Check the last video the great Johnny Winter made. NPR has recently featured the video in its First Look segment.
Check it out HERE.
The Megaforce family would like to pass along condolences to the Winter Family. Johnny was a true pleasure to work with and he will be greatly missed.
“Blues legend Johnny Winter will release a new studio album, Step Back, September 2 via Megaforce Records. The album, the followup to 2011’s Roots, will find Winter exploring a more aggressive vintage-blues style.
The album also will feature a host of special guests, including Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Dr. John, Leslie West, Brian Setzer and Joe Bonnamassa….(READ MORE)
Premier Guitar did a great piece on Johnny Winter.
“Winter’s star continued to rise during those years, after Columbia Records persuaded him to form a new band with co-guitarist Rick Derringer that cut the influentialJohnny Winter And and Still Alive and Well sets”
Read the rest HERE.
Johnny Winters, one of Rolling Stone’s top guitar players of all time, is on the road and hitting festivals along the way.
He’ll be joining artists such as Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, Santana at the New Orleans JazzFest. More info is available HERE.
Johnny will also be at Dallas International Guitar Fest. More info is available HERE.
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live will travel to Austin, Texas for a week of shows associated with the 28th annual South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Festival. Guests for the week include Seth Rogen, Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Robert Duvall, Rachael Ray, Texas Governor Rick Perry and many more.
The show will feature musical performances by White Denim, Aloe Blacc, Damon Albarn, The Preatures, and 11 time Grammy winning Texas legend Willie Nelson.
Johnny Winter w/ Paul Nelson will be sitting in with the house band, Cleto and the Cletones this thursday 3/13 11pm EST
Join the celebration of the the legendary Johnny Winter’s 70th birthday!
Johnny still has plenty of dates left through the end of the year. Come out and see him when he swings through your part of the country. Also included below is a list of in-store appearances from Johnny and Masters Classes from Paul Nelson.
Fri 11/08/13, Ardmore, PA, The Ardmore Music Hall
In-store: Main Street Music, 4444 Main Street, Manayunk, PA 19127 (215)-487-7732 – 5pm to 6 pm
Master Class: 5 pm to 6 pm
Sat 11/09/13, Stanhope, NJ, Stanhope House
Sun 11/10/13, Fairfield, CT, Fairfield Theatre StageOne
In-store: Johnny’s, 45 Tokeneke Road, Darien, CT 06820, 203 655-0157 – 5pm to 6pm
Thu 11/14/13, Auburn Hills, MI, Callahan’s Music Hall
Master Class: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Fri 11/15/13, Fort Wayne, IN, C2G
In-store: Neat Neat Neat Records, 1836 South Calhoun St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802 260-241-3956 – 5 pm to 6pm
Sat 11/16/13, Akron, OH, Tangier Restaurant & Cabaret
In-store: Time Traveler, 2615 State Rd Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223, 330 923-4408 – 5pm to 6pm
Mon 11/18/13, St. Louis, MO, Old Rock House
Master Class: One hour before soundcheck
In-store: Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314 721-4096 – 5pm to 6pm
Wed 11/20/13, Athens, GA, The Melting Point
In-store: Wuxtry Athens, 197 E. Clayton St., Athens, GA 30601, 706 369-9428 – 5pm to 6pm
Fri 11/22/13, Boca Raton, FL, The Funky Biscuit
Appearing at “Southwest Florida Blues Festival”
Sat 11/23/13, Cape Coral, FL, Sunsplash Water Park
Appearing at “Space Coast Rock “N” Blues Festival”
Sun 11/24/13, Malabar, FL, Valkaria Airport
In-store: Vinyl Request Records, 501 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901, 321 208-5455 – 5pm to 6pm
Sat 12/14/13, Southbridge, MA, Mill Street Brews
Additional dates can be found ://www.piedmonttalent.
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The legendary Johnny Winter releases his new studio album entitled Roots on September 27, 2011. This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to the iconic blues heroes whose pioneering music influenced Winter’s own signature sound. Roots is the follow up to his Grammy-nominated I’m a Blues Man, and includes a host of special guests join Winter trading licks in honoring his idols.
About Johnny: When you talk about Johnny Winter, you are talking about a person who walked with the originators of the artform. A man who played Woodstock, jammed with everyone from Muddy Waters to Jimi Hendrix to Willie Dixon to Albert Collins to John Lee Hooker to Janis Joplin to Steve Ray Vaughan – the list is full of endless icons. Johnny Winter has been the unofficial torch-bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Johnny had a special relationship with Muddy Waters and is often credited with revitalizing the legendary guitarist, where Winter produced and played on Waters’ Grammy-winning comeback album Hard Again, Grammy-winning I’m Ready (1978), Grammy-winning Muddy Mississippi Waters Live (1979) and also King Bee (1980). Johnny was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.