We are saddened to hear of the death of Johnny Winter yesterday in Zurich. Winter brought Texas blues to worldwide audiences throughout his life. His 2014 appearances at SXSW, to premiere the documentary Johnny Winter: Down And Dirty and play a showcase, are fresh in our memory. Jim Caligiuri of the Austin Chronicle wrote this recent profile after a SXSW interview.
We were honored to help promote the story and music of Johnny Winter, and will be re-visiting his records for a while, along with The Ramones and Charlie Haden.
Andy Flynn is the creator of The Daily Chord, a collection of pertinent stories from the worlds of music.