To many, Walter Trout is a contemporary guitar legend and his guitar prowess, prolific recordings and non-stop tour schedule provide more than ample evidence to support the claim.
As member of Canned Heat and having spent several years with John Mayall’s BluesBreakers, Trout has also supported numerous masterful musicians throughout his several decades on the stage, including John Lee Hooker and Big Mama Thornton. He also ranks number six on BBC Radio One’s list of the Top 20 guitarists of all time.
Trout’s newest release, Blues for the Modern Daze, is his 21st album in the last 23 years and brings out his first hardcore all blues effort. As he prepares to embark on yet another extensive tour, he took some time to reflect on where he has been and where the new recording lead him.