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42 min ago | Herald Gazette

The many facets of Johnny Winter

In the midst of the 1960s British invasion of blues-based artists such as Eric Clapton and even the Beatles, Johnny Winter was probably the first American blues artist I followed, until I discovered Chess Records by going to school outside of Chicago.


Related Topix: Blues, Eric Clapton, Switzerland, World News, Point Blank, TX

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Guitar World

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Discusses Muddy Waters' 'Hard...

" Hard Again is not just one of the greatest blues albums of all time, it's one of the greatest albums of all time.


Related Topix: Blues, Muddy Waters, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Cotton, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

The Star Online

Blues titan Johnny Winter displayed an authentic feel for the genre

The story of the blues and rock guitarist Johnny Winter, who has died suddenly aged 70 on July 16, is both a cautionary tale and a lesson in how to stay true to your own instincts.


Related Topix: Blues, Muddy Waters, Pop/Rock, John Lennon, Leland, MS

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Fricke's Picks Radio: X, P.F. Sloan and Johnny Winter

Sometimes, in this game, you just get lucky. I was in Los Angeles on assignment on a recent weekend, with an unexpected free night.


Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment


Entertainment venue promoters lament death of music icon

LOW NOTES: Johnny Winter was scheduled to bring his tour, in support of his forthcoming "Step Back" disc, to the Granite State, prompting entertainment venue officials to talk about the holes left in show lineups, as well as in the hearts of music enthusiasts.


Related Topix: Blues, Plymouth, NH, Londonderry, NH, Eric Clapton, Marketing, Theater, Arts

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Rock 'N' Roll Blues Fest at bergenPAC to Serve as Johnny Winter Tribute, 8/8

The music world lost a legend last week with the passing of Johnny Winter , one of the best Blues guitarists the world has ever known... What was originally slated as Rock'n'Blues Fest to be headlined by Johnny Winter at Bergen Performing Arts Center will now be a tribute in his honor featuring his brother Edgar Winter along with Vanilla Fudge, ... (more)


Related Topix: Blues

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Edgar Winter Band and More Set for Rock 'N' Blues Fest - a...

Edgar Winter Band and More Set for ROCK 'N' BLUES FEST - A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY WINTER at the King Center, 8/13 "ROCK 'N' BLUES FEST - A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY WINTER" will feature the Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera, formerly of Rare Earth, and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds, in tribute to the late, great, legendary blues guitarist on ... (more)


Related Topix: Blues

JD Supra

Looking Back on Johnny Winter and GSK's 2001 China Bribery Scandal

Johnny Winter died yesterday. He was one of the greatest rock and roll guitarists of all-time.


Related Topix: Blues, Beaumont, TX, US News

Sun Jul 20, 2014

NA Confidential

R.I.P. Johnny Winter.

First, at least for me, there was Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter's brother. In 1973, during the summer between the 7th and 8th grades, The Edgar Winter Group had a hit instrumental called "Frankenstein."


Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, The Edgar Winter Group

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Gov't Mule Honors Johnny Winter At Minnesota Zoo

Warren Haynes and Co. opened the show with a cover of "Good Morning Little School Girl" that was dedicated to Winter.


Related Topix: Blues, Gov't Mule, Sonny Boy Williamson, Black Entertainment, B.B. King

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria.


Related Topix: Blues, Associated Press, Muddy Waters, Tracy Nelson, Mother Earth, Acid-Jazz, Opinion

The Two River Times

7/18 - Music Icon's Death has Local Implications

Blues-rock musician Johnny Winter, who died on Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, was expected to appear with his brother, Edgar, on Aug. 3, as part of the Count Basie Theatre's "Appetite" culinary arts festival.


Related Topix: Blues, Switzerland, World News, Life, Food, Food Festival

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Johnny Winter And: An Appreciation

It was sad news in the music world to hear of the passing of Johnny Winter . A blues great, a genuine anomaly, being a long haired albino, but the blues was somehow in Johnny's soul and veins, and the Texan guitarslinger proved beyond doubt to everyone he was the real thing.


Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, Aerosmith

The Stranger

RIP: Blues Guitarsonist Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter , the older brother of Edgar " Frankenstein " Winter , died this past Wednesday.


Related Topix: Blues, Beaumont, TX


Johnny Winter Knew What to Do

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Related Topix: Blues, Texas

Dallas Observer

Texas Musicians Remember Johnny Winter

For more than 50 years, Johnny Winter made his guitar sing the blues. A lightning fast player mixed with a growling voice, Winter was part of a long lineage of Texas blues guitarists like Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker and Stevie Ray Vaughan who simply didn't just play the blues but channeled them as if their fingers were lightning rods.


Related Topix: Texas, Blues, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tornado, Natural Disasters

Albany Times Union

Beaumont native Johnny Winter remembered as blues icon

Johnny Winter and Janis Joplin on stage at Madison Square Garden in 1969. Photo courtesy of the book "Raisin' Cain" The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter", copyright 2010 by Mary Lou Sullivan Johnny Winter and Janis Joplin on stage at Madison Square Garden in 1969.


Related Topix: Blues, Getty Images, WireImage

High Times

The Death Of Johnny Winter

A frail albino from Beaumont, Texas, Winter struggled through a life of alienation, addiction, injuries and illnesses to become one of the greatest guitarists of all time.


Related Topix: Blues, Fillmore, NY, Drugs, Marijuana

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Johnny Winter's Death: Rockers React on Social Media

The timing of Johnny Winter 's death - while on tour and preparing for the release of a guest-packed new studio album - has only added to the emotional impact for fans.


Related Topix: Blues, Switzerland, World News, Aerosmith, Pop/Rock


Johnny Winter R.I.P

Back in the late 60's / early 70's, many of Johnny's contemporaries called him the best white-blues guitar player around.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, B.B. King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan