I am currently in a mood to explore good, hard blues (not for any personal circumstances - my life is absolutely fine right now, but I just want some cranked up blues). I like Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and stacks of other players, but now and I then I don't want to hear anything fancy - just a guitar with a healthy amount of gain and some basic tunes played well. I picked up a couple of Walter Trout albums (Blues for the Modern Daze and We're All In This Together) and they really hit the spot. I dig his voice, and he plays a Strat loud enough to make it interesting for me. I reckon I'll be grabbing a few more albums over the next few weeks (or days). [The funny thing is that Trout's tune with Bonamassa ("We're All In This Together") is exactly what I'm after. Joe should do a bit more of that!] Anyone else here dig the Troutmeister? Or is he a bit too loud and rocky for the tan pants brigade?