This Week in Blues Past has some HUGE landmarks involving a handful of the BIGGEST names in the blues!
This week features one of the most powerful, soulful guitarists in Chicago’s history: the late Luther Allison from way back in January, 1997, just seven months before his untimely death.
“I went in there and just sang those songs. I tried to get as involved in it as I could and I also tried to picture Luther and think of him as I sang and played and I was very conscious of trying to do justice to his music…”
On Luther’s Blues, Walter Trout & His Band pay homage to another fantastic musician that we have enjoyed for years, Mr. Luther Allison. The album starts out fast and furious with the throttle mashed all the way to the floor with “I’m Back”, just the way Allison would have wanted it but they also mix in some great slow stuff.
“Luther was one of the all-time greats,” Trout continues, “and it was just an unbelievably potent thing to watch him perform. Just the energy and commitment that guy had, he was one of a kind. We played together once, at the Jazz Fest that year, and just as we walked offstage, somebody pointed a camera and we hugged and smiled.