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Walter Trout on Tour to Promote Upcoming Album 'The Outsider'

On June 24, 2008, Walter Trout will release his long awaited studio album, The Outsider, through Provogue Records. The Jersey-born guitar master delivers a triple-threat CD that is an autobiographical reflection, inspired by a multi-faceted life. The Outsider, was produced by John Porter, famed for his work with B.B. King.

With over 500, 000 records sold to date, this album will turn all preconceptions about Walter Trout firmly on their head. As the title implies, The Outsider is a thought-provoking collection of songs that shows his true diversity. Often being pegged "too blues for rock" and "too rock for blues, " Trout stays true to his belief that genres exists only for the critics. The Outsider is a not so subtle stab at the blues and rock establishments who try to brand, label and limit the expression within the genres.

The Outsider confirms Trout has always had more than one string to his bow. Indeed, he has always shown his range from his first solo effort in the self-titled Walter Trout, to the follow-up release of Full Circle, and to each and every Walter Trout release by including rocking riffing which highlight his duality of the two genres.

Joining Trout, who wrote all songs and sings in addition to playing guitar, is drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), bassist Hutch Hutchinson and pianist John Cleary, as well as Skip Edwards and Samuel Avila on the Hammond B3 and harmonica player Jason Ricci. This lethal combination of talent will embed into your soul and ease into your heart as the shredding notes meld blues and rock.

The Outsider, on Provogue Records was produced by John Porter (B.B. King) Prior to the release of The Outsider, Trout will embark on a North American tour beginning in April and culminating in August in Quebec.



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