Walter Trout – The Famous Singer, Songwriter And Guitarist

Walter Trout, an American blues guitarist, singer, and song writer, was born on March 6, 1951, in Ocean City, New Jersey. His career as a musician began in the late 1960s in New Jersey and later he moved to Los Angeles where he became a sideman for Percy Mayfield and Deacon Jones, and also worked in the bands of John Lee Hooker and Joe Tex. He played in several bands, including Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before 1989 when he formed the Walter Trout Band, which developed a successful following in Europe. In 1998, blues guitarist Trout released a self-titled US debut album and began recording and touring in North America and India, as well as Europe.

Top 5 Songs

Dust My Broom
Reason I’m Gone
She Takes More Than She Gives
Welcome to the Human Race

Top 3 Albums

Life in the Jungle
Livin’ Every Day
The Outsider


Walter Trout Band
1990 Life in the Jungle (re-released in US in 2002)
1990 Prisoner of a Dream
1992 Transition
1992 No More Fish Jokes (live album)
1994 Tellin’ Stories
1995 Breaking The Rules
1997 Positively Beale St.

Walter Trout and the Free Radicals
1998 Walter Trout (same tracks as Positively Beale St.)
1999 Livin’ Every Day
2000 Face The Music (Live on Tour)
2000 Live Trout

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers featuring Walter Trout
1985 Behind the Iron Curtain (live in Hungary), reissue:
2004 Steppin’ Out
1987 Chicago Line, reissues:
1994 Uncle John’s Nickel Guitar
1999 Blues Power (with bonus CD Life in the Jungle: Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 4)
2000 Blues Breaker (with 2 bonus tracks)
1988 The Power of the Blues (live in Germany 1987), reissues:
1993 New Bluesbreakers: The Blues Collection Vol. 8
2003 Blues Forever (with bonus CD Life in the Jungle: Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 4)
1993 Life in the Jungle: Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 4
2005 Rolling with the Blues (live 1972-1973, 1980 and 1982), reissue:
2006 The Private Collection

Walter Trout and the Radicals
2001 Go The Distance
2003 Relentless
2005 Deep Trout: The Early Years of Walter Trout
2006 Full Circle (featuring guest artists)
2007 Hardcore (self released recording of the ‘Power Trio’ playing live in Europe)

Walter Trout
2008 The Outsider
2009 Unspoiled By Progress: 20 Years of Hardcore Blues (previously unreleased tracks and three new songs)
2010 Common Ground

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