The blues legend himself, Robin Trower, shows no sign of slowing down. Now in his eighth decade, Robin is still trailblazing creativity with his forthcoming album ‘Coming Closer to The Day’ set to be released on 22nd March and preceded by its lead track ‘Diving Bell’.
Robin’s back pages leave no doubt of his towering contribution. Follow the thread back to ’50s Southend, where the teenage Trower lived and breathed a vinyl collection that left an indelible mark on him. Making his first mark in R&B hopefuls The Paramounts, he then forged his reputation over a five-album tenure with Procol Harum.
His solo career exploded in 1974 with ‘Bridge Of Sighs’, the gold-selling masterpiece. That wave of popularity carried Trower into a series of celebrated collaborations with Jack Bruce that began with B.L.T. (1981), and even saw him guesting on tracks for Bryan Ferry’s acclaimed Taxi (1993).
The calibre of the songwriting on ‘Coming Closer To The Day’ is matched by Trower’s performances, with the bandleader handling all instruments except the drums. His basslines are supple and rhythmic, his vocals growl and and the lead guitar work only adds to his reputation as an all-time-great soloist.