“I think the blues will always be around,” Johnny Winter once said. “People need it.”
Amen to that. And the beauty of Johnny Winter is that he does his part to keep the blues alive. The legendary blues man has been cranking out electric blues for decades, and continues to bring his show on the road.
He’ll do just that on Saturday, when he takes the stage at the Irvington Town Hall Theater.
Winter, the older brother of multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter, is all about guitar blues. He once said he’d just as soon spend the night watching acoustic blues as he would be playing it. Thankfully, he spends a lot of time playing it.
As we told you in our recent Listening Room profile of the ranchy-voiced guitar slinger, Winter grew up playing music with his kid brother. The two still tour as a unit, and still get as much of a kick out of their music as they did as kids.
Perhaps Johnny never got the acclaim that other blues guitarists got, but he’s certainly been true to his calling. And blues fans and music critics have been tuned in to his talent since the 1970s.
Our recommendation is to go out and give him a listen. He never disappoints on stage.
Check out the details at the Irvington Town Hall Theater website.
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