Word comes down from the fine folks at Wuxtry Records downtown that legendary Texas bluesman Johnny Winter will appear in-store today at 5 p.m. for a meet-and-greet and to sign records and CDs.
Winter, a skillful and revered blues guitarist who has made a drastic recovery from the drug and alcohol problems that plagued him for much of his life, is in the midst of a U.S. tour that finds him performing locally at the Melting Point tonight.
From this week’s paper:
Texas blues man Johnny Winter has been cranking out fiery electric riffs, soulful ballads and raunchy rockers since his teenage years in the late 1950s. As a masterful slide player, vocalist and bandleader, Winter has performed in just about every kind of venue over the last 50 years, from roadhouse juke joints to prestigious halls like the Fillmore East and legendary festivals like Woodstock in New York and Hyde Park in London.
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