31. March 2018 - 19:00
Share it on:

Walter Trout (US) - Sydney | The Factory Theatre | Saturday, 31. March 2018


Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern Blues/Rock scene, respected by the old guard, revered by the young guns, and adored by the fans who shake his hand after the show each night.

After five decades in the game, Trout is a talismanic figure and part of the glue that bonds the Blues community together, at a time when the wider world has never been so divided. He’s also the only artist with the vision, talent and star-studded address book to pull off a project on the scale of ‘We’re All In This Together’, his latest album released in September 2017. “It was quite a piece of work to get this record together,” he admits. “But I guess I have a lot of friends, y’know…?”

Before you even hear a note, ‘We’re All In This Together’ has your attention. Drafting fourteen A-list stars – including Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Mayall and Randy Bachman– and writing an original song for each, Trout has made the most tantalizing album of the year, and found solace after a run of solo albums that chronicled his near-fatal liver disease of 2014. “Now was the right time for this record,” he says. “Battle Scars [2016] was such an intense piece of work, written with tears coming down my ****. I needed a break from that, to do something fun and light-hearted. This album was joyous for me.”

His long awaited return to Australia will be something to bear witness to, for those who love their music rich, deep and real.

Supported by ROSHANI

Roshani is a writer and teller of stories that are woven into a rich tapestry of Soul, Roots and Blues sounds. She is a harmonica wielding songstress and next to her partner Tim Everett on slide guitar and foot percussion they are a powerful duo. In 2016, Roshani became the only completely independent artist to release their debut album on 60 Minutes Australia with a half hour profile piece about her unique background as a Sri Lankan adoptee and how she traced her roots.

Her album ‘Death, Love & Life’ debuted at #1 on the iTunes Blues Charts and received national airplay on Triple J Australia and BBC Uk. Her music has been used in both T.V and Cinema release productions.

Three years ago Roshani and her partner Tim traded in the conventional life for adventure. Instead of living in a house, they now live in their tricked out Toyota Hiace Van. Rather than follow the typical route of most musicians playing the venue circuit, they take their professional show to the streets running their PA and amps off a car allows them the freedom to crisscross the country and share their music with as many people as possible. The spontaneous nature of their performances brings a unique energy to their show and to the towns they visit. Get to know the magic of Roshani when she opens of the legendary Bluesman Walter Trout at The Factory in March.
  • ROSHANI announced as guest support!
  • Check out Walter Trout in this video from 30 years ago, playing with The Young Bluesbreakers. He's still rocking and is coming to SYD in March! 🎫 at https://goo.gl/piH3wJ 🎸
  • **** Walter Trout has 🎸 chops. Check the solo mid-way through this video! Walter tears it up late-March in Sydney and Melbourne 🎫 https://goo.gl/5wMJSh 🎫 See you there #blues lovers.
  • Behold Walter's devastating talent. He makes his guitar sing!