Legendary blues musician Johnny Winter will take the stage in Dahlonega Saturday night.
For those who may not be familiar or just plain too young to remember, Winter’s career goes back nearly half a century to the hey day of rock and roll.
According to his official website, Winter’s big breakthrough came “in 1968 when Rolling Stone writers Larry Sepulvado and John Burks featured him in a piece on the Texas Music scene.” After a bidding war between labels, Columbia eventually signed Winter. Johnny’s self-titled 1969 disc put him on the national scene permanently. The album peaked at No. 24 on the billboard chart. Winter performed with his brother, Edgar, for many years, but has enjoyed a recent comeback.
Winter has been headlining at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Blues Festival and Swedish Rock Fest. Warner Bros. has now released a 40th anniversary DVD of Woodstock: 3 Days of Love and Peace the Director’s cut featuring, for the first time, Johnny playing his smoking classic “Meantown Blues.”
Find out more about Johnny Winter at his website.