Walter Trout
Walter Trout

Walter Trout

About Walter Trout

With a raw, biting, overdriven tone, flawless technique, and relentless energy, Walter Trout is among the world's most formidable blues guitarists. His high-profile stints with Canned Heat and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in the 1980s resulted from a decade of backing blues and R&B performers Joe Tex, Percy Mayfield, Big Mama Thornton, Lowell Fulsom, and John Lee Hooker. After leaving Mayall's employ in 1989, Trout led his own bands and started recording as a bandleader, including acclaimed LPs like 1992's Transition and 1994's Tellin' Stories. By the time he issued 2009's Unspoiled by Progress, his offerings regularly notched spots in the Top Ten of the blues chart. Trout was briefly sidelined with cirrhosis and Hepatitis C, but survived to write a book about his crisis and resume touring and recording.

  • HOMETOWN
    Ocean City, NJ
  • BORN
    March 6, 1951

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