John Dawson Winter was born in Beaumont Texas on February 23, 1944. By the time he was 15 he formed his own band with brother Edgar age12, called Johnny and the Jammers. At 17, he pestered BB King in letting him sit in where he got a standing ovation. His big breakthrough came in 1968, when rolling Stone featured him in a piece about the Texas Music scene.A bidding war ensued and Johnny signed to Columbia for a $600,000 advance, supposedly the largest advance given to rock act.
He has super impressive chops with the heart of a bluesman. In the late 70's, he helped resurrect Muddy Water 's career. Winning a Grammy and bringing Muddy to a larger audience and big pay days For over 40 years, he has blazed a trail of lightning quick licks and fiery solos. He's an original to say the latest. On Friday December 30, the Johnny Winter Band play the Narrows Center for the Arts. As of this writing we have about 40 tickets left. Johnny is looking and playing better than ever. Come out and greet rock and royalty.
Here are are few classic you tube videos of Johnny through the years
Here's Johnny ripping it up at Woodstock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6kPQLLLYAc&feature=related
Here's a totally rocking Jumpin Jack Flash form a UK TV show in 74 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQPlU5q1CBI&feature=related
Johnny and Muddy circa 78 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6jXIaDXcYI
Johnny B Goode 84 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGEUFq7jYGI
Johnny in 2011 at the Coach House, in California http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpbJnXsWHDA