Win Tickets ($70): Walter Trout @ Aladdin Theater | Blues, Rock
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Walter Trout @ Aladdin Theater on March 6. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 27.
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March 6, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $35 | All Ages
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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.
By now, Trout knows that nobody ever really leaves their old selves behind. But with Ride providing an emotional release-valve – both for its creator and his loyal listeners – perhaps this veteran artist can reconcile with his past, accept his future and live in the present as it unfolds. “I think you can interpret this album title a few different ways,” he concludes. “I mean, this album is definitely a musical ride and I certainly tried to cover a lot of ground. But, really, life is kind of a ride too, isn’t it? And I want to live mine to the fullest.”[
I love him!
I would LOVE to see the Rocker and my wife is from Denmark. Yes, please invite us
This sounds awesome I would love to go!
I lived in Huntington Beach California but left
For the NW before I got to hear Walter in person! I came to this area in the mid 70’s and have made it my home. I love his fantastic blues rock music and would absolutely love to see him at the Great Aladdin theater, such a great and intimate venue for so many artists to showcase talent! I’ve seen so many artists at this venue and would be thrilled to see and hear Walter tearing it up here! Please consider my entry for this great opportunity! Thanks!!
This guy can rip the blues! Fantastic live!
Unforgettable since the first time I saw him at the Aladdin.
Walter is a Blues Guitar God, and I would love to see this legendary musician at the legendary Aladdin Theater. Hope I win these tickets.
One of my all time favorite Blues guitarist! Would love to see this show.
I first discovered Walter Trout’s music on The Sunday Night Blues Room radio show with legendary Portland DJ Steve Pringle. I was amazed by his great guitar work and would love to see him at The Aladdin Theater which has been a supporter of Blues Music for years.
Ran into the band a few years ago on a flight from Phoenix and chatted with the band. Did not know who he was, but checked in my older brothers – one who has seen him live a few times and said he was amazing. I have followed ever since and hear him almost daily on Pandora – more impressed every day!
Fabulous blues man. Would love to see him.
I loves me some Trout!
Sounds like a great concert!
Amazing guitar player, have been a fan for years!
The girlfriend will like this show