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Welcome Back: Robin Trower

The bluesman and one-time ‘British Hendrix’ releases his 20th solo album on his 70th birthday.

When Robin Trower hit his commercial peak with 1974’s Bridge Of Sighs, it was hard to square the heady guitar pyrotechnics with the bashful man who brushed off Hendrix comparisons. Forty years later, Trower is still more about art than about ego. “It’s a matter of doing stuff for fun now,” he notes of latest release Something’s About To Change, which fuses the long-standing influence of blues titans such as Albert King with the funk of James Brown. “And hopefully selling enough to cover the cost of making the next one.”

Something’s About To Change is out on March 9 on V12/Manhaton. Trower tours the UK, with special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor, from March 26.

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