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johnny_tapia
01-22-2008, 10:05 AM
Anyone else a fan of Walter Trout? I am watching his "Relentless" dvd at the moment :)

mr_hankey
01-22-2008, 10:16 AM
Yup. I went to his gig two months ago. I bought his 'Full Circle' album, and got it autographed too.

johnny_tapia
01-22-2008, 10:17 AM
^ Nice. I am quite into his " Life in the Jungle" album at the moment. His violining technique is amazing :)

Dimebag22
01-22-2008, 01:20 PM
Oh shit. Walter Trout is amazing. In some of his songs, you can really tell that he was greatly influenced by SRV. He can rip it up too. :)

johnny_tapia
01-23-2008, 10:58 AM
Hell yes he can. He is quickly becoming one of my favourite guitar players :)

FendermanOC
01-23-2008, 11:10 PM
Walter Trout rocks! Saw him along with Bernard Allison at a blues fest awhile ago. You guys should give Bernard a listen. I prefer him over Trout, don't judge him on the videos on youtube though, they are bad quality, check him out on Itunes or something.

SuburbanCowboy
01-24-2008, 12:53 PM
I remember seeing him on one of the guitar magazine cd-roms (cant remember which), and I didnt care for him at all. His tone was buzzy and his playing was sloppy.

Was he just having an "off" day? Can anyone recommend me something of his that would impress me?

johnny_tapia
01-24-2008, 03:46 PM
^ The Life In The Jungle album is pretty good. Check it out :)

SuburbanCowboy
01-24-2008, 05:01 PM
^ The Life In The Jungle album is pretty good. Check it out :)

Thanks. It's dirt cheap on Amazon, so I think I'm gonna pick it up.

Btw, Johnny, I have been meaning to post those Hendrix bootlegs, but my main pc's power source blew up again (for the third time). But this time it burned most of the case pretty bad. I have someone working to recover the HD (which has ALL my music :eek: ), so hopefully I'll be able to post them soon.

Fred1000000
01-24-2008, 08:45 PM
I saw him live at the casino in Thief River Falls.

For free. Can't beat that!

He's awesome. He can shred like the best of them, and his drummer is insane.

johnny_tapia
01-25-2008, 09:50 PM
Thanks. It's dirt cheap on Amazon, so I think I'm gonna pick it up.

Btw, Johnny, I have been meaning to post those Hendrix bootlegs, but my main pc's power source blew up again (for the third time). But this time it burned most of the case pretty bad. I have someone working to recover the HD (which has ALL my music :eek: ), so hopefully I'll be able to post them soon.
:eek: I really hope your music is still OK. If you can upload it would be much apprecitated, but no pressure if you can't :)

Blayney
02-22-2008, 07:23 AM
Walter Trout is fantastic. Only really started listening to him 2 years ago, but my Dad has been a huge fan since he first heard one of his songs on the radio like.. 15+ years ago and he's been going to his gigs like.. every year since. I've been to two of his gigs now, can't wait for the next. The man is just such a great entertainer and his style is blistering.

He's also a really nice bloke, at the last gig I was at he and the whole band hung out after the gig until the place had to close, they all chatted to us but Walter was really awesome to me, cos naturally playing guitar he took up interest. He was telling me that no matter what just always keep playing and keep true to yourself, he gave me one of his guitar picks out of his pocket too, it had his name written on it but I used it so much that's kinda worn off now, I like the pick though as the colour matches my guitar. He also talked to my dad and aunty who were saying how many times they'd been and he was hugely greatful that they'd kept following him all these years.

Also his wife runs a management business under his name, and the woman who was talking to him before me had given him a demo cd the year before and was asking him about it. He not only remembered her, but had put the CD on his iPod, had listened to it enough to have a favourite track and everything, told her to get in touch with his wife if she was really serious about it all. Absolute legend. I need to pick up the Full Circle album for my dad, sounds like a really good CD.

