Walter Trout

Tony Holiday
Presented by the Utah Blues Society
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern blues rock scene. Respected by the old guard. Revered by the young guns. Adored by the fans who shake his hand after the show each night. After five decades in the game, Trout is a talismanic figure and the glue that bonds the blues community together, at a time when the wider world has never been so divided. He’s also the only artist with the vision, talent and star-studded address book to pull off a project on the scale of We’re All In This Together. “It was quite a piece of work to get this record together,” he admits. “But I guess I have a lot of friends, y’know…?”

Before you even hear a note, We’re All In This Together has your attention. Drafting fourteen A-list stars – including Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Mayall and Randy Bachman – and writing an original song for each, Trout has made the most tantalising album of the year, and found solace after a run of solo albums that chronicled his near-fatal liver disease of 2014. “Now was the right time for this record,” he says. “Battle Scars [2016] was such an intense piece of work, written with tears coming down my face. I needed a break from that, to do something fun and light-hearted. This album was joyous for me.”

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VIZZTONE Recording Artist, Vocalist and Harmonica player Tony Holiday, now hailing out of Memphis Tennessee, is a rising force on the Blues and Harmonica Scene both in the USA and Europe. Winner of Best Blues Band 2016 & 2017 in City Weekly Music Awards (SLC)

Holiday, according to a list made by Rick Estrin, Charlie Musselwhite and others, is one of the top 10 rising harmonica players in the country.

Holiday is often referred to as a traditionalist in the approach of his harmonica playing influenced by harmonica giants like Big Walter Horton, Little Walter Jacobs, Kim Wilson, and James Cotton.