Walter Trout (USA)
New Jersey-born blues-rocker Walter Trout spent decades as an ace sideman, playing guitar behind the likes of John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton and Joe Tex. In 1981, he was also tapped to replace the late Bob Hite in Canned Heat, remaining with the venerable group through the middle of the decade. While filling in one night for an ailing John Mayall, Trout (also a Bluesbreaker for some five years) was spotted by a Danish concert promoter who agreed to finance a solo tour. Assembling his own backing band, in 1990 he released his debut record "Life in the Jungle".
Trout´s full blown rockin´ blues is marked by his adept songwriting, study vocals, searing guitar work and his ability to enhance the boundaries of the blues.
"...you will have to agree that he is one of the world's best guitarists and blues / rock artists around, with a voice to match authentic blues brilliance." (Time Out London)