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Friday, May 17, 2013

Provogue Records artist: Walter Trout - Luther's Blues - New Release Review

I just received the newest release (June 11, 2013 release date) Luther's Blues, from Walter Trout and it is blistering fire! Opening with I'm Back, a blues rock track, Trout starts the ball rolling on a 13 track tribute to the great Luther Allison. Up next is Cherry Red Wine, an absolute scorcher showing Trout in great form both on vocal and guitar. One of my favorite Trout takes in recent years, the guitar work showing a great maturing in a man still young in his career. Trout has you hanging on a note as he chokes the finish off of the guitar. Move From The Hood is a great loping blues track and Trout's vocals are spot on. Showing a lot of patience in delivering his guitar solos on this track, Trout really grabs the essence of the blues. Next up is Bad Love, a smokin' great slower track and Trout uses his own unique guitar attack to deliver this track up "Walter Style". This is a white hot track with guitar work that would make most any guitar player or blues enthusiast sit back and listen. Big City has a bit of a Jimi taste to it both in arrangement and also including some tell tale riffs. The track is really all Trout but he does wind the track out along a more pyrotechnical path to great success. Just As I Am crosses over more to the soul arena with a real nice ballad with nice guitar adornments. Low Down And Dirty, a rockin blues track, finds Trout on slide and with this driving beat is a sure winner. Pain In The Streets is another slow heartfelt blues track and one of my favorites on the release. Trout slowly milks the track and lets it out just a little at a time. Excellent! All The Kings Horses finds Trout in 5th gear, delivering a mid paced blues track with rip snorting, string breaking guitar riffs. Step up in front of one of the stacks when he plays this one... step back with a new hairstyle and a smile on your face! After a short dialogue by Luther, Trout lays down When Luther Played The Blues, a real nice tribute track with nice pace, great vocals and really deep guitar riffs. I have listened to a lot of Walter Trout releases in my time and this one stands tall with the best of them. I highly recommend this release to anyone...I repeat anyone who loves blues guitar!  

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