time and he was already a damn fine player. Current LP We’re All In This Together is chock-a-block with guests but also packed with fine songs so expect plenty from that and more from his extensive catalogue – he’s not your average blues man so purists can expect to have their expectations confounded. The fact that support comes from Sari Schorr makes this bill close to irresistible – Schorr played an absolute blinder at The Tunnels a while back. She’s got a phenomenal voice and a knack for intriguingly unexpected song writing whilst her band The Engine Room are a killer outfit with the mighty Innes Sibun on guitar and they rock like bastards but groove like motherfunkers.