August 19 street date. However fast or far a man travels, he can never truly outrun his past. Walter Trout knows this better than anyone. As he embarked on his 30th solo album, "Ride", the iconic US blues-rock guitarist found himself eyeing the horizon and the green shoots of his triumphant late career. Even now, aged 70, Trout was still writing fresh chapters of his life story. The last time we saw Trout stepping out, he was on the road in support of 2020's "Ordinary Madness": a universally acclaimed album that debuted at #2 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Since then, Walter has taken some much-needed time off to refocus. "I've been at this since 1969, when I started out in the New Jersey bars", he reflects. "Suddenly, I'm sat on my ass for sixteen months, although I did still practice guitar every day. This album is a snapshot of how I was feeling through this pandemic. I think I still have something new to say about the world, and that's important to me". By now, Trout knows that nobody ever really leaves their old selves behind. But with "Ride" providing an emotional release-valve - both for its creator and his loyal listeners - perhaps this veteran artist can reconcile with his past, accept his future, and live in the present as it unfolds.