+ Alastair Greene
Tue 09 May 2023
14+ | Standing
Walter Trout’s backstory is a page-turner you won’t want to put down. Five decades in the making; it is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years and brushes with the jaws of narcotic oblivion. There are feted early stints as gunslinger in bands from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to Canned Heat, and the solo career that’s still blazing a quarter-century later. The veteran bluesman has seen and done it all – plays earth shattering blues rock music.
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 is still writing fresh chapters of his life story.
Alastair Greene has never followed the norm when it comes to his music. Hailing from Southern California and a part of their music scene, he’s been playing and touring for close to 3 decades. Whether it’s Blues, Southern Rock, or other genres, he’s been constantly playing all over the world.
If you’re not familiar with Aslastair, there’s a good chance you’ve seen him perform with other artists.