Oh yeah, he's got a new drummer btw... the last one was so cool though :(

johnny_tapia
02-22-2008, 07:47 AM
^ Cool story. I really wish I could go and see him live :(

Blayney
02-22-2008, 11:02 AM
How come you haven't? He does go to Scotland right?

johnny_tapia
02-23-2008, 10:59 AM
How come you haven't? He does go to Scotland right?
I don't know, but he probably does. I only recently started getting into him really :)

Blayney
02-23-2008, 08:12 PM
Ahh, fair play mate. It's good stuff.

johnny_tapia
02-23-2008, 08:14 PM
Ahh, fair play mate. It's good stuff.
He's definitely one of the guys I need to see in concert I think. Such a player :)

Blayney
02-24-2008, 05:21 AM
It's not just that he's a great player, it's that he's a damn fine entertainer. He's just so good at getting you interested and loving the band, and the way he is with that strat, it's really an extension of his arm. You can tell every minute he's on stage he loves it, he was absolutely made for it. Fantastic all round.

johnny_tapia
02-24-2008, 11:45 AM
^ That's true. I love his violining technique. Pretty amazing :cool:

Blayney
02-24-2008, 12:45 PM
He's got that down to an art now, and he will do it in atleast 2 songs haha.
Usually get a nice solo break from everyone in that band actually. I've got a video from the last gig I went to of Walters, and the drummer just does this mint solo, t'is fantastic. If I can I'll upload it somewhere for you to see.

johnny_tapia
02-24-2008, 12:46 PM
I've got a video from the last gig I went to of Walters, and the drummer just does this mint solo, t'is fantastic. If I can I'll upload it somewhere for you to see.
Awesome. You could use somewhere like MegaUpload.com :)

Blayney
02-24-2008, 04:15 PM
Yeah gonna have to do something like that. It's too long for youtube.

Quality isn't great as it was my phone camera... and well... Walter really does play quite loud. Hence my Tshirt says "Too many notes, Too loud" :)

johnny_tapia
02-25-2008, 06:24 PM
Yeah gonna have to do something like that. It's too long for youtube.

Quality isn't great as it was my phone camera... and well... Walter really does play quite loud. Hence my Tshirt says "Too many notes, Too loud" :)
Nice, sounds cool. Let me know if you can sort something out :)

Blayney
02-25-2008, 07:44 PM
just short of an hour upload time left...

johnny_tapia
02-25-2008, 07:46 PM
^ Excellent! I may well be in bed in an hour though :p:

Link me up when it's done! :cheers:

Blayney
02-25-2008, 08:00 PM
30 minutes, my speed went up a bit lol. Will be all about the linkage

johnny_tapia
02-25-2008, 08:35 PM
Nearly done? :D

Blayney
02-26-2008, 06:07 AM
****, I totally forgot it was uploading, last I checked it was 99%. I turned the pc off... don't quite know how to find it again... will search


edit - *sigh*

will start again
edit2 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4X5AHIJI

fingers crossed

johnny_tapia
02-26-2008, 10:28 AM
^ I am downloading it now. Thanks a lot for uploading it! :cheers:

Blayney
02-27-2008, 08:40 AM
No worries brah, apart from the sound quality you can tell it was bitching

johnny_tapia
02-27-2008, 03:46 PM
Wow you were pretty close to the front weren't you? Looks like a briliant gig. Where was it?

Blayney
02-27-2008, 04:02 PM
I was like a person from the front haha, stood with the guitarist/singer of the support band Blue Monday.

