The following is an email interview with blues icon Johnny Winter for iamnotjerry.com
March 9, 2010
jorge: You are releasing a book “Rasin Cain” in May. What prompted you to write the book?
JW: I as well as everyone else thought my story should be told so things were put into motion and the book should be out May 1st 2010
JW: Mike was a great guy and terrific player we first met in a club called the *Fickle Pickle, he helped greatly in first getting me noticed.
JW: I really like progressive blues experiment my first record me Tommy Shannon and uncle john turner recorded that at the **Vulcan Gas Company in a very short time I’m very happy with the way it came out
(my first Johnny Winter show was Johnny Winter And @ KRNT Theater in Des Moines, IA with Rick Derringer and ***Tommy Shannon)
JW: It was my manager at the time’s idea… music was changing and he said i had to change with it …i was not happy, but am beginning to see that it was a good thing.
I have always wanted to be a bluesman and will be that way till i die.
JW: I would change it to all Blues (Laughs)
My thanks to Johnny Winter and his management- jorge iamnotjerry.com
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