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Outsider

The Outsider

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by Walter Trout
     
 

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Walter Trout is an electric bluesman who has logged in lots of experience as both a sideperson (including work with John Mayall) and as a leader of his own bands (including the Free Radicals). As the reference to Mayall might suggest, he also adds a healthy dose of classic rock to his blues on The Outsider, working in the

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Walter Trout is an electric bluesman who has logged in lots of experience as both a sideperson (including work with John Mayall) and as a leader of his own bands (including the Free Radicals). As the reference to Mayall might suggest, he also adds a healthy dose of classic rock to his blues on The Outsider, working in the tradition of Jimi Hendrix's "Red House" and, in general, Stevie Ray Vaughan. The slow, rocking blues of the title track, in fact, may remind one of "Red House" or "Texas Flood." This isn't to accuse Trout of being derivative so much as to note that he, like many blues artists, is working within well-worn traditions that place more emphasis on creating an individual voice within the limits of that tradition than leaving the tradition behind. To that end, the Eastern underpinning of a song like "Sanjay" works much better for establishing Trout's talents than the title track. Likewise, the acoustic "Turn Your Eyes to Heaven" offers an easy-flowing, open-ended musical space that mimics the spirituality of the lyric. One of the primary strengths of The Outsider is its eclecticism within the blues-rock tradition, an approach that shows Trout's range, but also one that prevents one musical style from becoming too dominant.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Megaforce
UPC:
0020286121428
catalogNumber:
61214
Rank:
75336

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Walter Trout   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums
Jon Cleary   Piano
Skip Edwards   Accordion,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Teresa James   Background Vocals
John Porter   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Indian Instruments
Wally Bass   Background Vocals
Michael Leasure   Background Vocals
Rick Knapp   Bass
Jason Ricci   Harmonica
Eric Corne   Indian Instruments

Technical Credits

John Porter   Producer,Instrumentation
Walter Trout   Composer
Marie Trout   Executive Producer
Rick Knapp   Composer
Jason Ricci   Engineer
Eric Corne   Engineer,Instrumentation
David Tortolano   Engineer

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