Delta Blues Museum Artist Spotlight: Johnny Winter
In remembering him on his February 23rd birthday and continuing
our celebration of what would have been John Lee Hooker's centennial
year, the Delta Blues Museum honors the legendary bluesman
Born in Mississippi but raised in Beaumont, Texas, the Blues
Foundation Hall of Fame member gained much of his fame as a
guitarist with a style inspired by Chet Atkins and the sounds
of B.B. King, Bobby Bland and Winter's musical hero, the mighty
After carving out his own musical career, Winter
became a producer for Waters - reproducing the sound and atmosphere
of vintage Chess Records recordings - and the partnership
produced three Grammys for Waters and an additional award for
Later, he collaborated with another of his blues idols, the
great John Lee Hooker, on the album, "Mr.
Lucky". Winter's own music lives on, and in the artist's
own words,"I think the blues will always be around.
People need it."
Learn more about the lives and music of Blues legends like
John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and more at the Delta
Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi - the Land Where