Walter Trout at Times Square
Type: Music & Concerts
Showtime @ 8:00PM
Doors Open @ 6:00PM
Tickets $25.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show
Walter Trout's 20th album is called Common Ground, but for the visionary roots singer, songwriter and guitarist that's more than a title. It's where Trout's compelling music resides -- in a territory that unites blues, rock and pure sonic adventurism, where inspiration and technique meet to create a unique, soulful language. That language has won Trout fans across the world. Britain's BBC Radio One placed him at number six on their list of the Top 20 guitarists and legendary BBC disc jockey Bob Harris calls Trout "the world's greatest rock guitarist."
"Music gives you an opportunity to speak directly to people's hearts - it goes beyond words," says Trout, who developed his craft playing alongside such legends as John Mayall and John Lee Hooker. "There are times when I'm playing guitar when I enter a state where I'm not consciously aware of what I'm playing. It's like a signal coming through me."
And that signal's loud and clear on Common Ground's tunes like the title track, a plea of unity, and the autobiographical "Open Book." Produced by the famed John Porter and featuring drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty), bassist Hutch Hutchinson and pianist Jon Cleary (both of Bonnie Raitt's band), the album sets a new bar for Trout's already illustrious career.