Wielding a modified Fender Electric XII, Johnny Winter shocked
guitarists like a bolt of lightning from a Texas thunderstorm with his
national debut in 1968. Since then, he has burned through electric
blues like an acetylene torch.
In the early ’70s, encouraged by his manager to rock out, Winter joined forces with former McCoys guitarist Rick Derringer to form Johnny Winter And. A bout with drug addiction briefly sidelined Winter in 1972, but he soared back in 1973, and became a top arena-rock act. In the late ’70s, he produced and played on a series of comeback albums for his idol and mentor Muddy Waters. In the ’90s, Winter endured a slow decline, both physically and artistically. Fortunately, he has gained strength since the new millennium, and garnered the reverence and respect due a master bluesman.
Cloud Microphones Releases The Cloudlifter Zi Vari-Z Instrument DI
Watch Metallica Perform “One” with Lang Lang Live in Beijing
Ashdown Releases Funk Face – Stuart Zender Signature Twin Dynamic Filter Pedal
Top Music Gear Picks from Day 2 of the 2017 NAMM Show
Sennheiser Launches New Frequency Variants for Evolution Wireless 300 and 500 Series Microphone Systems
Focusrite Red 8Pre Interface Is Available Now
Top Keyboard Gear Picks for NAMM 2017, Day 2
Ibanez Celebrates the JEM with 30th Anniversary Model
Watch Nita Straussâ€™ Shred in New Video for â€œPandemoniumâ€
Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 10 Greatest Guitar Moments
Hellyeah Premiere New Music Video, "Love Falls"
Thy Art Is Murder Announce the Return of Vocalist C.J. McMahon, Premiere New Single, "No Absolution"
Falling In Reverse Premiere New Song, "Loser," Announce New Album Details
NAMM 2017: Jackson Guitars Releases New Dinky Models
NAMM 2017: Taylor Guitars Unveils Academy Series and 800 Deluxe Series
NAMM 2017: EVH Announces New EVH Striped Series 5150 Guitar Based on the Original
Copyright ©2017 by NewBay Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 28 East 28th Street, 12th floor, New York, NY 10016 T (212) 378-0400 F (212) 378-0470