United States - English (United Kingdom) United States

The Blues (Signed) [USA]

Walter Trout

“The Blues - Why it Still Hurts So Good” signed and with message by Marie Trout.
To its fans in the 21st century, blues music acts as a good friend that provides comfort, restoration, and connection to something "real."
After conducting a Grounded Theory study, of over a thousand blues fans, industry professionals, and musicians, and analyzing the findings, Marie Trout, PhD, manager and wife of international blues rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Walter Trout, found that today’s blues fans (who are primarily white baby boomers) find musical enjoyment, respite, friendships, and generally feel encouraged, strengthened, and—yes find healing—through their love of blues music.
Providing context for these findings, Marie explores what historically readied this generation particularly for blues music and its subtle mood-enhancing, cathartic qualities. The book goes further by exploring these, almost mysterious, healing qualities of blues music.
Current blues fans often express their frustration with the culture they live in. Showing how blues today still acts as a universal gift from the base of humanity providing antidote to fast-paced, fragmented, and often superficial popular culture is a story told by blues audiences today. In this book, their voices are compiled, sorted, and highlighted through storytelling and analysis as another way of honoring the legacy of blues originators.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the HART Fund, established by The Blues Foundation for musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. The fund provides acute, chronic and preventive medical care.

Select Product Size

This product is currently unavailable


I’d like to be the first to know when this is available again.

Product ID: WLTRT06
Category: Paperback Book

You Recently Viewed