Saturday, February 6, 2010

The 'Live Bootleg' train rolls on...

Volume 6 arrives: The acclaimed Live Bootleg Series from Friday Music -- featuring quintessential live cuts selected by Johnny himself -- continues with the release of Volume 6. The latest offering finds the guitar hero putting his unmistakable stamp on some of his favorite tunes: Ray Charles' "Blackjack" (still a staple of Johnny's current live repertoire); Freddie King's "Sen-Sa-Shun"; and an epic, nearly 15-minute reading of B.B. King's "It's My Own Fault." For a complete track listing, and to learn more about the previous installments in this series, click here.

On the Web: Follow this link for an interview with Johnny's guitarist and bandleader, Paul Nelson. And fans of Johnny will most certainly enjoy this interview by Tim Mattox.

On the road: Johnny will tune it up tonight for a sold-out audience at the Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He'll then be off the road until next weekend, when he plays Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont (Friday, Feb. 12) and Mill Street Brews in Southbridge, Massachusetts (Saturday, Feb. 13). Other gigs this month include the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York (Feb. 19) and the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut (Feb. 20). (Johnny will be appearing in Stamford with the Debbie Davies Band.) These shows will be Johnny's last U.S. performances until April; he'll spend the entire month of March on a 17-date swing through Europe. For a complete list of Johnny's confirmed tour dates, click here.

1 comment:

unclebob said...

So, I ordered the album "Johnny Winter "Live at 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival" from They told me that it was not available from them, but could be gotten from an outfit called "importcds". So, I ordered it.

The Amazon page that allowed the order from importcds offers no samples or other info. I am left hoping that this recording is fully authorized, and that Johnny is getting his share of whatever monies are involved. I'll post here again when I receive and listen to the CD.