Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter became a major star in
the late '60s and early '70s. Since that time he's confirmed his reputation in
the blues world by working with Muddy Waters and continuing to play in
the style. Johnny formed his first band at 14 with his brother Edgar in Beaumont, and in the late
60's Winter formed a band with former
members of the McCoys, including second guitarist Rick Derringer. It was called
Johnny Winter And. He achieved a sales
peak in 1971 with the gold-selling "Live/Johnny Winter And." He returned in 1973
with "Still Alive and Well," his highest-charting album.
Constantly shifting between
simple country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson, to all-out electric slide
guitar blues-rock, – Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers
and guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues-rock and
American Southern rock. Still recording, touring, and writing a new book,"Raisin
Cane," he is just better than ever.