Author Mary Lou Sullivan sat with Johnny Winter for hours of exclusive, no-holds-barred interviews, covering the guitar slinger's entire career.
From toughing it out in Texas to his appearance at Woodstock, his affair with Janis Joplin, his stadium-filling tours, and washing out on drugs and the temptations of the road before finally fulfilling his dream of becoming a 100-per cent pure bluesman, resurrecting the career of Muddy Waters, and winning a Grammy Award for his effort, this is a raucous roller coaster of a story. "Rolling Stone" magazine has called Johnny Winter one of the greatest guitar players of all time.
Ripped off and beaten down by unscrupulous managers, strung out, living the extreme highs and extreme lows of an uncompromising musician, Johnny is a true rock 'n' roll survivor.
He has jammed with guitar heavies Hendrix, Clapton, and the Allman Brothers, and paved the way for fellow Texas superstars Stevie Ray Vaughn and ZZ Top.
Still on the road, playing hundreds of gigs a year to his devoted, adoring fans, Johnny, like this book, is the real deal.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 366 pages, Two 8-Page Photo Inserts
- Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
- Publication Date: 08/05/2010
- Category: Blues
- ISBN: 9780879309732