The Gig Cartel Presents
+ special guests
Tues 9th 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!