Walter Trout (photo by Jeff Katz)

Walter Trout (photo by Jeff Katz)

Walter Trout may be one of the most powerful guitar players the blues world has ever witnessed, working with the likes of John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Jesse Ed Davis, Canned Heat and leader of his own outfit. But as a human he is as vulnerable as each and every one of us. Fighting liver disease for the past several months, Trout has been hospitalized at UCLA, in and out of intensive care while awaiting a potential liver transplant that is necessary to save his life. Forced to cancel most of his scheduled touring for the year, Trout is in desperate need to raise money to support his family and to cover the extensive fees that will arise from surgery, hospitalization, rehab and physical therapy

There have been a handful of venues and organizations around the world that have stepped up to support Walter Trout in his time of need. A huge thanks goes out to Jan Bisconer, Larry Toering and the Trails End Saloon for putting together a full weekend of performances aimed at bringing a little comfort to Trout from his friends and fans here in Oregon.

Running over Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th, both dates will start at 3:00 pm and continue until closing each night. Suggested donation is $10.00, but no one will be turned away and there is no set minimum for donation.100% of all donations will go directly to Walter & Marie Trout. Guests with financial hardships are welcome. We need everyone coming together with prayers, hugs, music, donations, dance, togetherness, wellness, healing, appreciation & love, for all! This event will be family friendly, with those under 21 able to attend up until 9:00 pm. A silent auction will also be held. The Muddy Award winning Trails End Saloon is located at 1320 Main Street in Oregon City.

Performances confirmed at press time include:

Saturday, May 3rd: “The Bluesmen” Jimmy McG & Dennis Mitchell; Margo Tufo Band featuring Doug Rowell; Franco Paletta & The Stingers; Brian Harrison & Last Draw; D Vincent Black & The Jupiter Gurus.

Sunday, May 4th: Ron Hampton; Annika Forrest Project; Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls; Bridge City Blues Band; Nico Wind & Free Reign; Bolt Upright, Duffy Bishop, Chris Carlson & Friends

Please send prayers, posts, letters….. it all matters. Money buys us a lot . . . it does not buy us our Spirituality ~ Donations at the door *no set min….we can all contribute to the best of our abilities! If you’re unable to attend this event, you can still help. Please visit the following fundraising website and make your donation. Thank you.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/walter-trout-needs-a-new-liver-you-can-help-/151911