Monday, May 28, 2007

Johnny, Edgar and Rick on Rockpalast!

Johnny's May 12 reunion gig with Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer in Bonn, Germany, was recorded for Rockpalast, the enduring German rock-music television show that broadcasts to a viewing audience of millions across Europe.

The three-hour performance, recorded by WDR, will be shown in its entirety June 2-3 before taking its rightful place in Rockpalast's historic archives.

Need updates? Johnny and the band are getting ready to head west, and we've got details and more photos right here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

UPDATE: Johnny returns to North Carolina...

Johnny's heading back to tobacco country this weekend, and we've got all the details and ticket information...

Made for your wrist: Johnny's guitar strings! is proud to team up with Relix magazine to bring you -- for the first time ever! -- the chance to own an official Johnny Winter Guitar String Bracelet. These great bracelets are made from Johnny's actual gig-used strings, so grab one while you can! All proceeds go to charity...

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And remember: Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down featuring Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter and James Cotton hits stores June 5, 2007. You can find all the details here, including the complete track listing and Bob Margolin's liner notes.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

New CD! Johnny, Muddy and James Cotton on Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down due June 5...

In 1977, Muddy Waters released his triumphant comeback album, Hard Again. The first collaboration between Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter, the album revitalized modern blues, introducing Muddy to a new generation and featuring a band of celebrated players that has yet to be duplicated. In support of this Grammy-winning album, a concert tour was launched in March of 1977 and featured the same illustrious line-up that recorded Hard Again: Muddy, Johnny, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Charles Calmese. The tour would become the stuff of legend. The never-before-heard Breakin’ It Up, Breakin’ It Down captures this historic tour at the height of its intensity and features some of the greatest live material ever recorded from Muddy Waters’ legendary career.

Want more? We've also got the album's complete track listing, along with liner notes from Bob Margolin.

Updates: In addition to the new release, click here for information on upcoming shows and tickets. Johnny just wrapped up a series of dates in Europe and is now gearing up for a run to North Carolina next weekend. Once that's done, Johnny will have three more shows left during the month of May: Asheville, North Carolina (May 25); Knoxville, Tennessee (May 26); and Cape Carteret, North Carolina (May 27).

Hey Europe! Any photos or show reviews to share? Make a post at or e-mail 'em to See you on the road!