Edgar Winter pays homage to older Johnny on new album

Edgar Winter will pay tribute to his late older brother, blues guitarist Johnny Winter, who died in 2014, on his new album, Brother johnny, which will be released on Quarto Valley Records on April 15. You can watch a video for the first single, Johnny B. Goode, below.

Johnny B. Goode stars Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, one of the album’s many guests, which also features guest appearances from Ringo Starr, Toto’s Steve Lukather, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Robben Ford, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) , Joe Bonamassa, Michael McDonald, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks, Waddy Wachtel, Phil X and Gregg Bissonette.

“A lot of people immediately started trying to convince me to do a Johnny Winter tribute album,” Edgar says. “But I was totally devastated and the timing just didn’t suit me. It wasn’t until we finished Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest, a tour we had to do with our respective bands, that the idea of ‘a tribute album began to take shape.

“After the tour, and over the following years, as discussions about a tribute album continued, my wife Monique, whose hunch I trust more than mine, said, ‘I think you have to make this album, both for Johnny, for yourself, and for the world. You owe this recognition to your older brother. Without it, you wouldn’t be where you are today. There is no need to worry about it. If it’s supposed to happen, it will.

Brother johnny was produced by Edgar Winter and Ross Hogarth. All basic monitoring was done at Capitol Studios. Most of the guest artist’s performances were recorded at Infinitespin Records and, as the pandemic progressed, were performed at various guest artist studios. the record was mixed by Ross in his studio The Boogie Motel.

“When I was very young I still remember thinking, no matter how much time goes by, how old I am, what is going on in my life or how far I am from home – there is a person in that. world that I always know how to understand what I lived, what I feel. And that person is my brother Johnny “, concludes Winter. “As children we were inseparable, much closer than average brothers. Not only did we learn to play music together, but because we were both albinos, we shared a unique personal perspective on life. , different from anyone else’s.

“So much has happened to both of us since then, but one thing will always remain the same… this bond, of brotherhood, of family, of music and of love. So, in his name, I dedicate this album. Brother johnny. “

Edgar Winter

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