The Outsider

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Megaforce
  • UPC: 020286121428
  • Catalog Number: 61214
  • Sales rank: 44,182

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Walter Trout Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, 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
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the best

    one of the top three blues / rockers in the the world ! landreth , bonamassa and trout . great band , songs and vocals . journeyman guitar player

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