It was in the Glee Club in Cardiff Bay. Normally he'd play the coal exchange, which is a lot bigger but it closed down for refurbishment, he was the last person to play there - that place was an awesome gig. But the glee club was smaller which made it a bit more intimate, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

johnny_tapia
02-27-2008, 04:07 PM
^ Yeah it looked great. Nice and intimate :)

Blayney
03-02-2008, 07:36 PM
It was pretty damn awesome.
surely some more fans here?

johnny_tapia
03-03-2008, 04:54 PM
It was pretty damn awesome.
surely some more fans here?
It would seem not! Just us :p:

Blayney
03-04-2008, 04:50 PM
*sigh*
nevermind, we still get to revel in the genius

johnny_tapia
03-05-2008, 10:00 AM
New album in June apparantely!

http://www.waltertrout.com/

Blayney
03-05-2008, 05:00 PM
awesome news!

johnny_tapia
03-06-2008, 09:43 AM
Did you see the poll for best guitarist taken from BBC Radio 1? Walter was tied 6th with Brian May :D

http://www.waltertrout.com/top20.htm

spanishbattery
03-06-2008, 12:46 PM
Just got into him a few months back after getting the full circle album, his colaborations with John Mayall and Joe Bonamassa are scorching stuff, anything else of his that I've got to check out?

johnny_tapia
03-06-2008, 12:49 PM
Just got into him a few months back after getting the full circle album, his colaborations with John Mayall and Joe Bonamassa are scorching stuff, anything else of his that I've got to check out?
Another fan! :D

Have you heard the "Life In The Jungle" album? It's probably my favourite :)

spanishbattery
03-06-2008, 01:03 PM
Not yet, will look it up, Cheers

Blayney
03-06-2008, 02:47 PM
Pretty much everything I've heard is good, can't go wrong if you like his style.
I did see that list, there's also a list of best blues tracks somewhere, walter got 2 of them :)

Blayney
10-01-2008, 11:50 AM
So it's coming up to the annual Walter Trout concert. Anyone going once he hits the UK? Particularly Cardiff?

johnny_tapia
10-04-2008, 11:50 AM
So it's coming up to the annual Walter Trout concert. Anyone going once he hits the UK? Particularly Cardiff?
I'd love to see him live but I am severely strapped for cash now :(

HoneyFUZZ_123
10-08-2008, 03:54 AM
Check out his live version of 'dust my broom' on youtube, its freaking awesome

johnny_tapia
10-08-2008, 06:43 AM
Check out his live version of 'dust my broom' on youtube, its freaking awesome
This? - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JSbZBZjIDVI

Awesome :cool:

Blayney
10-08-2008, 08:43 AM
And as always, Walter decimated last night! He was utterly fantastic :D Legend

I will put up the couple of piccys I managed to take, although I was fairly transfixed for most of the show haha.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/blayney/Photo-0057b.jpg

johnny_tapia
10-09-2008, 06:50 AM
Sweet. Get more pics up! :D

Blayney
10-12-2008, 01:41 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/blayney/Photo-0059b.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/blayney/Photo-0056b.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/blayney/Photo-0058b.jpg

These are all I managed to take, I was rather taken with Walter, he gets better every year!

HoneyFUZZ_123
10-13-2008, 03:35 AM
This? - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JSbZBZjIDVI

Awesome :cool:

yeah that the 1, great performence, i really wanna c him live one day

johnny_tapia
10-14-2008, 10:16 AM
These are all I managed to take, I was rather taken with Walter, he gets better every year!
Those pictures are pretty sweet. They look kind of psychadelic :D
yeah that the 1, great performence, i really wanna c him live one day
It is pretty damn good. I want to see him live aswell :(

Blayney
11-08-2008, 10:09 AM
It shouldn't be too hard to catch Walt', he does like 200 dates every year. I've seen him 3 years on the trot :D

Joeval
11-08-2008, 02:12 PM
Yeah, I just heard his album "The Outsider". I thought it was amazing! Haven't switched it of yet.

