R.I.P John Dawson Winter

Johnny Winter passed away on July 16, 2014 at age 70. He was a great influence on my playing when I first started…I always wondered how he got his sound, that swirling tone which I figured out later by checking out his stage gear which was to my surprise the most simplistic set up ever (I won’t give out his secret, unless you already know, go check out pics). I was lucky enough to open for JW & his band when they were in town this past March…was even luckier to get to meet, talk w/ him & get a couple of pics…he will be sorely missed in the music world forever…

JW & Gary JW & Gary

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