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Johnny Winter to Perform on Letterman January 12th Marking the Iconic Bluesman’s First National TV Appearance in 30 Years

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 9, 2012
2012 US Tour Dates Announced in Support of ‘Roots’
NYC:   January 10 & 24 @ BB King’s
“One of rock’s most influential blues revivalists…Winter’s guitar shimmers with confident energy throughout…All of the tracks on ‘Roots’ are Saturday night foot-stompers that conjure up the glassy clinks of long necks and ding-dings of barroom pinball machines. Winter shows yet again that wailing the blues effectively demands sizzling focus and a wagonload of knowledge.”   – Wall Street Journal
On Thursday, January 12tt,  Johnny Winter and his band will appear on the Late Show with David Letterman, marking his first national television appearance since Saturday Night Live nearly 30 years ago.
“For me, blues is a necessity,” says Winter, “one of the world’s premiere electric guitarists” (New Yorker) recently featured Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists of All Time.  Johnny will be on the road throughout 2012 in support of his critically acclaimed new album ‘Roots’ (Megaforce), a tribute to his blues heroes.
Johnny Winter on NPR Weekend Edition:
Johnny Winter Tour Dates:
Jan 10 – New York, NY / BB King’s
Jan 14 – Albany, NY / Empire State Plaza
Jan 15 – Morgantown, WV / Mountain Stage
Jan 20 – New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Jan 21 – Plymouth, NH / Flying Monkey
Jan 24 – New York, NY / BB King’s
Jan 27 – Shirley, MA / Bull Run
Jan 28 – South Burlington, VT / Higher Ground
Feb 2 – Dallas, TX / Granada Theater
Feb 3 – Houston, TX / Warehouse Live
Feb 12 – Piedmont, NY / Turning Point
Feb 23 – March 18 / Europe
March 31 – Woodstock, NY / Bearsville Theater
April 7 – Londonderry, NH / Tupelo Music Hall
April 14 – Baton Rouge, LA / Baton Rouge Blues Festival
May 15 – Napa, CA / Napa Valley Opera House
May 19 – Dana Point, CA / Doheny Blues Festival
May 29 – Japan
June 10 – Hughesville, PA / Billtown Blues Festival
June 20 – Carrboro, NC / The Arts Cener
June 21 – Virginia Beach, VA / Jewish Mother
June 22 – Alexandria, VA / Birchmere
June 23 – Colonial Beach, VA / High Tides

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