Robin Trower – Where Are You Going To is the Latest from the Legendary Guitarist!

Robin Trower's latest studio album is Where Are You Going To, released in early 2016.

For well over 40 years, Robin Trower has been a criminally underrated guitarist, fusing hard rock and blues sounds to create something truly memorable. Many a classic record has helped the former Procol Harum guitarist to stand on his own. While his name is not as immediately recognizable as his rock and blues contemporaries of the day, it has not stopped him from maintaining a solid fan base, performing gigs and recordings into his 70s. With his solo band, Trower has released over 20 studio albums, in addition to several live recordings and collaborations. The fact that his name does not show up on more “Greatest Guitarists” lists is absolutely criminal.

Trower is still active today; he actually released an album entitled Something’s About to Change last year. While I am absolutely a Trower fan, it was a fairly generic bluesy album that did not win me over, though it was not a bad release by any means either. A mere year later, Trower is back with another new studio release! How does Where Are You Going To measure up, and will the fans want to add this one to their Robin Trower collections?


Robin Trower's latest studio album is Where Are You Going To, released in early 2016.
Robin Trower’s released Where Are You Going To in early 2016.


Where Are You Going To is an album that is not going to disappoint longtime Robin Trower fans. The record is more of a straightforward rock-centric release than Something’s About to Change was, but it is still very much a blues album at the same time. The end results speak for themselves; this is Robin Trower at his finest in years. The sounds are not quite as fast or heavy as those classic 70s records that established Trower as a solo artist, but this record still holds up from start to finish, with nary a dull moment.

I would be lying if I said I thought Robin Trower would still be up and going strong after so many years having passed by, but Where Are You Going To is solid enough proof that he is not going away any time soon. The ideal fusion of blues and rock sounds; this is a record that longtime Trower fans are going to want to pick up. Highly recommended!



By Taylor Carlson

Taylor T Carlson Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.” In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests. Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.

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