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Event Archive - THE ORIGINAL GUITAR HERO: Johnny Winter

Thu. October 6th 2011 7:30pm - 9:30pm doors at 7:00pm @  Cascades Casino Summitt Theatre Langley BC (All Ages) 7:30pm - 9:30pm doors at 7:00pm
$45.00 + Facility and service charge
Tickets at: Online at www.ticketweb.ca or phone Ticketweb toll free at 1-888-222-6608
Blues Legend Live in Langley!
JOHNNY WINTER
Thursday, October 6 – Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley
Tickets on sale now for $45.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges)
at http://www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services. Charge-by-Phone at 604-530-2211.
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Rock.It Boy Entertainment in association with High Tide Entertainment are proud to present legendary blues singer, guitarist, and producer JOHNNY WINTER in concert on Thursday, October 6 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets are on sale now for $45.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) at http://www.ticketweb.ca and from Casino Guest Services. Charge-by-Phone at 604-530-2211.

JOHNNY WINTER is one of those guys you can quote great stats on forever. Things like being listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time or being inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988, or the fact that he and his brother Edgar played a full rocking set at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Little details like the fact that when he was growing up in Beaumont, Texas in the fifties his local deejay was The Big Bopper (JP Richardson) and he would go out to local clubs and, if they would let him, he could jump on the stage to play with the likes of BB King.

From the fifties to the present day, the life of JOHNNY WINTER has been an integral part of the international blues scene, and he is one of the real influential links between southern American blues and the English blues/rock explosion of the late sixties and early seventies. From the moment he released his debut self-titled album on Columbia records in 1969 JOHNNY WINTER became a musicians’ musician, a huge star and a rock god who set the standard of excellence for live shows. He made it through the rock god phase, which included a fight with heroin addiction. Unlike many from that era, he kicked the habit and lived to tell the story.

In his career JOHNNY WINTER has released twenty-six ‘official’ albums, the last two, The Woodstock Experience (Sony BMG Legacy) and The Johnny Winter Anthology (Shout! Factory) were both released in 2009. One of Johnny’s great ambitions was to play with the blues icon Muddy Waters. When he finally got his chance he did even better and ended up producing and playing on two albums with, and for, Muddy Waters, Hard Again (Blue Sky Records 1977) and I’m Ready (Blue Sky Records 1977), both of which won Grammy Awards and gave Mr. Waters the best financial success of his career. The late, great Muddy Waters often referred to Johnny as ‘his adopted son’ and perhaps that is what JOHNNY WINTER really is: “The Son of The Blues.”


Rock.It Boy Entertainment in association with High tide Entertainment are proud to present blues legend JOHNNY WINTER in concert on Thursday, October 6 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre located at 20393 Fraser Hwy. in Langley (Ph 604-530-2211). Doors open at 7:00PM. Show at 8:00PM. Tickets on sale now for $45.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charge) at http://www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services. Charge-by-Phone at 604-530-2211.

Johnny Winter (Blues)

Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 called largest solo artist deal of it’s time, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Constantly shifting... more info
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