Award-winning blues-rocker Walter Trout’s is currently on tour promoting the upcoming release of his new recording, Survivor Blues, which will be released on January 25. The track list of Survivor Blues is a window into the 67-year-old’s fast-moving backstory, chronicling a five-decade career whose one constant is his deep love of the Blues. Opener “Me, My Guitar And The Blues” tips a hat to cult hero Jimmy Dawkins, whose records Trout devoured while cutting his teeth as a young ’60s musician in New Jersey. “Nature’s Disappearing” offer a nod to his celebrated ’80s tenure in John Mayall’s near-mythical Bluesbreakers. In-between, you’ll find cherished favorites from a lifetime’s listening, with songs that caught Trout’s ear at key junctures in his journey, from backing up John Lee Hooker in the ’70s, to bringing the groove to Canned Heat in the ’80s, or breaking through as a solo artist in the ’90s.
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Wednesday, December 4, 8:00 pm. $30.00 Eventbrite.com. All ages.
The Belfry, 302 East Main Ave.,Sisters, OR. Thursday, December 5, 7:00 pm. $30.00 Bendticket.com