Johnny Winter Best Quotes

John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American blues guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Enjoy Johnny Winter’s best quotes below.

“I think the blues will always be around. People need it.”
“The best artists are gone now.”
“I’m not good enough to be playin’ much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers.”
“Derek Trucks is a real good new artist. He’s a young guy.”
“I always wanted to play music and have it be my career and knew this by the age of 12.”
“I think it will always be around it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues.”
“T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around.”
“I just like the blues better than rock ‘n’ roll.”
“I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.”
“The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter… and Still Alive and Well is my favorite rock record.”
“When I got old enough to go to night clubs to hear that music at the age of 15.”
“When I started workin’ with Muddy. That convinced me that I could get away with doin’ the blues.”
“Everybody was tellin’ me that I had to do something different, and I kind of agreed that I did need to vary it a little bit. I still love some rock ‘n’ roll too.”
“My mother played piano so we always had music around the house.”
“Oh, I love to play on the road. I really love it.”
“Well, one of the best things is workin’ with Muddy.”
“I started playing ukulele first for 2 years from age 9 to 11 and got my first guitar and got inspired by blues I heard on the radio that turned me on and I started learning myself.”
“I like playin’ for an audience the best, though, I think.”
“There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find, it wasn’t just one or two people. My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland.”
“I never really got to know Jimi as a person.”
“Little Walter I would’ve liked to have played with.”
“Yeah, we went to England to do a show and I got off the plane and I couldn’t write my name or hold my hand up.”
“Jimi was always at The Scene when he was in New York and we played many times together. He was just everywhere – he went out and jammed everywhere he was.”

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