On September 2nd, Megaforce Records will release Johnny Winter’s final studio album Step Back. Completed in 2014 just prior to his tragic death, this album is a star-studded effort featuring Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Dr. John, and many more.
Listen to “Can’t Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby)” featuring Ben Harper, below.
Winter died July 16, 2014 in a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 70 years old.
“Johnny was unique as Jimi Hendrix in his talent and devotion to the blues.”
– Joe Perry
“The late Johnny Winter combined flashiness and heart like no other guitarist…a genuine phenomenon…”
– David Fricke, Rolling Stone
“One of the most electrifying and competitive blues guitarists…”
– Marc Myers, Wall Street Journal
“a musician dedicated to exploring his muse until the end…”
– Randall Roberts, LA Times
“[Johnny] played the role of blues proselytizer… his determination to stick with honest, barely adulterated blues earned him legions of die-hard fans and admirers among guitar players.”
– Phil Gallo, Billboard