Classic Rock

We’re All In This Together

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Provogue, 2017

Trout had previously corralled the cream of the blues brigade for 2006’s Full Circle, but We’re All In This Together added yet more stardust and guitar steroids. Cutting heads with Warren Haynes on The Sky Is Crying and Joe Bonamassa on the slow-burn title track, Trout didn’t give his celebrity guests an easy ride. But the best moments came when he deviated from the blues-rock shapes, particular­ly on the radioready strum of She Listens To The Blackbird Sing, featuring Mike Zito. It all confirmed Trout as the axis around which the modern blues scene rotates: “I guess I have a lot of friends, y’know?”

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