ICONIC BLUESMAN JOHNNY WINTER RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM “ROOTS”
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE VINCE GILL, SUSAN TEDESCHI, SONNY LANDRETH, JOHN
POPPER, EDGAR WINTER, WARREN HAYNES, JOHN MEDESKI, AND MORE!

 

The legendary Johnny Winter will release his new
studio album entitled Roots on September 27, 2011 via Megaforce
Records. This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to
the iconic blues heroes whose pioneering music influenced Winter’s own
signature sound and style. Roots is the follow up to his
Grammy-nominated I’m a Blues Man.

A host of special guests join Winter trading licks in honoring his
idols, including
Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, John Popper, Jimmy Vivino,
Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Medeski and Johnny’s brother Edgar
Winter.

Among the 11 tracks that together represent a veritable history of the
Blues, are songs by the genre’s elder statesmen including a version of
Robert Johnson’s 1936 recording “Dust My Broom.” Winter pays respect to
the greats who came to prominence in the late 1940s and ‘50s including
Elmore James “Done Somebody Wrong,” Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Further On Up
The Road” and Chuck Berry’s first hit single, “Maybellene.” Also
featured is “Come Back Baby,” written by Walter Davis and made popular
by Ray Charles, Jimmy Reed’s 1961 hit, “Bright Lights, Big City,” and
Muddy Waters’ version of “Got My Mojo Working.” Brother Edgar guests on
“Honky Tonk,” the one instrumental featured on Roots. Rounding out
the collection are Little Walter’s “Last Night,” Larry Williams’ “Short
Fat Fannie” and T-Bone Walker’s “T-Bone Shuffle.” This special project
was directed by guitarist Paul Nelson who’s role is as both
producer and performer on this recording.

Track listing and special guests joining Mr. Winter on Roots:

1) T-Bone Shuffle (featuring Sonny Landreth slide guitar)
2) Further On Up The Road (featuring Jimmy Vivino guitar)
3) Done Somebody Wrong (featuring Warren Haynes slide guitar)
4) Got My Mojo Workin’ (Frank Latorre – Harmonica)
5) Last Night (featuring John Popper on harp)
6) Maybellene (featuring Vince Gill on guitar)
7) Bright Lights, Big City (featuring Susan Tedeschi on lead guitar and
vocals)
8) Honky Tonk (featuring Edgar Winter on sax)
9) Dust My Broom (featuring Derek Truckson slide guitar)
10) Short Fat Fannie (featuring Paul Nelson on guitar)
11) Come Back Baby (featuring John Medeski on organ)

Buy it here:
www.johnnywinter.com

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