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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BLUESMAN AT THE VERY TOP OF HIS CRAFT, 26 April 2012
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This review is from: Blues For The Modern Daze (Audio CD)
I'm ashamed to say that I went to see Walter Trout for the first time last year and he literally blew me away. I was exhausted but very elated when I left the Shepherds bush theatre as here I had witnessed truly one of the all time great blues guitarists who was not afraid to show his emmotions through his guitar playing. He plays very loud and fast blues but can also tease out of his Fender guitar some very soulful and emmotional blues.
This album "Blues for the modern Daze" has a perfect balance of both styles which complements the album and makes for great listening. I guarantee you will not be bored. One of the tracks "Pray for rain" is just Walter and an old second hand acoustic guitar he bought for fifty dollars still with original strings and recorded in mono to sound like an old time 30's blues song. That contrasts beautifully with "Brothers Keeper" which is a loud soulful guitar solo in which Walter makes the guitar soar and talk as if it's spitting out at you the feelings that come from within. Walter played in the 60's with canned heat, then joined John Lee Hooker's band and then went on to follow Peter Green and Eric Clapton in John Mayall's band. Yes this man is certainly up there with the best of them and in my opinion is certainly underated. When you hear this album you're under no illusion it's a talented guitar player you're listening to as he is right out there in front giving his all and not hiding behind other band members, as in my opinion, so many other guitarists do frequently these days.
As you have guessed by now I like Walter a lot and I think you will like this smashing Blues album.
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Initial post: 4 Feb 2014 19:35:49 GMT
wolfers says:
Ive been seeing Walt since 1991.
Boy have you missed some amazing nights

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2014 22:23:05 GMT
FastHand says:
i'm sure I've missed some fab nights. you're very very privileged you lucky man.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 19:57:33 GMT
wolfers says:
I think my stand out memory is when I saw him at the Redcar Bowl.I spotted him at the side of the hall before the gig so I went over for a chat.He then took me into a room only for me to be met by Jimmy Trapp, Bernard Pershey and the then hammond player Martin Gershwitz.I had a great 10 mins with the boys, a photo together and some nice signed stuff to come away with.Brilliant.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 14:04:57 GMT
FastHand says:
Oh you lucky sod. Nice to know they're human and not halfway up their own backside. It's such a shame that when ever I mention Walter Trout people say "who" any way their loss.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2014 19:23:28 GMT
wolfers says:
Its think unfortunately it is usually through word of mouth that people find out about him.He really is one of my top guitarists, and while some say hes a bit samey, he is a mean player of accoustic blues also.Blues purists are always saying hes not the blues.Blues comes from the heart, it crosses nations and boundaries, race, creed, colour, rich or poor.
Walt is a bluesman...simple as.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2014 22:09:10 GMT
FastHand says:
Wolfers, I could'nt agree with you more. Spot on. FastHand
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