Under the Hood: Johnny Winter on His Attraction to the Blues

Johnny Winter got famous as a world-class rock and roll guitar shredder. But then he came back to his first love – the blues. What is it about the blues? From our interview archive, Johnny Winter lets us know.

“Whatever rock & roll was doing to people, to me, the blues was even more so. I mean, you could tell that that was where rock & roll was coming from. And it was just, it was realer, more spontaneous. Immediately I wanted to hear more of it and started buying every blues record that I could find and this was before I was old enough to go to clubs. So, until I was about fifteen, records and the radio was the only outlet I had for hearing that stuff.” – Johnny Winter


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Get ready for a new feature-length Johnny Winter documentary titled JOHNNY WINTER: DOWN AND DIRTY. The documentary features never before seen photos, bonus video footage, extended interviews with Johnny and friends, and his final studio performance, a solo resonator version of the Son House classic, DEATH LETTER. JOHNNY WINTER DOWN AND DIRTY available worldwide on DVD and iTunes on March 4, 2016. In honor of the film’s release, we are giving away copies of the DVD and Johnny Winter’s final album STEP BACK. 5 first place winners will win a copy of both the DVD and the CD. 15 runners up win a copy of Johnny’s final CD.  Prizes courtesy of Megaforce Records
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