Great news for Bonn’s many Blues fans – The legendary Johnny Winter is booked for an appearance at The Harmonie next March.
Winter, who last played at the Museumsplatz in May 2007 to an audience of thousands with brother Edgar, recently released a new CD ‘Roots’ to critical acclaim and is said to be in better health than for a long while.
For 40 years Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing with Columbia Records in 1969, he immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues with a powerful combination of authentic Texas funk and his own high energy interpretation for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Constantly shifting between primal country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson to scorching electric slide guitar, Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and influential guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues rock and American Southern rock à la the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Throughout the 70s and 80s he was the unofficial torch bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.
Performing now with a renewed vigor and fire it would be an understatement to say that he is “back”. In fact, he never left. He is just better than ever.
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