Thursday, April 19 2012 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Opening Act: Ellis Kell Band
Where: The Redstone Room @ River Music Experience
129 Main St.
Davenport, IA 52801
Admission: $30 advance/$35 day of show
Doors: 7:00 p.m.; Show: 8:00p.m.
Artist’s Website: http://www.johnnywinter.net/
(Davenport, IA) The River Music Experience is excited to announce the return of Blues legend Johnny Winter to Davenport. Mr. Winter’s performance at John O’Donnell stadium in 1970 was released as a live album, and this year’s show on Thursday, April 19th promises to be memorable as well. Tickets will be available to RME members on Friday, January 27th and the public on sale date is Wednesday, February 1st.
Rolling Stone magazine has called Johnny Winter one of the greatest guitar players of all time. A legend and an icon, Johnny has jammed with guitar heavies Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Dickey Betts, and Duane Allman, and paved the way for fellow Texas superstars Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top.
The Texas guitar tradition runs deep. It's a gutsy school of blues playing, marked by thick tones, aggressive attack and tons of technique, all delivered in a flamboyant, swaggering style that is endemic to the Lone Star State. From T-Bone Walker and Clarence Gatemouth Brown on through Albert Collins and Freddie King, Billy Gibbons and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, the tradition of the Texas guitar slinger has lived on. One name that ranks atop that exclusive list is Johnny Winter, the international ambassador for rocking Texas blues for the last thirty years.
His latest Grammy nominated disc titled "I'm A Bluesman" out on Virgin Records, adds to his Texas-sized reputation. For this release, Johnny has again paired with his long-time producer Dick Shurman (Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan), as well as Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood). Performing with him on this CD are members of his scorching road-tested touring band consisting of guitarist Paul Nelson, bassist Scott Spray, and newly added drummer Vito Liuzzi with guest appearances by such friends as ace harmonica player James Montgomery, keyboardist Reese Wynans (from Stevie Ray Vaughan's celebrated backing group Double Trouble) among others.
Johnny Winter will perform at the River Music Experience in the Redstone Room with opening act The Ellis Kell Band on Thursday, April 19th at 9:00 p.m. Don't miss Johnny and his band on their current worldwide tour as he introduces audiences to his new material while reacquainting them with his iconic guitar playing.
The River Music Experience (RME) is a non-profit dedicated to preserving and building on the Quad Cities’ musical heritage by creating a wide range of opportunities for our residents and visitors to listen, learn, and play music.
The River Music Experience (RME) exists to give Quad-City residents and visitors opportunities to experience America's music, and most especially the music of the Mississippi River, through live music performances and programs which nurture, educate and inspire musicians and music appreciators.