WALTER TROUT THE BLUES CAME CALLIN’
Walter should be fully celebrating his 25 years as a solo performer but, sadly, serious health issues are currently taking priority. However, in a typically ‘ Walter’ fashion, he’s found energy and determination enough to put out what is his anniversary album. And it’s a cracker; yet another great release from this true ambassador of the genre, showcasing his distinctive take on the blues. The way he’s kept up the quality of the material ( in spite of everything) is nothing short of remarkable. There’s not one under- par track here. Ten Walter originals are joined by JB Lenoir’s The Whale, while Mayall’s Piano Boogie was written for the occasion by his old boss. A good cross section of feels; check out Tight Shoes, the great solo on The World Is Goin’ Crazy, and the title track. Walter has always said his music is therapeutic, so long may he deliver this kind of medicine to us all. Get well, Walter, and take this brilliant album out on the road where you and your music truly belong.