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Johnny Winter
January 23, 1944 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

I always wanted to play music and have it be my career and knew this by the age of 12.


My mother played piano so we always had music around the house.


I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers.


Little Walter I would've liked to have played with.


T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around.


Derek Trucks is a real good new artist. He's a young guy.


There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find, it wasn't just one or two people. My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland.


The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter... and Still Alive and Well is my favorite rock record.


I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.


When I started workin' with Muddy. That convinced me that I could get away with doin' the blues.


Oh, I love to play on the road. I really love it.


I just like the blues better than rock 'n' roll.


Well, one of the best things is workin' with Muddy.


I think it will always be around it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues.


Everybody was tellin' me that I had to do something different, and I kind of agreed that I did need to vary it a little bit. I still love some rock 'n' roll too.


Yeah, we went to England to do a show and I got off the plane and I couldn't write my name or hold my hand up.


I never really got to know Jimi as a person.


The best artists are gone now.


When I got old enough to go to night clubs to hear that music at the age of 15.


Jimi was always at The Scene when he was in New York and we played many times together. He was just everywhere - he went out and jammed everywhere he was.


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