A torch-bearer for the blues, Johnny Winter’s artistic canon offers a clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock styles.
Johnny Winter will release his new studio album “Roots” on September 27, 2011 via Megaforce Record, paying homage to the iconic blues heroes.
Dave Brubeck, Brian Wilson, Roberta Flack, Johnny Winter and others are scheduled to perform at various New York venues throughout June
Rock Legends Cruise departs Dec. 1 from Florida
Set includes tracks by Johnny Winter, Albert Collins and other blues greats
Nonetheless, having Winter’s cooperation resulted in a more interesting range of photographs than other biographies.
If you are a fan of rock ‘n’ roll history then the Rock Con festival in New Jersey is the place you want to be. On three days — July 30 through August 1 — the festival promotes itself as the “Weekend …
Not exactly the picture of health these days, with his thin, frail frame ravaged by past drug abuse and time, the 63-year-old Johnny Winter is still capable of knocking out crowds every night with a dizzying array of electric blues-rock punches.
Chicago didn’t give birth the blues. But the genre metamorphosed there. The king of electric post-war Chicago blues was slide guitarist Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield, 1915-83). Filmed in 1981, “Live At Chicagofest” (Shout! Factory) shows him as down-home regal but aging.
Sunday’s lineup was again packed with rockers: The Band, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter, and Jimi Hendrix. Attendance estimates kept rising, and the state police figure was 450,000, while others rounded it off to an even half-million.