Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Johnny reunites with Tommy Shannon, Uncle John Turner

Johnny's first two releases for Columbia Records in 1969 -- Johnny Winter and Second Winter -- not only featured the young Texas guitar-slinger at his best, but they also found him backed by an absolutely pumping rhythm section in the form of bass player Tommy Shannon (who would later go on to play with Stevie Ray Vaughan) and drummer Uncle John Turner. And on November 19, 2006, at La Zona Rosa's in Austin, they were all onstage together for the first time since 1986.

The tune, by the way, was "Johnny Guitar."

Photo by Scott Moore.

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