Walter Trout – Ride


Walter Trout - Ride

Walter Trout – Ride
Formats: CD – LP – Colored LP and Digital
Label: Provogue – Mascot Label Group
Release: 2022

Release date: August 19, 2022

However fast or far a man travels, he can never truly outrun his past. Walter Trout knows this better than anyone. As he embarked on his 30th solo album, ‘Ride,’ the iconic US blues-rock guitarist found himself eyeing the horizon and the green shoots of his triumphant late career. There was a new record deal with Mascot/Provogue. A move from California to Denmark with his beloved family. Even now, aged 70, Trout was still writing fresh chapters of his life story.

No doubt, Ride has a charging momentum and a modern energy, with Trout broadening his musical palette and taking the pulse of an era reeling from both pandemic and politicos. And yet, when the veteran songwriter reached for guitar and notepad, he found himself walking once again amongst the good, bad and ugly scenes of his extraordinary backstory.

“This album is a snapshot of how I was feeling through this pandemic,” he says. “I think I still have something new to say about the world, and that’s important to me. But my life has been one hell of a ride, and when I listened back, I realised there were a lot of songs about dealing with the past.”

The last time we saw Trout stepping out, he was on the road in support of 2020’s Ordinary Madness: a universally acclaimed album that debuted at #2 on the Billboard Blues Chart. “And it would have been #1,” the bluesman points out, “if Peter Green hadn’t decided to die a week before it came out and the old Fleetwood Mac went back to the top of the charts.”

Listen here the new single:


01. Ghosts
02. Ride
03. Follow You Back Home
04. So Many Sad Goodbyes
05. High Is Low
06. Waiting For The Dawn
07. Better Days Ahead
08. Fertile Soil
09. I Worry Too Much
10. Leave It All Behind
11. Hey Mama
12. Destiny

Tour 2022:
June 10 – Grollo – Holland International Blues Festival 
July 10 – Weert – Bospop Festival 
November 16 – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg
November 17 – Leeuwarden – Neushoorn 
November 18 – Enschede – Metropool 
November 20 – Zoetermeer – Boerderij 

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