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    Camden, Maine March 3, 2006

    Johnny cookin' it 2009

    Johnny playing the same Gibson Firebird in 2010

    Johnny's Erlewine Lazer he used since 1988, was stolen before a show in Boston January 2010.

    Johnny with a black Erlewine Lazer 2011

    Winter Band 2010- L-R Vito Luizzi-Drums, Johnny Winter Vocals/Guitar, Paul Nelson-Guitar, Scott Spray-Bass


    Yeah, Johnny Winter's first new studio album in over seven years is called Roots, and it features Winter with a bevy of guests like Sonny Landreth, Jimmy Vivino, Warren Haynes, Frank Latorre, John Popper, Vince Gill, Susan Tedeschi.

    Brother Edgar Winter, Derek Trucks, Paul Nelson, John Medeski, and more covering 11 classic blues numbers originally tracked by blues greats like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, and others.

    This isn't one of those "let's help out the old guitar player explore his roots" kind of blues album. Technically it is, perhaps, but this is every square inch Winter's album. He sings here as well as he ever has and his guitar playing is powerful and brilliant, like it always is, and he's diving into songs and material that he's always emulated.

    The end result is a coherently shaped, explosive, vibrant, and joyous set of Winter at his best doing what he loves the best. Roots explodes immediately with a funky and appropriately shuffling take on T-Bone Walker's "T-Bone Shuffle" and the album doesn't really let up from there.

    Gearing through Jimmy Reed's "Bright Lights, Big City" (a duet with Susan Tedeschi), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's "Honky Tonk," a delightful swamp instrumental that features Winter's younger brother Edgar.

    And a joyous take on Elmore James' "Dust My Broom," which roars and soars like it's supposed to, with Winter and guest Derek Trucks making sure that it does. Roots is easily one of the best blues albums of the year, and with the raw yet elegant grace that Winter brings to these songs, it's also one of the finest albums of his long career. ~ Steve Leggett

    1 T-Bone Shuffle (with Sonny Landreth slide gtr) 4:54
    2 Further on Up the Road ( with Jimmy Vivino gtr,) 4:18
    3 Done Somebody Wrong (with Warren Haynes, gtr) 4:47
    4 Got My Mojo Workin' (with Frank Latorre hmnca) 5:09
    5 Last Night ( featuring John Popper,harp) 5:47
    6 Maybellene (with Vince Gill,gtr) 2:49
    7 Bright Lights, Big City (with Susan Tedeschi, lead gtr & vocals) 4:28
    8 Honky Tonk (featuring Edgar Winter, sax) 3:43
    9 Dust My Broom Derek Trucks, slide gtr) 6:04
    10 Short Fat Fannie (with Paul Nelson, gtr) 4:07
    11Come Back Baby (with John Medeski, organ) 6:28
    I saw Johnny on a New Year special 1968 .. he blew my mind and instantly became my fav bluesman - this album is a tour de force, while his guitar playin' just puts me right - like it always has I feel good listenin' to Johnny Guitar!! MartinTimothy1

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    Johnny Winter & Jon Paris - Rockabilly Boogie, Germany 1979

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