Johnny Winter plus Samuel James
Born in Beaumont, Texas, guitar slinger Johnny Winter has built a personal legacy of the blues over three decades. His signature guitar style (acoustic, slide and electric) is a blend of raw power and blues virtuosity that draws homage from guitar shredders everywhere. Winter was at the forefront of the American blues revival of the 60s, delivering a mind-boggling set at Woodstock in 1969. Close to 20 years later, the Smashing Pumpkins paid tribute to the guitarist's fire on "Tribute to Johnny," recorded during the epic "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" sessions.
Winter is credited with reviving the career of his idol, blues legend Muddy Waters, in 1977 when he lured Waters back into the studio and produced the first of two Grammy-winning records, "Hard Again." The two musicians forged a deep and lasting alliance based on their mutually heavy take on the blues. In December, he was a featured guest at the annual three-day "Xmas Jam," a collection of over 30 bands and rock superstars hosted by Allman Bros. guitarist Warren Haynes in Ashville, NC.
Samuel James shares Winter's heavy affinity for pure blues - and happens to call Portland home. He draws comparisons to Keb Mo' - or better. Americana UK states "If the Wu Tang Clan covered Robert Johnson, it may sound a bit like this."
Johnny Winter & Muddy Chicago Blues Fest 1981 "Goin Down Slow
Johnny Winter at Woodstock 8/17/69, "Meantown Blues"
Samuel James "Whoooo Rosa" slide instrumental
Johnny Winter Web site: http://www.johnnywinter.net/welcome/
Samuel James MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/sugarsmallhouse
Port City Music Hall
504 congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
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