George Winston

George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972, for the late guitarist John Fahey’s Takoma label.

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Albums

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Gulf Coast Blues &...
JJ-Tracks
2012
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Love Will Come - The...
JJ-Tracks
2010
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Love Will Come - The Music Of Vince Guaraldi Vol 2
Love Will Come - The...
RCA Victor
2010
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Dirty, Dirty, Dirty... George Plays Jelly Roll
Dirty, Dirty,...
Stomp Out
2006
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Gulf Coast Blues &...
JJ-Tracks
2006
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Montana - A Love Story
JJ-Tracks
2004
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