WALTER Trout, who plays earth-shattering blues rock music is heading to Warrington this May.
Trout has topped the blues chart with the all-star albums Full Circle and The Outsider, and following recovery from a liver transplant he is now heading for the Parr Hall.
His live shows are mesmerising, his guitar technique is dazzling and his rapport with fans ranges from funny to intense.
Even a liver transplant and extensive rehabilitation couldn’t stop him and the esteemed blues-man now feels strong enough to resume his career of fifty plus years.
Trout said: “The last year has been one where the blues truly came calling and I came face to face with death more than once.
My wife moved me to Nebraska to improve my chances of getting a life-saving liver transplant and after a long wait I got my new liver on 26 May 2014.
Since then I have been filled with immense gratitude: for the fans who supported me via fundraisers, cards, messages, thoughts and prayers, for the donor and his or her family, for medical science, for my family, and for life itself.
Everything matters more to me now; eight months after my transplant I feel like a new man. I have strength and energy, in some ways I feel like I am in my 20s again.
The past couple of years of playing I was getting dizzy spells, severe cramps in my hand and forearm and played many shows in severe pain. It turns out that was a result of my deteriorating liver; that is gone now.
I am able to play better than I have in years. I feel reborn; I cannot wait to get back out on the road again and do what I love to do for my fans. The future looks great!”
Tickets for the show on Saturday 6 May are on sale now.