Blues rock artist, voted 6th best guitarist ever, Walter Trout is back announcing a Spring 2017 UK Tour playing Sheffield – City Hall on Thursday 4th May 2017.
Walter Trout plays earth shattering blues rock music, he was voted the 6th best guitarist ever in a BBC Radio listeners poll and gets rave reviews whenever playing live as well as on record, with quotes like ‘When it comes to blazing guitar players, Walter Trout is the prophet’ (Pasadena Weekly, USA). Trout who topped the Blues charts with the all star ‘Full Circle’ and ‘The Outsider’. His live shows are mesmerising, his guitar technique dazzling and his rapport with fans both funny and intense.
Following a liver transplant, and extensive rehabilitation, the esteemed Bluesman feels strong enough to resume his career of fifty plus years. Trout shares, “The last year has been one where the blues truly came calling, and I came face to face with death more than once. My wife moved me to Nebraska to improve my chances of getting a life-saving liver transplant, and after a long wait, I got my new liver on May 26th, 2014. Since then I have been filled with immense gratitude. Gratitude for the fans who supported me via fundraisers, cards, messages, thoughts and prayers, for the donor and his or her family, for medical science, for my family, and for life itself. Everything matters more to me now. Now, 8 months after my transplant I feel like a new man. I have strength and energy. In some ways I feel like I am in my 20’s again! The past couple of years of playing I was getting dizzy spells, severe cramps in my hand and forearm and played many shows in severe pain. It turns out that was a result of my deteriorating liver. That is gone now! I am able to play better than I have in years. I feel reborn. I cannot wait to get back out on the road again and do what I love to do for my fans. The future looks great!”