Legendary American blues guitarist, Johnny Winter, passed away 16 July, in a Zurich hotel room.
Born in Texas in 1944, the guitarist formed a band with his brother, Edgar Winter, in their teens. By 1960, he had recorded his first singles as Johnny and the Jammers. Discovering the blues, Johnny played and recorded with Texas R&B outfits through the 1960s steadily building his reputation as a guitarist.
Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale) Deluxe Edition CD Box Set and Special edition 4 LP set are now available for pre-ordering from Surfdog Records. The Breeze has performances of beloved JJ Cale songs by EC, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks, Don White and others and is named for Cale's 1972 single “Call Me The Breeze.” The deluxe CD and special LP sets are available only from Surfdog Records. visit the shop at Surfdog.com to pre-order.
Johnny Winter releases perhaps his greatest album on September 2, 2014 on Sony/Megaforce Records! Step Back features an amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon.From Johnny's legendary three Grammy-winning producing albums for Muddy Waters, to his Woodstock performance, to playing Madison Square Garden with Janis Joplin to playing with Jimi Hendrix (with Hendrix on bass), Johnny Winter walked with greatness... and continues to walk with greatness on his new album, Step Back.