WALTER TROUT - The Blues Came Callin

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Mascot | Autor: ML

It was supposed to be a celebration album for his 25th solo anniversary. But at the moment nobody feels like celebrating in Walter Trout's environment, because Walter is fighting for his life. He's currently waiting for a liver transplant. Fans have initiated a fundraiser to keep this gifted blues guitarist alive. It remains to be hoped that we will not soon have to formulate an obituary for him, but can instead report on a comeback concert. Despite these events, his new album "The Blues Came Callin'" has become a sovereign blues rock work. The game of the US-American influenced by Michael Bloomfield characterizes most of the twelve twelve characters. Even John Mayall, his former band boss, is in the boat. The ten Trout compositions are, as usual, located between traditional blues and the attitude of the late sixties. But with Trout, both strands of influence never end in an old-fashioned sound. On the contrary, "The Blues Came Callin'" was created in 2014 and is heard in a positive sense. In addition to the new album, an official biography of Henry Yates (head of the British magazine "The Blues") and a documentary DVD will be released.

Top track: The Bottom Of The River

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