In the mid-'60s, Trout switched to electric
"Walter Trout isn't just a great guitar player... he works from the heart with a flawless and fiery edge. When Walter Trout plays, he owns you. " David Wilson/The Tone Quest Report Provogue Records proudly announces the release of guitar master/singer/songwriter WALTER TROUT'S "THE OUTSIDER" May 26th in Europe and June 24th 2008 in USA. Produced by John Porter (B. B. King, Los Lonely Boys, Ryan Adams) and recorded at Mad Dog Studios in Burbank, CA.
In the mid-'60s, Trout switched to electric guitar after hearing an album that changed his whole appreciation of music. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring Mike Bloomfield cemented Walter's musical ambitions towards the blues and the electric guitar. In L. A., Trout developed into an ace sideman playing with Finis Tasby, Pee Wee Crayton, Lowell Fulsom, and Percy Mayfield. Trout often teamed with Hammond B3 wizard Deacon Jones and his apprenticeship continued in the bands of John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton and Joe Tex.
By 1981, Trout's reputation led to the invitation to join venerable Blues/ Rock band Canned Heat, where he remained through 1984. When the call came to join the legendary John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Trout jumped and found himself sharing the spotlight with fellow guitarist Coco Montoya. Trout and Montoya lifted the band to a new level, as Mayall's Bluesbreakers enjoyed unprecedented album sales and high profile tours in the US and abroad.
Embarking upon a solo career in 1989 resulted in extensive European touring for Trout, alongside eight albums (with over 500, 000 copies sold to date) and several radio hits. The self-titled WALTER TROUT, released by Ruf Records in 1998 was his first "official" domestic US release. Shortly there after, Walter Trout began an extensive US tour and has since released six CDs, each of which was supported with relentless touring - on both sides of the ocean.
Now in 2008, Trout is ready to unleash "The Outsider". Walter Trout will tour North America and Europe in support of "The Outsider".