Posted on July 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM

     After having the real privilege of actually meeting and speaking and seeing him up close and personal Mr. Walter Trout is a living legend. Back, in 2002 and his band the Radicals put on a show of shows. The tremendous talent was there and always will be. Walter, himself is very personal person who is who you see is who you get with the exception of his guitar playing, that is where he makes larger than life footprints or in this case fingerprints all over the stage and his guitar. Being heavily influenced by Bob Dylan and early music artists Walter plainly rips into every song with true passion and emotion. With the release of "Battle Scars" which showcases his raw and awesome ability to grab your ears tight and don't let go until they are bleeding or your ear drums are ringing severely.  No wonder this album has gained him two awards , one being blues song of the year and the other best blues album in Memphis TN. The song "gonna live again seems very fitting for him since his recovery from liver failure in 2013. Walter remains a contender in the blues scene forever. Walter and his latest work called "Live in Amsterdam" is just that, this album gives a small glimpse into really how awesome and blues guy Walter really is. There is no way of explaining how the real live show  is but "Incredible" One must be at one of Walters shows to observe this. This album really showcases Walter's ability to kick some serious butt and take no prisoners.I can actually say why time after time Walter is voted in the top 10 giutarists of all time. Walter has sure paid his dues and is forever "Relentless" in his pursuit in plain "kick butt" blues . As for me I am proud to have met Walter Trout and also had the real pleasure in seeing him in show as well.I wish him well in all he does in the future and May God bless Walter & his family and the blues forever.

Steven F. Adams


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