Blues Icon Walter Trout Makes Highly Anticipated Return To Vancouver

March 10, 2023 at the York Theatre


Tickets for Walter Trout are on sale HERE.  



Touring in Support of the Billboard Chart-Topping Album ‘Ride’,
the Concert Will Feature Vancouver Island’s Own David Gogo as Special Guest


Walter Trout returns to Vancouver with an evening of blues-rock at the York Theatre on March 10, 2023 at 8pm. The concert marks the artist’s first visit to the city since his sold-out, pre-pandemic performance at the Rio Theatre in 2019. Audiences will be treated to songs from across the illustrious artist’s more-than 50-year career, as well as from his 30th solo album, ‘Ride’, which debuted at number one on Billboard’s Blues Chart when released this past August.

At 72 years old, Trout’s earliest years were spent developing his skills as a sideman for John Lee Hooker, Percy Mayfield, Big Mama Thornton, Joe Tex, and many others. His raw, driving tone, paired with his flawless technique would establish the artist as lead guitarist for Canned Heat, and then for John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before embarking on his solo career.

With an extensive discography, numerous accolades and multiple Blues Music Awards and British Blues Awards, Trout is the heart of the modern blues rock scene. Respected by the old guard and revered by the young guns, Trout remains a talismanic figure after five decades in the game.

The concert will open with a set by special guest David Gogo. The Vancouver Island-born blues guitarist and singer-songwriter is a homegrown favourite, who has been recognized as Musician of the Year at the West Coast Music Awards, Best Canadian Blues Musician at Great Canadian Blues Awards, and more.



Walter Trout has been nothing short of prolific over the course of his seven decades on this Earth. He just released his 30th solo album over a career that has spanned the globe, and delivered notoriety as one of the great purveyors of the blues and blues rock. Trout’s history is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense, and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim, and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years, brushed with the jaws of narcotic oblivion and the survival of an organ transplant few come back from. From 1973, when he left his New Jersey home headed to Los Angeles, he has followed a road that afforded him an opportunity to just play, sharing the stage as a sideman with Jesse Ed Davis, Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Lowell Fulson, Joe Tex, and, of course, the great John Mayhall (following a four year tenure in Canned Heat).




David Gogo’s groove-fueled blend of blues and rock is the basis for a singular and storied music career. His songs have been featured in film and television and are regularly played on blues radio programs the world over. He has earned numerous Canadian blues accolades, including five JUNO nominations, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Saturday Night Blues Award, and multiple Maple Blues Awards. He has thirty years of performing and hundreds of thousands of tour miles under his belt. He’s played on stage with Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Diddley. He has opened for George Thorogood, ZZ Top, The Tragically Hip, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, Robert Cray, and Jimmy Vaughan among many others.