Blayney
01-02-2009, 10:41 AM
Nearly 4 months and still Walter is getting ignored.
I don't understand how he's not more popular, the guy churns out great albums every couple of years, and tours 120+ dates every year consistently, yet still doesn't seem to get all that much recognition.

johnny_tapia
01-08-2009, 06:15 PM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JSbZBZjIDVI

:cool:

fireoptic
01-11-2009, 11:19 AM
Trout was great with John Mayall. Anyone see the Iowa State University DVD?

johnny_tapia
01-12-2009, 03:22 PM
Trout was great with John Mayall. Anyone see the Iowa State University DVD?
Nope not yet. I shall have to have a look into that! :)

Blayney
03-04-2009, 10:11 AM
I'm gonna keep bumping this until more people like Trout :p
lol

Blayney
04-27-2009, 11:50 AM
2 month bump ;)

Walter is coming back to UK again in the autumn, gonna be there johnny?

johnny_tapia
04-27-2009, 12:57 PM
2 month bump ;)

Walter is coming back to UK again in the autumn, gonna be there johnny?
Doubtful. I just started a new job and am working all the time. I'll probably struggle to get the time off :(

Blayney
04-27-2009, 05:44 PM
Ahh that's a shame mate. Well good about the job but bad about trout ;)

I'm pretty sure I'll be going, fourth on the trot. There's always next year. eh?

Blayney
08-28-2009, 02:56 PM
Just booked my tickets for this 4th gig of Trouts. The Globe in Cardiff October 12th, can't wait, gonna be an awesome night!

Blayney
11-06-2009, 08:22 AM
So I finally got roudn to uploading the videos from that night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlECr2SCaTU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdEJUc3_NaU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS5hoOksNj4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPRq2L5iVh8

As you can see I was in the front row. The sound was amazing. Walter kicked ass.

Now ffs talk about this legend you wankers!

Punk_Ninja
11-06-2009, 01:45 PM
I still need to actually hear some Walter Trout :(

I could've gone to one of his gigs a couple of years ago but I didn't manage to get the ticketes in time.
Next time I see him gigging, if I can get someone to go with me (if not, I'll drag my dad, he's about the only person near by who likes blues that I know! :p: ) I'll have to go to it.
I hear he's great live.

johnny_tapia
11-06-2009, 03:05 PM
So I finally got roudn to uploading the videos from that night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlECr2SCaTU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdEJUc3_NaU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS5hoOksNj4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPRq2L5iVh8

As you can see I was in the front row. The sound was amazing. Walter kicked ass.

Now ffs talk about this legend you wankers!
Awesome videos. Looks like you had a hella good night! :D

Blayney
11-06-2009, 06:03 PM
I great anecdote from the night. In like 2001 Walter Trout technically got voted the best rapper in Orange County. He won the "Blues, RnB and Rap" award! Haha

Blayney
02-27-2010, 12:56 PM
So I was listening to "Livin' Every Day" and decided to come here and remind you all to listen to Walter!

It's like my bi-annual bump. Okay it's a bit late this time, but close enough,

johnny_tapia
02-27-2010, 07:01 PM
It's like my bi-annual bump. Okay it's a bit late this time, but close enough,
Close enough. Walter deserves a bump ;)

Blayney
03-16-2010, 06:15 PM
He's got a new guitar made for him by Fender, and is recording a new album currently! :D

Blayney
05-08-2010, 04:26 PM
Here's a video of him doing another brilliant rendition of Red House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfKIiU5a0mE

Blayney
07-20-2010, 08:01 AM
Well it's been 2 months, and the new album is out and on it's way to my house, but I can't listen to it until august cos I got it for my Dads birthday.

Also October 21st Walter is back in Cardiff! Can't wait, will be the 5th time :D

johnny_tapia
07-20-2010, 11:47 AM
Well it's been 2 months, and the new album is out and on it's way to my house, but I can't listen to it until august cos I got it for my Dads birthday.

Also October 21st Walter is back in Cardiff! Can't wait, will be the 5th time :D
Might need to check the new album out then!

