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  • The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States (map)

The Cedar Presents


Thursday Jan 31, 2019 Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM

All Ages

$30 Advance / $35 Day of Show

This is a seated show. This show is sold out.

Label mates Walter Trout (winner of multiple Blues Music Awards, Lifetime British Blues Awards, SENA Guitar Award, #1 Billboard Blues Chart) and Eric Gales (a prodigy and guitar phenom voted Top 5 Guitarist by Blues Rock Review in 2017, 4th Best Guitarist in the World in 2015 by Gibson Guitars, and Best Guitarist in 2010 by Guitarist Magazine) team up for a high-octane, high-emotion co-bill hitting eight select cities in the US in 2019. 

This will be a unique opportunity to catch two artists who each represent a story of survival that is as real as it gets. Both artists know what it means to be down and out, and they both know what it is like to fight through hardship and come out on the other side stronger than ever. Gales has fought and won his battle with addiction, and Trout additionally has overcome end-stage liver disease and a liver transplant in the eleventh hour. 

Their amazing guitar playing, powerful vocals, talented bands, their stories from the edge, as well as their infectious love of music and deep appreciation for life will make this an event not to be missed. Each artist will appear with his own band and end the evening with an ear-melting jam finale. 

Both artists are set to release new albums in late January.

Walter Trout

One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world
— Joe Bonamossa