Walter Trout kicked off a two-month long North American tour yesterday in Mammoth Lakes, CA.
Trout has been out promoting his 20th album Common Ground, with appearances throughout Europe and the U.S. over the past year.
The title of Trout's latest Common Ground is also a prayer. He sings "If there's a place where truth can still be found, Lord lead us to the common ground."
The singer shared, "I am blown away by the polarization and cruelty in the world today. It goes beyond my understanding. I wrote the lyrics to that song as an attempt to come to terms with that, and as a wish that somehow – regardless of our faiths, nationalities and politics – we can find a place where truth and compassion can take us beyond our differences."
8/06 Mammoth Lakes, CA Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
8/07 Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Fair
8/14 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre with BB King
8/18 Dayton, OH Gilly's
8/19 Blawnox, PA Moondogs
8/20 Stanhope, NJ Stanhope House
8/21 New York, NY Hudson River Blues Festival
8/24 Annapolis, MD Ram's Head with Ana Popovic & Anthony Gomes
8/25 Sellersville, PA Sellersville, PA
8/26 Collinsville, CT Bridge Street Live
8/27 Kingston, Ontario Limestone Blues Festival
8/28 Marshfield, MA North River Blues Festival
8/31 Tuscarawas, OH Canal House with Sonny Moorman as support
9/01 Auburn Hills, MI Callahan's
9/02 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
9/03 Minneapolis, MN Famous Dave's
9/04 Des Moines, IA All Play
9/05 Burlington, IA Big Muddy's
9/06 Lincoln, NE Zoo Bar
9/08 St Louis, MO BB Jazz Blues & Soups
9/09 Louisiana, MO Club, MS
9/10 Kansas City, MO Knucklehead Saloon
9/11 Wichita, KS The Brickyard
9/24 Edmonton, Alberta The Mirage
10/06 Lake Worth, FL Bamboo Room
10/07 Lake Worth, FL Bamboo Room
10/08 Daytona, FL Daytona Blues Festival