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Monday, July 14, 2014

"Tribute To Walter Trout" Tour - First Show July 31 at Sainte Rocke


  Perform Locally: Sainte Rocke in Hermosa Beach/Thurs, July 31

     (Hermosa Beach, CA) - One of this Summer most antcipated tours, "A Tribute To Walter" featuring the Walter Trout Band fronted by U.K. guitar ace (and Trout prote'ge') Danny Bryant, along with Special Guest Jon Trout (Walter's son) on guitar, comes to the South Bay with a show locally at Sainte Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, Thursday, July 31. 9 p.m. $15. Info: (310) 372-0035 or

                                                  Walter Trout and Danny Bryant

 Danny Bryant's special relationship with Walter is well-documented. When then-fifteen-year-old Danny Bryant sent a fan letter to Trout almost twenty years ago after discovering Walter’s music in his parents record collection, he surprisingly received a phone call one evening out of the blue from his idol. Thus began a special mentor-ship and unique bond that would change the course of Danny’s life forever. Trout has mentored Danny ever since, offering wisdom and advice freely. From the early days of afternoon guitar lessons during Walter’s relentless UK tours, to numerous support slots, recording sessions and sensational jams at major international festivals, the Walter Trout-Danny Bryant relationship is truly special. Bryant was recently described as “a national blues treasure” by Classic Rock ‘The Blues’ Magazine.  A free download of Bryant's music is available at:

Danny Bryant:  "A national blues treasure" (Classic Rock "The Blues" Magazine).

   Danny Bryant will be fronting Walter’s powerhouse rhythm section. Sammy Avila (keyboards) has been with Walter since 2001. Born and raised in San Gabriel, California, into a musical family, Avila cut his teeth on the L.A. club circuit playing with a vast array of musical acts. Michael Leasure (drums), born in Alhambra, California, played with guitar phenom Philip Sayce for six years and the legendary Edgar Winter before joining the Walter Trout band in 2008. Rick Knapp (bass) has played with such legends as Carey Bell, Sam Lay, & Bo Diddley before joining the Walter Trout Band in 2005. Together they form one of the greatest blues/rock outfits anywhere in the world.

    For Jon Trout, it seems very natural to be following in his father's musical footsteps on guitar. In much the same way that his father once mentored Danny Bryant, Jon Trout is now receiving the same guidance and tutelage from Bryant.

    Walter Trout has just released The Blues Came Callin' (limited edition, CD/DVD). Walter's biography, Rescued From Reality, is due out July 8.  It will feature pages of previously unreleased photos from Trout's childhood as well as Trout's years with Canned Heat and John Mayall, as well as many from his storied solo career. The next Collectible Vinyl Series release of Walter's recordings, Positively Beale Street, drops July 7.

A Tribute To Walter Trout
Featuring the Walter Trout Band with Danny Bryant & Jon Trout

July 31 (Thur.)         SAINTE ROCKE                      Hermosa Beach, CA
Aug. 1 (Fri.)            THE COACH HOUSE              San Juan Capistrano, CA  
Aug. 2 (Sat.)            RHYTHM ROOM                    Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 5 (Tues.)         FAT FISH PUB                        Galesburg, IL
Aug. 6 (Wed.)         BLUES ON THE MALL              Grand Rapids, MI
Aug. 8 (Fri.)            VIOLETTE'S                            Barrie, ON, Canada
Aug. 9 (Sat.)            CALLAHAN'S                         Auburn Hills, MI
Aug. 13 (Wed.)        CANAL HOUSE PUB               Tuscarawas, OH
Aug. 14 (Thur.)       BEACHLAND BALLROOM       Cleveland, OH
Aug. 15 (Fri.)           MOONDOG'S                        Blawnox, PA
Aug. 16 (Sat.)          BUILDING 24                        Wyomissing, PA
Aug. 17 (Sun.)         JB MCGINNIS PUB                  New Castle, DE
Aug. 18 (Mon.)        THE STUDIO@WEBSTER HALL*  New York, NY
Aug. 19 (Tues.)       MEXICALI BLUES                    Teaneck, NJ
Aug. 20 (Wed.)        THRESHOLD EVENT CTR.       Lancaster, PA
Aug. 21 (Thur.)       CHAN'S                                 Woonsocket, RI
Aug. 22 (Fri.)           BOULTON CENTER                Bay Shore, NY
Aug. 26 (Tues.)        EMMETT'S                            Appleton, WI
Aug. 27 (Wed.)         EMMETT'S                            Appleton, WI
Aug. 28 (Thur.)        SHANK HALL                        Milwaukee, WI
Aug. 29 (Fri.)           HOUSE OF BLUES                  Chicago, IL
Aug. 30 (Sat.)           FAMOUS DAVE'S                  Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 31 (Sun.)          PLAYING WITH FIRE             Omaha, NE   

           * With Special Guests, Popa Chubby and Dana Fuchs  

Venue Passes/ Artist Interviews/Promotional Materials On Request.

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