Walter Trout, the critically acclaimed American blues rock guitarist, will embark on a 13-date UK tour from Wednesday October 3rd at the Glasgow Ferry. The tour is a chance for Walter to play material from his 21st album, Blues for the Modern Daze. Trout is considered by many to be one of the world’s great guitarists. The former lead player for John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Canned Heat, and John Lee Hooker, Trout recently celebrated his 20th year as a solo recording artist.
The album showcases the contemporary guitar legend’s return to his hardcore blues roots, with songwriting at a creative and personal zenith. Joe Bonamassa recently cited Trout as one of greatest guitarists of his generation.
"My main inspiration for this album,” says Trout, “was the country bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, an early blues innovator who recorded such timeless gospel informed blues numbers as Soul of a Man and Nobody’s Fault But Mine. His music is beautiful, primal, direct and deeply spiritual. I wanted to feel it at my back when we were cutting these songs.”
“The new album explores a side of my music that’s rooted in my first musical love, and it reveals something about me, too,” says Trout. “It sums up the thoughts and attitudes of somebody who is getting a older and is feeling like he’s a part of another era, with different values and a different perspective on life that’s prevalent today. I stand behind compassion, authenticity and honesty, as strongly as I stand behind my music.”