Texas blues-rock legend Johnny Winter performs in Langley tonight
Let's face it: 67-year-old albino blues-rockers are mighty hard to find these days. They're an endangered species, for sure. But the greatest of them all is still alive and--if not terribly well--certainly hanging in there.
Johnny Winter sits down when he plays, now--there's no more shaking his moneymaker--but he's still been known to raise a ruckus when he pulls out the bottleneck for his signature rendition of Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited". The Texas guitar legend plays the Summit Theatre at the Cascades Casino in Langley tonight (October 6), and you can find tickets here.
If you do make it out to see Winter in Langley tonight, you might want to take along your dog-eared copy of Still Alive and Well, then after the show search around in the neighbourhood for Winter's RV. The last time I saw him, at the Yale a couple years back, I lined up alongside his touring vehicle with a bunch of other hardcore fans and got his autograph.
I didn't get to meet him, unfortunately--just handed the album off to one of his people to have him sign--but it was totally worth it to score that treasured collectible. Still Alive and Well has to be one of the greatest rock albums of 1973, beaten only by the Who's Quadrophenia, perhaps.
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