News: WALTER TROUT is the latest inductee in “The GRTR! Grotto of Greatness” (May 2023)
9 May 2023 News
The latest inductee to “The GRTR! Grotto of Greatness” is blues/rock guitarist Walter Trout.
A major retrospective following Trout’s career in the millennium will be published on 1 May by rock website Get Ready to ROCK! and throughout the month Get Ready to ROCK! Radio will feature more of his music.
Blues/Features Editor Pete Feenstra has promoted Walter’s gigs as well as writing about them and he makes a major contribution to the two decade overview.
As Pete wrote in 2012 “Damn right Walter’s got the blues! But he’s thrown out the clichés, blown away the cobwebs, and reconnected the genre with our daily lives and jammed it to its maximum potential.”
Ten years later, reviewing Trout’s latest album Feenstra commented “This well crafted album barely wastes a word or a note, while his band’s intuitive accompaniment matches his own heartfelt commitment to songs that arguably lead him to a career high.”
A regular visitor to the UK, Walter Trout plays dates in May.
Pete Feenstra has recently authored a blues rock “primer” as a contribution to Get Ready to ROCK!’s 20th anniversary. Several reviewers have produced an overview of their chosen genre over a two-decade period. Feenstra’s essay is perhaps the most comprehensive and will provide both an unrivalled overview and informed introduction to the blues and blues rock genre since 2003.
The equivalent of the “Hall of Fame” the Grotto honours selected artists who have been covered consistently at rock website Get Ready to ROCK! over a period of 20 years. The promotion is part of the website’s 20th anniversary celebrations and will feature a different artist or band each month in 2023.
The GRTR!@20 promotion celebrates 20 years of the popular rock website Get Ready to ROCK! The website’s archive of reviews and interviews will be highlighted as well as new features celebrating 20 years of activity.
So far this year “The Grotto” has welcomed The Darkness (January), Chantel McGregor (February) , Eleanor McEvoy (March) and Joe Bonamassa (April).
The latest entrant in “The Grotto” was announced live on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 23 April.
Feature (May 2023)