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OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: January 16, 2012 23:39

He's coming to my town in a couple of weeks, with Damon Fowler opening.

How's Johnny doing? Would you go?


Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: January 16, 2012 23:44

haven't seen him in awhile myself...but reports are that he's doing much better than he was a few years back when he was on serious pain meds for hip replacements that went awry....he certainly played much better on his latest record than he did on previous one...

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: January 16, 2012 23:47

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StonesTod
haven't seen him in awhile myself...but reports are that he's doing much better than he was a few years back when he was on serious pain meds for hip replacements that went awry....he certainly played much better on his latest record than he did on previous one...

I think I caught one of those shows you're talking about.

He was helped onto the stage and never moved a step the entire show.
I thought he played OK then, but I couldn't help but worry about the man.


Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: January 17, 2012 00:25

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Edith Grove
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StonesTod
haven't seen him in awhile myself...but reports are that he's doing much better than he was a few years back when he was on serious pain meds for hip replacements that went awry....he certainly played much better on his latest record than he did on previous one...

I think I caught one of those shows you're talking about.

He was helped onto the stage and never moved a step the entire show.
I thought he played OK then, but I couldn't help but worry about the man.

my understanding is that he's still getting some help to his seat (used to be they actually carried him)...but the main thing is the lack of pain meds have restored his playing abilities to something approximating the johnny winter we all remember

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: January 17, 2012 00:25

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Edith Grove
Quote
StonesTod
haven't seen him in awhile myself...but reports are that he's doing much better than he was a few years back when he was on serious pain meds for hip replacements that went awry....he certainly played much better on his latest record than he did on previous one...

I think I caught one of those shows you're talking about.

He was helped onto the stage and never moved a step the entire show.
I thought he played OK then, but I couldn't help but worry about the man.

I was also at one of the shows of that period in the mid 2000's.At the opening of the show, it took Johnny 3 minutes to walk to his microphone stand(center stage). He looked very frail which completely shocked me and worried me. He played well and because Johnny is so @#$%& great than even sick he is better than most healthy players. At one point he sat down, got rid off that weird guitar that he seems to like very much and he strapped a Firebird, put a bottleneck on one of his lefthand fingers and the magic was back. I hope he is doing better nowadays, I missed him last week in Annapolis,Md. Good show Edith.
Rock and Roll
Mops

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: oldkr ()
Date: January 17, 2012 00:30

bugger was the naptown show last week...i meant to go.

OLDKR

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: January 17, 2012 00:35

He is doing fine and what a rippin real deal he is. He's old and frail, so what? He can grab your soul and turn it inside out! I'd say it's a must see for guitar players in this world. Go Johnny Go! peace

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 17, 2012 00:58

Johnny was on Letterman last week ...Dust My Broom...
He was seated for the performance and actually looked like he gained a little weight



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: January 17, 2012 01:28

And here is the Letterman performance last week.

[www.youtube.com]

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: stupidguy2 ()
Date: January 17, 2012 02:17

One of the most underrated blues guitarists ever!

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: sweetcharmedlife ()
Date: January 17, 2012 02:23

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24FPS
And here is the Letterman performance last week.

[www.youtube.com]
Looks and sounds ok to me.

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Toru A ()
Date: January 17, 2012 02:33

Despite radiation leak and aftermath, he had remarkable shows last April in Tokyo.
He did a private performance for authorized personnel after the last show at Zepp Tokyo because he was in a pretty good mood.

Hideaway
Sugar Coated Love
Boogie Real Low
Good Morning Little Schoot Girl
Johnny B. Goode
Blackjack
All Tore Down
Lone Wolf
Don't Take Advantage on Me : Sunshine of Your Love : Gimme Shelter
Bony Maronie
It's All Over Now
encore
Dust My Broom
Highway 61 Revisited





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Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: January 17, 2012 02:41

Wow! I would have loved to hear his take on Gimme Shelter.
Winter does the all time best cover of Let it Bleed, and Stray Cat Blues. Incredible!

I recently read a long and interesting interview with Winter about his health issues and how he is under new management and feeling much better. The article also mentions how his previous manager pretty much ripped him off and encouraged him to stay on methadone, which gave the manager more control over Johnny. So it seems he has come out of his haze and doing much better. I would go see him in a second!

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: January 17, 2012 02:44

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whitem8
Wow! I would have loved to hear his take on Gimme Shelter.
Winter does the all time best cover of Let it Bleed, and Stray Cat Blues. Incredible!

I recently read a long and interesting interview with Winter about his health issues and how he is under new management and feeling much better. The article also mentions how his previous manager pretty much ripped him off and encouraged him to stay on methadone, which gave the manager more control over Johnny. So it seems he has come out of his haze and doing much better. I would go see him in a second!

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Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: hbwriter ()
Date: January 17, 2012 03:02

puts on a very solid show - go

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: January 17, 2012 03:38

nothing like the old daze, though. don't go expecting that. not even near what he was like even in the mid-80s...saw him a couple of times then and he was other-worldly....

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: January 17, 2012 03:54

Yeah I agree tod. I have seen him ten times...and quite a few times in the 80's, and it was sublime. One show was in a small club in Ann Arbor MI and he was a guitar god. Unstoppable, and played some flaming slide. Go, it will be worth it. A living legend.

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: January 17, 2012 03:57

Ok, Ok, I'm going ! smiling bouncing smiley

Sat. Feb. 4 in the French Quarter. Anyone else want to go ?





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Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: January 17, 2012 04:24

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Edith Grove
Anyone else want to go ?

yes, i want to....

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: January 17, 2012 04:24

Let us know how the show is Edith. I am curious as well, and if you can remember a set list, that would be cool. Have fun! Rip it up!

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: January 17, 2012 04:28

I was extremely lucky to have moved to Atlanta when I was a kid in 1970. I still remember Johnny Winter striding out to center stage in an electric blue jacket, his long white mane, Rick Derringer at his side, and growling out, "Ya'll ready to hear some blues!" It was incredible.

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: January 17, 2012 04:34

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StonesTod
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Edith Grove
Anyone else want to go ?

yes, i want to....

Only about a 7-hour drive for you, or a couple of hours on Southwest.


Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: January 17, 2012 11:20

"Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately?"

Acc. to RS mag he was skiing in Aspen naked... so nobody "saw" him so to speak.

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: January 17, 2012 12:38

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dcba
"Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately?"

Acc. to RS mag he was skiing in Aspen naked... so nobody "saw" him so to speak.

I think the tattoos would have given him away.


Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: January 17, 2012 13:38




Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: January 17, 2012 14:00

Good clip. I am not overly fond of the effect he has going on his guitar for this particular track, but he sounds good.

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: January 17, 2012 15:43

He moved to Nome, Alaska. smoking smiley

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 17, 2012 16:36

Saw him in 2010 at Wanee. He sat but really played that guitar. Was joined onstage by Susan Tedeschi.

Enjoy the show!

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: January 17, 2012 16:48

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Edith Grove
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StonesTod
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Edith Grove
Anyone else want to go ?

yes, i want to....

Only about a 7-hour drive for you, or a couple of hours on Southwest.

i'm fancying a morgan freeman-styled greyhound bus ride to zihuatanejo, where edith and are happily reunited....

Re: OT: Anyone seen Johnny Winter lately ?
Posted by: Turner ()
Date: January 17, 2012 20:33

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