Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Johnny Winter Remembrance Shows and memorial concert announced

A series of remembrance shows and an official memorial concert for the late Johnny Winter have been announced.

The blues legend passed away on July 16 in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland while on tour in Europe at the age of 70.

Due to the tremendous outpouring from fans, an official Johnny Winter Remembrance Show has been put together with the approval of his brother, Edgar Winter, and Johnny's family.

The show features original members from Johnny's band, which include guitarist Paul Nelson, bassist Scott Spray, and drummer Tommy Curiale; the musicians are all toured with Winter and appear on his newly-released album, "Step Back."

Along with Jay Stollman on vocals, the show will also consist of special guests as well as a screening of Johnny's documentary, "Down & Dirty: The Johnny Winter Story."

Five dates in the Northeastern US will support the official memorial concert, set for October 10 at B.B. King’s in New York City.

Winter’s latest album, “Step Back”, was released this week; the project includes contributions from Eric Clapton, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa, Leslie West and others.

Johnny Winter Remembrance Shows

Sep 06 – Granville, OH – Hot Licks Blues Fest with guests Sonny Landreth, and Lance Lopez

Sep 10 – Mystic, CT – Olde Mystik Village Theater with Debbie Davies, and James Montgomery; plus a screening of the documentary

Sep 14 – Middletown, NY – Brian’s Backyard BBQ with Gary Hoey, and Montgomery; plus screening of the documentary

Sep 18 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall with Davies, and Hoey

Oct 10 – New York City, NY – BB Kings with Davies, Lopez, Joe Louis Walker, and Montgomery; plus screening of the documentary

Nov 21 – Fall River, MA – Narrow Center For The Arts

See also:

AUDIO: ZZ Top guitarist joins Johnny Winter on new album
AUDIO: Johnny Winter premieres new song with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry
Blues legend Johnny Winter dead at 70