- Tuesday Touch of Blues Spotlight on Walter Trout.
December 10, 2019
Today's featured Tuesday Touch of Blues spotlight is on the music of Walter Trout.
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.
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 left the Bluesbreakers in 1989 and formed the 'Walter Trout Band' which developed a successful following in Europe, especially Scandinavia.
In 2013, his album, Luther's Blues, was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Rock Blues Album of the Year' category.
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.
Below is the song "Blues For My Baby".