By Kevin Porter
Iconic bluesman, Walter Trout, released his new album, We’re All In This Together August 25th, 2017 on Provogue Records. With an all-star cast, Trout wrote 13 out of 14 songs with 14 A-list blues artists. We’re All In This Together is a rocking, all-out bash with some of the greatest blues-rock artists of our time. A singer-songwriter and scorching guitarist, Walter Trout fashioned a stunning achievement with his new album.
All-star collaborative albums can be mixed. Sometimes the artists click on individual tracks and on others the collaboration just doesn’t take off. Not so for Walter Trout’s We’re All in This Together. Every single track is a winner featuring well known, celebrated guitarists and vocalists such as Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Warren Haynes, Eric Gales, Edgar Winter, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker and more. The album burns bright from beginning to end and is a vivid depiction of Mr. Trout’s guitar prowess and skills as a songwriter.
You can feel the excitement throughout We’re All in This Together. The energy between the outstanding musicians is heard through ripping guitar solos and riffs, soulful vocals and a tight band supporting the effort. It’s a celebratory album and perhaps not too surprising given Mr. Trout’s close brush with death. For the uninitiated, Mr. Trout received a liver transplant in 2013. His recovery was challenging, as Mr. Trout had to learn to walk, talk and to play the guitar all over again. Thankfully, he is now in good health, and many luminaries of the blues and rock world appear on this record to join in the musical festivities.