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Johnny Winter

For over 40 years, Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Throughout the '70s and '80s, Johnny was the unofficial torch-bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.

Though now residing in New England, Winter remains a native Texan, born and bred in Beaumont, the town where the famous Spindletop gusher came in to kick off the “black gold” rush in 1901.

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Discography

Johnny Winter: True to the Blues - The Johnny Winter Story

Johnny Winter: True...

Legacy Recordings
2014

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I'm A Bluesman

I'm A Bluesman

Virgin Records
2004

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