Brother Johnny Edgar Winter

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  • 1Mean Town Blues05:04
  • 2Still Alive and Well03:42
  • 3Lone Star Blues03:57
  • 4I’m Yours and I’m Hers04:49
  • 5Johnny B. Goode03:27
  • 6Stranger04:06
  • 7Highway 61 Revisited05:01
  • 8Rock ‘n’ Roll Hoochie Koo04:03
  • 9When You Got a Good Friend03:52
  • 10Jumpin’ Jack Flash05:13
  • 11Guess I’ll Go Away03:37
  • 12Drown in My Own Tears05:31
  • 13Self Destructive Blues03:35
  • 14Memory Pain05:44
  • 15Stormy Monday Blues05:25
  • 16Got My Mojo Workin’04:13
  • 17End of the Line04:24
  • Total Runtime01:15:43

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"Brother Johnny", a tribute to the legendary blues guitarist created by his brother Edgar Winter. The album is a powerful sonic journey, travelling the course of Johnny's musical life, impeccably directed, as only his brother Edgar could. Joining Edgar on the inclusive project is an impressive array of renowned musicians who knew, or were inspired by Johnny, including: Joe Bonamassa, Doyle Bramhall II, John McFee, Robben Ford, Billy Gibbons, David Grissom, Taylor Hawkins, Warren Haynes, Steve Lukather, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo, Doug Rappoport, Bobby Rush, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ringo Starr, Derek Trucks, Waddy Wachtel, Joe Walsh, Phil X and Gregg Bissonette.

Now that quiet kid will release a musical love-letter to his first champion. Brother Johnny is an album which he has been considering since Johnny’s death in 2014, and a tour they had been scheduled to play together. Years in the making, It fuses Johnny’s lifelong passion for the electric blues with the warmth of a brother’s genuine love. “No matter how much time goes by,” Edgar said, “or how old I get, what happens in my life, or how far I end up from home – there is one person in this world I know will always understand what I’ve been through, how I feel. And that person is my brother Johnny.”

“As kids, we were inseparable, much closer than average brothers. Not only did we learn to play music together, but because we were both albino, we shared a unique personal perspective on life different than anyone else’s…So much has happened to both of us since then, but one thing will always remain the same: that bond of brotherhood, of family, of music, and of love.”

“So in his name,” he said, “I dedicate this album, Brother Johnny.”

"Brother Johnny is arguably one of the greatest tribute albums of all time. Passionate and enthusiastic, the record celebrates Johnny Winter and introduces his music to newer generations with an outstanding selection of star guests and classic songs." (Fidel Beserra,

Edgar Winter, vocals
Michael McDonald, vocals
Bobby Rush, vocals
John McFee, vocals
Joe Walsh, vocals
Phil X, vocals
Joe Bonamassa, guitar
Billy Gibbons, guitar
Steve Lukather, guitar
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, guitar
Derek Trucks, guitar
Warren Haynes, guitar
Joe Walsh, guitar
David Grissom, guitar
Doyle Bramhall II, guitar
Keb Mo, guitar
Waddy Wachtel, guitar
Tim Pierce, guitar
Taylor Hawkins, drums
Ringo Starr, drums
Gregg Bissonette, drums
Kenny Aronoff, drums
Bob Glaub, bass

Edgar Winter
By the time Edgar Winter left his hometown of Beaumont, Texas in the 1960’s, he was already technically proficient in every aspect of music. A child prodigy who achieved international success early on, Edgar has found an audience in every major entertainment medium–music, film and television. A prolific writer, Edgar’s music encompasses many different genres, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop. From his critically acclaimed 1970 debut release, Entrance, he has demonstrated his unique style and ability to cross the genre lines and do the unexpected. His early recording of “Tobacco Road” is a powerful, emotionally devastating masterpiece that propelled him into the national spotlight. Edgar followed Entrance with two hit albums backed by his group White Trash, a group originally comprised of musicians from Texas and Louisiana. White Trash enjoyed huge success, both with the 1971 release of the studio album, Edgar Winter’s White Trash, and with 1972’s follow-up live gold album, Roadwork.

In late 1972 Edgar brought together Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff to form The Edgar Winter Group, the legendary band that created such hits as the number one Frankenstein and the ever popular Free Ride. Released in 1973, They Only Come Out at Night peaked at the number 3 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks. It was certified gold in April 1973 and double platinum in November 1986. Edgar invented the keyboard body strap early in his career, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during his multi-instrument high-energy performances. He was also the first artist to feature a synthesizer as the main instrument in a song. Frankenstein revolutionized rock and roll and opened up a whole new world of possibilities with experimentation and sound.

After They Only Come Out At Night, Edgar released Shock Treatment, featuring guitarist Rick Derringer in place of Ronnie Montrose. Later albums included Jasmine Nightdreams, The Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer, a live album, Together Live With Johnny Winter, Recycled, a reunion with White Trash, Standing On Rock, Mission Earth, Live In Japan, Not A Kid Anymore, The Real Deal, and Winter Blues.

With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. Major national television and radio campaigns have relied on Edgar’s music to advertise their products. Edgar has also made frequent television appearances, both to promote his music, and to give his opinions on everything from Politically Incorrect to a commercial with George Hamilton for Miller Lite beer. He has appeared in the film “Netherworld”, and the TV shows “The Cape”, “Mysterious Ways”, “Dave Letterman”, and “Jimmy Kimmel”.

Edgar’s music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects, including Netherworld, Air America, My Cousin Vinny, Encino Man, Son In Law, What’s Love Got to do With It, Wayne’s World 2, Starkid, Wag the Dog, Knockabout Guys, Duets, Radio, The Simpsons, Queer as Folk, and Tupac Resurrection. Edgar’s hauntingly beautiful song, Dying to Live, is featured as “Runnin” (Dying To Live) in the film “Tupac Resurrection”, the biography on the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. Produced by Eminem, the song uses the vocal talents of the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, and Edgar Winter himself. “Runnin” is on numerous Billboard charts. It peaked at number 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Sales chart, and the soundtrack CD was number 1 for 8 consecutive weeks.

Edgar’s CD and DVD, titled, “Live At The Galaxy” was recorded live at the Galaxy Theatre for Classic Pictures in 2003. It features the songs, “Keep Playing That Rock and Roll”, “Turn On Your Love Light”, “Free Ride”, “Texas”, “Show Your Love”, “New Orleans”, “Frankenstein” and “Tobacco Road”. In addition, the DVD includes a 30 Minute Documentary, “Edgar Winter: The Man and His Music”.

Edgar Winter’s live shows consistently receive rave reviews. His music is always evolving and he is a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. He continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. Edgar is now at the very top of his game, and his future looks even brighter than his past.

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