Walter Trout, Anna Popovic, Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Spotlight [VIDEO]
Trout spent five years in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and was a member of Canned Heat, two of the style’s supremely influential bands. He’s also supported a slew of classic artists including John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton and Joe Tex.As a front man the six-string virtuoso developed a reputation for tornado-strength live shows that led famed BBC disc jockey Bob Harris to call him “the world’s greatest rock guitarist” in his influential book The Whispering Years and won Trout the sixth spot on BBC Radio One’s list of the Top 20 guitarists of all time.
Anna Popovic also joins the Bluesfest lineup this year on Friday August 10th.Ana Popović’s father first introduced her to the blues, through an extensive record collection and sessions hosted at the family home. Popović founded her first band at age nineteen. Within a year, she was playing outside of her home country Yugoslavia and opening shows for American blues musicians. She has shared a stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy,Solomon Burke,Jonny Lang,Koko Taylor and Robert Cray
One of the coolist things to watch is a couple blues artists jammin, which you’ll see in the video. See you at the 24th Annual Bayfront Bluesfest!