Johnny Winter Schedule
Voted one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time, Johnny Winter has
retained his title as an unrivaled true guitar hero since he first inked a deal with Columbia Records in 1969. Winter has
championed his own blend of Texas funk and Southern rock to keep the blues genre consistently moving forward.
Winter unleashed his distinctive perspective on classic blues very early in his career by mashing authentic Texas funk with
a high-octane interpretation of roots music, an eclectic mixture that landed Winter the unofficial role as blues torch bearer
throughout the 1970s and 1980s. By alternately championing and aiding the careers of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and other
idols as he drove his own musical legacy forward, Winter found himself consistently shifting between primal country blues
to burning electric slide guitar.
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and Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio; Fargo Theatre in Fargo, North Dakota; Belle Mehus City Auditorium in Bismarck, North Dakota;
The Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri; Iridium Jazz Club in New York, New York; Rusty Nail in Stowe, Vermont; NYCB Theatre at
Westbury, New York; Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania; and more! To stay on top of Johnny Winter's full concert schedule,
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Johnny Winter grew up in Beaumont, Texas, where he picked up guitar early on, while his brother, Edgar,
learned to play the sax and keyboards. Before they knew it, they were performing professionally, recording tunes for local
labels. They called themselves Johnny & the Jammers and released "School Day Blues"/"You Know I Love You" in 1959. Winter
went on to release other tracks like "Gangster of Love"/"Eternally" and "Gone for Bad"/"I Won't Believe It." In the late '60s,
Winter concentrated solely on blues rock and collaborated with John "Red" Turner (drums) and Tommy Shannon (bass) to establish
a musical trio. In August of that year, they recorded The Progressive Blues Experiment, which was issued locally. By the end
of the year, Winter's big break arrived in the form of a Rolling Stone magazine article, covering the Texas music scene. "The
hottest item outside of Janis Joplin," writers John Burks and Larry Sepulvado penned, "... remains in Texas. If you can imagine
a hundred and thirty-pound cross-eyed albino with long fleecy hair playing some of the gutsiest fluid blues guitar you have
ever heard, then enter Johnny Winter." The article caused quite a flurry among labels and venue owners alike. Steve Paul,
a club owner from New York, immediately booked a flight to Texas and persuaded Winter to take him on as his manager. Paul
arranged negotiations among the big-time record labels. CBS Records inked a deal with Winter, awarding him $600,000 as an
advance. For his new label, Winter cut his eponymous album, which landed at No. 23 on the charts. Winter played the legendary
Woodstock festival in 1969. His sophomore album for Columbia, Second Winter, also arrived that year and scored the No. 55
spot. By the spring of 1970, Winter severed his trio and recruited past members of the McCoys. Their debut self-titled album
together didn't fare too well on the charts - landing at No. 154. But their Live Johnny Winter And (1971), netted the No.
40 spot, and three years later, it claimed gold certification.
As with many musicians, Winter unfortunately succumbed
to a heroin addiction. He put his career on hold while being hospitalized. He eventually returned to the road and came out
with albums like Saints & Sinners (1974); Nothin' But the Blues (1977); and Raisin' Cain(1980); among others. Today, he
continues to showcase his eclectic brand of music on tour.
Johnny Winter Albums
After his eponymous premiere
album was issued through Columbia in 1969, Winter went on to record over 30 additional albums, a few of which he collaborated
with blues legend Muddy Waters in the 1970s. With Waters, he produced three Grammy Award-winning albums. They include: Hard
Again (1977); I'm Ready (1978); and Muddy "Mississippi" Waters - Live (1979).
Although there are many bootlegs and unofficial
releases swirling around today, some of Johnny Winter's official albums include: The Progressive Blues Experiment (1968);
Serious Business (1985); The Winter of '88 (1988); Let Me In (1991); Hey, Where's Your Brother (1992); I'm a Bluesman (2004);
Roots (2011) and more.
Johnny Winter Trivia
Not many musicians can say they got their start in a Rolling
Stone article, but Johnny Winter can. The Beaumont, Texas, native was mentioned in a 1968 article underlining music of Winter's
home state and was eventually flooded with signing offers from some of the largest labels in the business.
Winter Concert Experience
In recent years, Winter has proven his prevailing energy by popping up at numerous blues
and rock festivals (including Eric Clapton's Crossroads), picking, strumming and jamming alongside groups like Lynyrd Skynyrd
and the Allman Brothers Band, and continuing to record original material.
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to see blues great Johnny Winter perform live. This treasured artist has made music for more than three decades, and there
seems to be no end in sight for this talented musician! Be there as he takes the stage and wows the crowd with his classic
blues voice and unparalleled proficiency on the guitar. Check StubHub for the latest tour dates and information about Johnny
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