Walter Trout & The Radicals return to Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd. in Auburn Hills, for another evening of scorching blues tonight (March 24). Trout first earned fame during a five-year stint as guitarist with Canned Heat. He was then invited to join John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, where he shared the stage with fellow six-string warrior Coco Montoya.
Since his stint with the Bluesbreakers, Trout has enjoyed a 20-plus year career as a solo artist.
|Mark "Pazman" Pasman|
“He’s incredibly sincere and very ‘un-rock star-ish,’” said Mark “Pazman” Pasman, who will open the show with one of his Supersessions. “He’s very down-to-earth and a good man. I’m looking forward to hanging out with him.”
Pazman, on-air host of the "Motor City Blues Project" show on WCSX (94.7 FM) on Sunday evenings, has performed in his popular Supersessions for many years. He’s always looking for new musicians to perform with and new musical genres to explore.
|Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin|
This Supersession will feature singer-songwriters Billy Brandt (guitar, mandolin) and Sarana Verlin (guitar, violin), along with longtime Pazman cohort Jimmy “Pickles” Nicholls on vocals and harmonica.
“We’ll do a sort of unplugged set to get things going for Mr. Trout,” Pazman said.
“We’re going to get Pazman to twang a little,” said Brandt, whose musical collaborations with VerLin show influences of Americana and Celtic music. “We came up with six or seven cool grooves and we’re going to do some of our bluesier numbers, such as ‘Mexico’ and ‘Hogback Road.’”
Tickets are $22-$35. The show starts at 8 p.m.
For information on Walter Trout, click www.myspace.com/waltertrout. For information on Callahan’s, click www.atcallahans.com. For information on Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin, click www.drumdancerecords.com
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