Photo Credit: Joe de Tufo
California-based pianist George Winston earned a name early on for his adroit re-workings of rural folk standards, as heard on his 1972 debut, Ballads and Blues, released on John Fahey’s Takoma label. In the 1980s and into the early ‘90s, he released tranquil, evocative collections named for each of the four seasons, which established him as a new age icon. A student of American music, his work also incorporates elements of classical, jazz and New Orleans R&B. Winston plays a solo concert at The Foundry Sunday to benefit Angels Among Us Pet Rescue and the Athens Area Humane Society.