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News : Entertainment Feb 4, 2013 - 4:51:06 PM


Guitar hero Johnny Winter to perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse

By The Ridgefield Playhouse





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Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal and was ranked 74th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" (2003). Winter is the Blues’ most famed elder statesmen and will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, February 9, at 8 p.m. His hits include “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Johnny B. Goode” and “Illustrated Man”. Special guest is Paul Gabriel. For tickets ($47), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and was ranked 74th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" (2003). Winter is the Blues' most famed elder statesmen and will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, February 9, at 8 p.m. His hits include “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Johnny B. Goode” and “Illustrated Man” with dozens of albums and singles to his credit. The band includes Johnny Winter on guitar/vocals, Paul Nelson (guitar), and Scott Spray (bass), all of whom are Connecticut residents. Special guest is electric blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Paul Gabriel. An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d’oeuvre and priority parking, is available for this show, which is part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer/Songwriter Series.

Legendary Johnny Winter is famous for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, and not much has changed. A three-time Grammy ®Award-winning producer of albums for blues legend Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter has since recorded several Grammy®-nominated blues albums. Johnny has jammed with the best of them: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Dickey Betts and Duane Allman. Johnny Winter released his latest studio album, Roots which returns him to his beginnings by paying homage to the blues heroes who were most influential in Winter's career. A 2009 biography about Winters – Raisin’ Cain – The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter – chronicles his life, from toughing it out in Texas, to his Woodstock appearance, to his affair with Janis Joplin and his iconic status as a guitar player/record producer.

ZZ Signing to Columbia records in 1969 was called the largest solo artist deal of its time. Constantly shifting between simple country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson, to all-out electric slide guitar blues-rock, Johnny has always been one of rock’s most respected singers and guitar players.

Winters' recent Grammy® nominated I'm A Bluesman has only added to his Texas-sized reputation. He is performing now with a renewed vigor and fire. To say that he is "back" would be an understatement. In fact, he never left. He is just better than ever.

For tickets ($47), call the box office at 203-438-5795. For more information on The Ridgefield Playhouse, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.




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