Walter Trout Benefit Sunday, May 4

The local Blues community comes together on Sunday May 4, 3-6, to present a benefit show at the Gas Lamp for the blues and rock legend Walter Trout who is awaiting a liver transplant.

This show features Bob Pace and The Dangerous Band and The James Biehn Band. Neil Stoffregen, keyboard player with The Nadas, will perform with both bands.

The suggested donation of $10 at the door goes entirely towards the ailing icon’s emergency liver transplant fund and his recuperation.

The goal is to pull together talented local musicians to raise money and awareness of Walter Trout’s current predicament. This year marked the 25th anniversary of his solo career, but he is currently fighting for his life. It is hoped the event will be well supported by musicians and fans alike. Emcee is popular radio personality Andre Mosqueda, host of Andre’s Blues on KFMG.

Walter recently confirmed the release of his new CD entitled “The Blues Came Callin’”  which will be launched on June 2 despite his continuing health issues.

Gas Lamp is located at 1501 Grand in Des Moines.