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For Robin Trower, the next great song is always right there at his fingertips. For five decades, the iconic British bluesman has written the same way. The valves glow in his Marshall amplifier. Those fabled hands roam the neck of his Fender Stratocaster. Then the music starts to flow: raw and real, played with fire and skill, untainted by commercial aspirations, accompanied by lyrics that get to the guts of the matter. The songs always come when Im playing the guitar, explains Trower of his creative process. Everything starts from there
So too began Trowers latest studio album, Coming Closer To The Day. Its rare to find a 60s legend still on trailblazing form in their eighth decade. But while Trowers peers recycle the old hits or retreat from view, the 73-year-old guitarist finds himself in a golden late-bloom of creativity. In recent years, his solo output has been championed by both press and public, with the impact of 2014s Somethings About To Change, 2016s Where You Are Going To and 2017s Time & Emotion setting up some of his best-attended US dates since he conquered that continent with Bridge Of Sighs in the mid-70s. I had two really excellent tours in 17 and 18, he reflects. A really great turnout, great response from the crowd. Its been wonderful, really.