Johnny Winter burst on the blues scene like the Lone Ranger, he could play blues that had just the right touch of rock in it to appeal to both blues fans rock fans.. not an easy thing to do.. but that's always been Johnny Winter's appeal and if that don't get you... his texas blues will knock you cold. Can you imagine playing with Muddy Waters? Much less recording an album with him? That's exactly what Johnny Winter did... recorded the album "Breakin' It Up & Breakin' It Down" with Muddy Waters.
One thing about Johnny Winter, he knows talent when he hears it! Johnny played in a a trio with Tommy Shannon on bass, before SRV snapped him up...Talk about timing.. Johnny Winter was on the first cover the Guitar World.. Some of his best albums are "Second Winter by Winter","Live Johnny Winter", "Still Alive and Well", " I'm a Bluesman" and "Captured Live!".
Sometime, when you're searchin' for inspiraiton for new songs, band arrangements and blues album concepts.. check out Johnny Winter's catalogue.. there's plenty of killer licks and funky ideas for your blues band.