Written by on May 13, 2010 in CD / DVD Releases, Gigs / Tours / Events, News To Shout About! - Comments Off on WALTER TROUT – NEW ALBUM, NEW TOUR


  New York — Provogue Records has announced a July 6 street date for Walter Trout’s nineteenth solo album COMMON GROUND.  From the origins of his career as a sideman for Percy Mayfield and John Lee Hooker, through his tenure with Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and then a successful solo career that has seen the release of 18 albums thus far, Walter Trout has emerged as one of America’s musical treasures.  He has enjoyed a career that spans 35 years, and has performed in front of millions.  BBC Radio One placed Trout at number six on their Top 20 guitarists of all-time, offering tribute to a player whose place in history continues to become more significant as the years go on. 

 On titling the album COMMON GROUND, Trout shares, “In this modern world which seems to be so filled with polarization, disagreements, and cruelty, I feel that it is important that we try to find SOME place where we can bond and come together in our common humanity!”   Trout’s 19th solo album COMMON GROUND was produced by John Porter (The Smiths, B.B. King, Buddy Guy), and straddles the worlds of Rock and Blues.  His vocal intonation and affinity for timeless riffs deliver a collection of tracks that are destined to be instant classics.  These songs simply are the core essence of feeling, and demonstrate Trout’s keen ability to craft moving compositions as a songwriter and lyricist.  On working with Porter, the musician reflects, “John Porter has an uncanny ability to draw performances from me that I didn’t know that I was capable of. I would play a solo or sing a song and think that I had done well, and John would just say to me: ‘that was good – but I know you can do better!’  And I would try it again, only to find out that he was right!  He is really brilliant at what he does.”  Drummer Kenny Aronoff, bassist Hutch Hutchinson and pianist John Cleary join Trout as his backing band for the sessions that delivered this special recording.   Trout just wrapped up the first-leg of his worldwide tour, and returns to the road May 19th with a string of dates overseas before returning to the U.S. in June. 

Confirmed performances include:  

5/19    St. Heddinge Cinema   St. Heddinge, Denmark

5/20    Verhuset    Naestved, Denmark

5/21    Vaerket     Randers, Denmark

5/23       Ribs ‘n Blues Festival   Raalte, The Netherlands

 5/25      Kulturbolaget    Malmo, Sweden

5/26        Katalin Godsmagasinet      Uppsala, Sweden

 5/28         Rockland      Sala, Sweden

5/29         Sticky Fingers    Gothenburg, Sweden

6/01            Jazzcenter    Istanbul, Turkey

 6/02            Jazzcenter    Istanbul, Turkey

6/04            Zeche    Bochum, Germany

6/05            Highlands Festival  Amersfoort, The Netherlands

6/24            Abbey Theatre      Durango, CO

6/25            Turn of the Century Saloon     Montrose, CO

 6/26            Blues from the Top Festival       Grandby, CO

 6/29            The State Room      Salt Lake City, UT

7/02            Waterfront Blues Festival         Portland, OR

7/06            Biscuits & Blues       San Francisco, CA

 7/09            Navarro Amphitheatre      Navarro, CA

 7/10            PCAA Auburn Blues Festival     Auburn, CA (Sacramento)

 7/21            Granada Theatre     Dallas, TX

7/22            OK City Limits       Oklahoma City, OK

7/23            Knucklehead Saloon    Kansas City, MO

7/27            Blues on Grand          Des Moines, IA

7/28            Blues In The Garden Concert Series      Sioux City, IA

 7/29            Rookies Sports & Music Theatre       Sioux Falls, SD

7/30            Famous Dave’s        Minneapolis, MN

7/31            Fargo Blues Festival          Fargo, ND

8/06            Notodden Blues Festival       Notodden, Norway (Oslo)

 8/08            Smukfest        Skanderborg, Denmark

8/21            Festival Mare de Agosto       Santa Maria, Portugal

 9/05            Blues By The Bay Festival       Eureka, CA  

 The complete track listing for COMMON GROUND is: Maybe A Fool Open Book Her Other Man Song For My Guitar Excess Baggage Hudson Had Help Common Ground Danger Zone Eyes Of A Child No Regrets Loaded Gun Wrapped Up In The Blues   For more information contact: Steve Karas                                                                 Julie Lichtenstein SKH Music                                                                 SKH Music