Johnny Winter - Roots CD

This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to the iconic blues heroes whose pioneeringmusic influenced Winter's own signature sound. Roots is the follow up to his Grammy-nominated I'm aBlues Man, and includes a host of special guests join Winter trading licks in honoring his idols.

About Johnny: When you talk about Johnny Winter, you are talking about a person who walked with the originatorsof the artform. A man who played Woodstock, jammed with everyone from Muddy Waters to Jimi Hendrix to WillieDixon to lbert Collins to John Lee Hooker to Janis Joplin to Steve Ray Vaughan - the list is full of endless icons.Johnny Winter has been the unofficial torch-bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols likeMuddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Johnny had a special relationship with Muddy Waters and is often credited with revitalizing the legendary guitarist, where Winter produced and played on Waters Grammy-winning comebackalbum Hard Again, Grammy-winning I'm Ready (1978), Grammy-winning Muddy Mississippi Waters Live (1979) andalso King Bee (1980). Johnny was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.

Release date 09.27.2011