Blayney
07-20-2010, 12:19 PM
It's called "Common Ground"

Blayney
08-02-2010, 09:09 PM
My tickets have arrived, The Globe, Oct 21st. :)

Blayney
10-22-2010, 09:39 AM
My ears are still ringing... what a show.

Punk_Ninja
10-25-2010, 07:30 PM
Saw him tonight at Derby Assembly rooms.
Was a great show!
When he said "We're going to play one from Rory Gallagher", me, my Dad and my dad's work friend all erupted into cheers with like one or two others in the whole venue doing the same.
It really made the night.
What made it even better, is after the show we spoke to him, like my Dad told him about how he drove Rory and how I'm named Rory and stuff like that, which he was thrilled about, it turns out Water had been looking around youtube at Rory Gallagher videos, he saw "I Wonder Who" and decided, just on the spot, that they'd do that track at tonights show as a tribute. It was really something. Quite happy that it was this show he decided to do it too!

He also got Oli Brown up and the drummer from Ten Years Younger up for a jam.
I hate Oli Brown, and as per usual he played one lick for the whole of the jam.
But it was still pretty cool, a nice atmosphere and a great show!

He seems really cool too. As most blues guitaists I meet do, he made a "you're the future" kind of comment and told me to keep playing from my heart and stuff.
Was just real cool.

Blayney
04-07-2011, 04:14 PM
Somewhere I have a Trout leaflet with "Jamie, always play from your heart. Walter" written on it.

I also have the 25 years of hardcore blues album signed. and me and my gf both have picks from him.

and here's a horrendous photo of Walter and I together

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/9023_150131362634_518477634_2770905_7137374_n.jpg

johnny_tapia
04-09-2011, 04:40 AM
Lucky bugger.

Blayney
04-29-2011, 04:53 AM
Yup :)

institutions
06-05-2011, 10:54 PM
Better to necro than start a new thread, right?

My cousin tells me good songs every once in a while and I look em up and listen to em, and this time it just so happened to be Walter Trout's After Hours.

I'm typing this as I listen to it and it's awesome. Crazy blues guitar and insane keyboard solos. I can already tell I want to hear more. Reminds me of Bonamassa.

Blayney
06-15-2011, 05:40 PM
Nah, Bonamassa reminds you of Trout ;)

Blayney
02-08-2012, 05:09 PM
Hopefully seeing walter again in March :D

johnny_tapia
02-09-2012, 03:07 PM
Seeing Bonamassa in March ;)

Jazz Funeral
02-09-2012, 05:56 PM
Just gonna chime in to say that Walter Trout kicks a lot of ass.


That, and my Old Man just scored a copy of John Mayall and the Bluesbreaker's Chicago Line on vinyl. Not cheap...

Blayney
02-12-2012, 02:26 PM
Seeing Bonamassa in March ;)

Have you bloody seen Trout yet? :p:

Blayney
03-17-2012, 06:31 PM
So yeah I saw Trout on Monday. He was great as always. As were WT Feaster Band.

Blayney
05-04-2012, 10:31 AM
New album is available. Listening for the first time now. Solid Walter, some gold.

stef123
05-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Someone recommend me some of this guys stuff

Blayney
05-28-2012, 03:53 PM
Life In The Jungle

Jazz Funeral
05-28-2012, 04:00 PM
^ Cool tune. It dates back to his days with John Mayall. The original was on Chicago Line.

Blayney
07-09-2012, 04:57 PM
There's gems on every album Trout is involved with, really.

Blayney
03-21-2014, 10:48 AM
After seeing Walter in November I'm not surprised to hear that he needs a new liver. His liver disease has taken a massive toll on him. He needs your help.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/walter-trout-needs-a-new-liver-you-can-help-/151911

johnny_tapia
04-09-2014, 04:01 AM
Jesus christ, he doesn't look at all well. Poor guy :-(

Blayney
11-29-2014, 12:21 PM
Walter is set to play live again, good news :)