Posted in music | pictures on January 15, 2011

photos by Greg Cristman

Johnny Winter

The career of Texas-born blues guitarist Johnny Winter has known its share of peaks and valleys. He was signed to Columbia Records in 1969 and has left an enormous footprint in the genre of blues-based rock, working and performing with folks like Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton.
But Winter has also been sidetracked by hard drugs, depression and management problems. Moving past all that proved the toughest challenge of his life, but he's now been clean for several years, and his guitar licks have benefited. [The Wire]
...clean for several years and reportedly now even off the metahdone. His 2011 schedule will have him all over North America and Europe, and at B.B. King Blues Club in NYC two more times this month. It's where he played on 1/4 and 11/11 with Andy Aledort (who is Guitar World's senior editor and plays guitar for Dickey Betts among other things). The pictures in this post are from the last NYC show and they continue below...

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter

Andy Aledort

Andy Aledort

Andy Aledort

Andy Aledort

Andy Aledort

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Comments (6)

Great pics! Any idea of the setlist? I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess "Highway 61 Revisited" was performed.

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2011 11:49 AM

this is one of those BV posts where you assume they get paid in some way for covering it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 12:42 PM

Is this an ad for BB Kings? I hope those rich Israeli douches paid BV well for it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 1:32 PM

Uh... yeah, what he said. Go Palestine!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 8:24 PM

i was at early show play great set eddy call me

Posted by james brugaletta | February 13, 2011 8:54 PM

Just saw Johnny at The Rams head on Stage in Annapolis. I guess years of hard living before his sobriety really took its toll. It was sad to see how frail he has become. The man could hardly walk, but there is nothing wrong with his hands or his soul - his fingers and heart still have more to say than just about any blues slinger alive. What a treat to see a true legend in action.

Posted by Kenn | February 14, 2011 2:47 PM

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