Johnny Winter是位极为少数能在黑人称霸的蓝调界里突出的白人蓝调吉他手之一!! Johnny Winter的音乐深受Muddy Waters,Jimmy Reed,T-Bone Walker等蓝调前辈的影响!! Johnny Winter最另人敬佩的就是他的滑音吉他技巧!! 听Johnny Winter的音乐,当他吉他solo弹到高潮时,那滑音棒滑到高音的那一刹那会使你全身的神精突然跳动起来,有鼓想要跳进CD唱盘到Johnny演奏现场去听的衝动! Blues guitarist Winter became a major star in the late 60s and early 70s. Since that time hes confirmed his reputation in the blues by working with Muddy Waters and continuing to play in the style, despite musical fashion. Born in Beaumont, TX, Winter formed his first band at 14 with his brother Edgar in Beaumont, and spent his youth in recording studios cutting regional singles and in bars playing the blues. His discovery on a national level came via an article in Rolling Stone in 1968, which led to a management contract with New York club owner Steve Paul and a record deal with Columbia. His debut album (there are numerous albums of juvenilia), Johnny Winter, reached the charts in 1969. Starting out with a trio, Winter later formed a band with former members of the McCoys, including second guitarist Rick Derringer. It was called Johnny Winter And. He achieved a sales peak in 1971 with the gold-selling Live/Johnny Winter And. He returned in 1973 with Still Alive and Well, his highest-charting album. His albums became more overtly blues-oriented in the late 70s and he also produced several albums for Muddy Waters. In the 80s he switched to the blues label Alligator for three albums, and has since recorded for the labels MCA and Pointblank/Virgin. The early-2000s were quiet as far as new Winter recordings, but there were a number of significant reissues. Alligator issued the best of their years with the artist as Deluxe Edition in 2001, Columbia/Legacy covered his 1969-1971 period with their 2002 release Best of Johnny Winter, and Fuel 2000 came up with Winters earliest recordings and compiled them on 2003s Winter Essentials 1960-1967. Sony reissued Winters 1969 self-titled album with five bonus tracks in 2004, the same year the man returned with his first new album in nearly eight years, Im a Bluesman. The archival reissues continued with Fuels Introduction to Johnny Winter in 2006, which collected sides Winter recorded in his pre-Columbia years between 1960 and 1967 for the Dart, KCRO, Frolic, Todd, Hall-Way, and Pacemaker imprints.