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audio ‘stache: Blues For The Modern Daze Out Today from WALTER TROUT

April 24, 2012 Leave a comment

The Single is Streaming Now at MSN Listening Party + New Lyric Video for “Lonely”+ US Tour!

Today, April 24th, marks the release date for contemporary guitar legend Walter Trout‘s passionate new album Blues for the Modern Daze. His 21st studio album, Blues for the Modern Daze returns Trout to his blues roots and finds his songwriting at a creative and personal zenith. The album, released through Provogue Records/ Mascot/ MRI, is currently streaming in full as part of MSN Music’s Listening Booth series, and you can also check out the lyric video for the first single, “Lonely” below. Walter Trout‘s US tour kicks off later this week in Solana Beach, CA, and continues through September, see dates here and read up on all our Walter Trout ‘stache coverage here.
MSN Listening Booth Stream: Blues For the Modern Daze

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video ‘stache: Legendary Guitarist WALTER TROUT 21st Album, First Pure Blues Project

April 16, 2012 Leave a comment

WALTER TROUT returns to his roots with Blues For The Modern Daze 

Walter Trout‘s passionate new Blues for the Modern Daze cuts right to the core of his art and his heart. His 21st album returns the contemporary guitar legend to his hard-core blues roots and finds his songwriting at a creative and personal zenith. “I thought it would be exciting to make a blues album now,” Trout explains. “I liked the idea of capturing the energy of my touring band playing live in the studio, and in terms of subject matter, the state of the world is perfect for writing blues songs.” Watch the video EPK for  Blues For The Modern Daze below.

Trout’s sixth recording for Provogue Records is his first pure blues album in 23 years as a bandleader, which is astounding given his heavy resume in the genre. Trout spent five years in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and was a member of Canned Heat, two of the style’s supremely influential bands. He’s also supported a slew of classic artists including John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton and Joe Tex. Nonetheless, as a front man the six-string virtuoso developed a conflagrant approach to his instrument and a reputation for tornado-strength live shows that led famed BBC disc jockey Bob Harris to call him “the world’s greatest rock guitarist” in his influential book The Whispering Years and won Trout the sixth spot on BBC Radio One’s list of the Top 20 guitarists of all time.

Blues for the Modern Daze was recorded at Entourage Studios in North Hollywood, California, with Trout and engineer Eric Corne producing. It’s the fifth time Trout has collaborated with Corne, who contributed to the arrangements and sonic palette of the songs that Trout wrote and demoed on acoustic guitar during the year before the sessions.

“Not only does Blues for the Modern Daze capture my interest in exploring a side of my music that’s rooted in my first musical love, it reveals something about me, too,” he explains. “It sums up the thoughts and attitudes of somebody who is getting a little older and is feeling a little like he’s a part of another era, with different values and a different perspective on life than often seem to be prevalent today. And I stand behind those values, like compassion, authenticity and honesty, as strongly as I stand behind my music.”

Blues For the Modern Daze

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