Blues Rock Legend: ROBIN TROWER!

Today's Elevenses Throws Eleven Quick Questions At 'Blues Rock Legend' Robin Trower!

Robin Trower has persisted through the decades, his enduring power and intensified guitar workmanship stunning his faithful fans and influencing a generation of players. His new CD "Seven Moons" with legendary bass player Jack Bruce, will shine in all directions with Trower and Bruce at the top of their game.

Trower stepped forward into the "guitar god" limelight taking the world by storm in the early 70's keeping "straight-ahead" AOR high above the rest. His renowned and captivating live concert performances kept his fan base loyal and proud over years with a broad based discography in which the artist was continuously reinventing himself.

So what’s your drink of choice at 11am in the morning?

Coffee – Italian Roast!

Which song/album really made you want to play guitar?

Scottie Moore on Elvis early tracks.

Who’s the world’s greatest guitarist?

I don’t know who the world’s greatest guitarist is but my favourite Blues guitarist is Albert King and my favourite Rock’n Roll guitarist is Jimi Hendrix!

Who’s the world’s most underrated guitarist?

Two names spring to mind – Hubert Sumlin and Albert King!

So what are you up to at the moment?

Rehearsing to start touring in the U.S. and Europe in the New Year.

What was the last gig you went to (as a member of the audience)?
Who would be in your dream line-up?

The last gig that I actually paid money at the door and stood in the audience (in awe) was Albert King!

Al Jackson on drums

Jack Bruce on Bass

James Brown on vocals

Albert King on guitar.

How many guitars do your own and which one is ‘your precious’?

I have 6 Strats - 4 of which are my Signature Models but I don’t really have a particular favourite.

What’s the last great album that you bought (or were given)?

The last great music that I bought was the Box Set of Howlin Wolf, covering all his greatest tracks.

Do you suffer from stage fright?


So what’s your drink of choice at 11pm in the evening?

Glass of spring water.

Buy Seven Moons here

(Interview - New Year 2008)