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Walter Trout
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:45:00 AM »
Here we have a fellow southern New Jersey boy, Walter Trout (born March 6, 1951, Ocean City, New Jersey, United States is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Trout's career began on the Jersey coast scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He then decided to relocate to Los Angeles where he became a sideman for Percy Mayfield and Deacon Jones. He also worked in the bands of John Lee Hooker and Joe Tex.[1]

In 1981 he became the guitarist for Canned Heat. This led to an invitation to play in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers where he shared the stage with fellow guitarist Coco Montoya. Trout recalled in a 2018 interview with Blues Radio International that while playing with John Mayall, he was rescued from a complete descent into alcohol and substance abuse by a post-gig encounter with Carlos Santana. Trout left the Bluesbreakers in 1989 and formed the 'Walter Trout Band' which developed a successful following in Europe, especially Scandinavia where he was managed by Thomas Helweg. The Walter Trout Band made its UK debut in Blackpool after being brought to the UK by the late Mick Schofield in 1990. Walter also made an appearance at the Redcar Blues Festival the same year and was also interviewed by Bob Harris before returning to the US for his wedding.

In 1998 Trout released his self-titled US debut album and renamed his band 'Walter Trout and the Free Radicals' (later renamed 'Walter Trout and the Radicals' and currently simply 'Walter Trout'). Since that time Trout has been recording and touring in North America, Europe and India.

In 2002, he was featured on the Bo Diddley tribute album, Hey Bo Diddley A Tribute!, performing the song "Road Runner" and many more guest appearances on other recordings.

In 2013, his album, Luther's Blues, was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Rock Blues Album of the Year' category.[4]

In June 2013, while touring Germany, Trout got the first signs that he was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver. With his health deteriorating, he continued to tour until told he needed a liver transplant within 90 days. Supported by donations from fans, his wife raised the money needed for the operation. In 2015 Trout had recovered and was able to go on Tour in Europe.
His 2015 album, Battle Scars, chronicles his battle with liver failure.
In 2016, he won two Blues Music Awards for "Gonna Live Again" (Song of the Year), and the Rock Blues Album of the Year for Battle Scars.

Walter Trout has released twenty eight albums under his different band names, The Walter Trout Band, Walter Trout and the Free Radicals, Walter Trout and the Radicals, and simply as Walter Trout. He also was featured on several albums while a member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

Me, My guitar and the Blues: Burghausen Jazz Festival 2019:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2935ckkxiJg

Walter Trout & The Radicals Live in Holland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS6AA6Pe2lo

Red House live 2010 Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood NJ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4vusv0_VVc

Walter Trout Band Live 1995: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UsB2WZXdA4

Walter Trout Band: Cold Cold Feeling:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28hejdoAo10

Walter Trout: Welcome to the Human Race:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0tDySd5Enc

Neede Holland 1991
Johnny B Good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk-KCcFD8Gs
Hey Joe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yP_OoEePug
Life In The Jungle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScWbx5gbILU

Canned Heat with Walter Trout
Live from the boogie Assault dvd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgXn0d3BLeM
Broadford Rock Festival Australia 1983: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAAFSmIUxgo

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Walter Trout (also featuring Coco Montoya) Live 1987
Steppin Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rEdU8maRcg
Rolling With The Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZZWfth4PZg
One Life To Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR3RWfKv-0M

Walter Trout with Randy Bachman Live Toronto Jazz Festival 2017
American Woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZPmBOcTfZM

Walter Trout with Joe Bonamassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd 2019 KTBA Cruise
Double Crossing Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIYWA3PftQ

Walter Trout & Poppa Chubby:
Who Knows (Hendrix Band of Gypsies cover) Best cover of this I ever heard. Wicked!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovU03yLn4Os


 



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Re: Walter Trout
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 02:11:18 AM »
I Can Tell live in LA January 2020
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMs6jmON4A4
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Re: Walter Trout
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 09:52:31 PM »
He's playing at Sellersville theatre in PA in August it was announced. That place BETTER be back open by then.

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Re: Walter Trout
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 09:25:23 PM »
I wouldn't hold my breath on that brother. I don't think concerts and concert venues are gonna be happening maybe for the rest of the year sadly. I just don't see how close quarters crowds like that are going to be able to be happening. I think crowd attended sporting events, concerts and other large close quarters gatherings are going to be the last things permitted to return and I think it's gonna be a while. Hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it.   
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Re: Walter Trout
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 06:22:26 PM »
If the Governors of PA, NJ, NY etc. have their way this region may surely not see any till into 2021  >:(

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Re: Walter Trout
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 02:33:27 AM »
Don't say that  >:( This shits getting old man
 I'll loose my mind if this shit continues into the summer

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Re: Walter Trout
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2020, 11:46:06 PM »
I could actually care less about the concert scene or sports at this point as those will probably be barred from happening for a while yet into the future, but the overall economic pain of this shit on a broader level is getting bad real fast. They better start opening businesses back up soon before the damage is irreversible  >:(   
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Re: Walter Trout
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2020, 03:09:24 PM »
I'm ok with Ticketmaster and live nation getting crushed. Them greedy scum buckets   >:D