WALTER TROUT - Survivor Blues (2019)
Walter Trout is back, and he’s once again encouraging his listeners to embrace the blues in a new way. For Survivor Blues, which Trout recorded for release on Provogue Records at Robby Krieger’s private studio in Los Angeles, Trout had dozens of songs in mind that he was interested in covering and, with the help of his wife Marie, narrowed the list down to 12. Odds are good that you haven’t heard most of these, even if you are a diehard blues fan—and that’s precisely the point of this album. “The songs are survivors,” Trout recently told Blues Rock Review. “They remain beautiful and relevant.” Trout’s idea for this project came when he heard Muddy Waters’ oft-covered “Got My Mojo Workin’” on the radio—another cover by yet another band. After spending decades immersed in the genre as both a fan and contributor of new material, Trout recognized the value of exposing new audiences to classic songs and realized there was an opportunity for him to do the same with songs that are often overlooked.
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