Walter Trout with guitar

Walter Trout

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Blues-rock’s resilient icon Walter Trout is riding a creatively formidable wave and heading into 2024 with an album raucous, wild and poignant - Broken.

The album features guest appearances from powerhouse singer Beth Hart, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider and Harmonica virtuoso Will Wilde. To be released March 1 via Provogue/ Mascot Label Group.

All of us are broken. But no one is beyond repair. It's a philosophy that Walter Trout has lived by during seven volatile decades at the heart of America's society and blues-rock scene. Even now, with the world more fractured than ever – by politics, economics, social media and culture wars – the fabled US bluesman's latest album, Broken, chronicles the bitter schisms of modern life but refuses to succumb to them.

With gallows humour, Trout notes that his new album opens with a track called Broken and ends with one called Falls Apart. He can't deny the link between the personal and the socio-political mood in the air, and as such, between those two bookends lie some of the most raw and bruised songs of his career. Still hope leads the way with the notion that music can help us overcome brokenness - one note at a time.

Laura Evans

It has been a standout year for special guest Laura Evans who is an artist standing out amongst the crowd with her effortless blend of blues, rock & soul. Her latest album releases have now reached over 2 million streams on Spotify, she has graced the cover of the Nu Blue playlist and receives continued support from Cerys Mathews at BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Wales.

“Laura Evans is a real firecracker, can’t wait to hear more from her this year.”

Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2

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  • Age Guidance: Under 16s must attend with an adult
  • Price: £33.50