Rock multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter is getting ready to release a new album and conquer Europe, including a rare concert at the North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam on Friday November 20th.
Edgar is the younger brother of the late Johnny Winter, and wrote and performed with Johnny on many occasions, including the legendary 1972 hit “Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo”.
Edgar has had a prolific career himself, both with White Trash and as the Edgar Winter Group, producing late 70’s No. 1 hit “Frankenstein” which showcased his epic capabilities as a keyboardist, vocalist, percussionist and saxophonist.
He is currently plugging his new album “Rebel Road” out November 13, and will be gearing up for an 11-date European tour, climaxing at London’s prestigious KOKO venue on Tuesday December 1st. Rebel Road is a blues rock dream. Listen to the title track here featuring a ripping solo from Slash:
Edgar has most recently performed in Ringo Starr’s All Star Band alongside long-time collaborator Rick Derringer.
Legendary blues guitarist, vocalist and saxophonist, and award-winning multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter announces a winter European tour.
Edgar Winter’s live shows consistently receive rave reviews. His music is always evolving and he’s a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. He continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. Edgar invented the keyboard body strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around the stage during his high-energy multi-instrument performances.
EDGAR WINTER EURO TOUR 2015
Sun 15 Nov 2015 Sweden Stockholm, Medis
Mon 16 Nov 2015 Sweden Gothenburg, Tradgarn
Wed 18 Nov 2015 Denmark Copenhagen, Amager Bio
Fri 20 Nov 2015 Netherlands Amsterdam, North Sea Jazz Club
Sun 22 Nov 2015 Germany Hamburg, Markthalle
Mon 23 Nov 2015 Germany Mannheim, Capitol
Wed 25 Nov 2015 Germany Munich, Freiheitz
Thu 26 Nov 2015 Germany Bonn, Harmonie
Sat 28 Nov 2015 Belgium Viviers, Spirit of 66
Sun 29 Nov 2015 France Paris, New Morning
Tue 1 Dec 2015 UK London, Koko
Edgar’s most recent European appearance was as a member of Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band in 2011. This 2015 European tour follows a run of headline shows and a string of dates with Eric Burden and the Animals in North America.
A child prodigy, Texan born Edgar Winter was already widely proficient when he left home in the 60s. His 1970 debut album ‘Entrance’ was an immediate success, showing his unique blend of styles, moving from one to another as fluid and dynamic as unexpected. The cover of ‘Tobacco Road’, featuring his late brother Johnny, brought Edgar Winter to the international stage.
Two albums with his band White Trash, also featuring Johnny, followed and were the start of a working relationship with guitarist Rick Derringer. As The Edgar Winter Group a number of high profile albums were released in the 70s, which included the number one hit ‘Frankenstei’n (a track that sees Edgar mix keyboard, percussion and saxophone onstage) and the popular’ Free Ride’, taken from the double platinum LP ‘They Only Come Out At Night’.
Edgar Winter has made numerous TV appearances, from David Letterman to The Simpsons, and his music has been used in countless adverts and films, including the Eminem produced ‘Running (Dying To Live)’ in ‘Tupac Resurrection’.
Edgar collaborated with his brother Johnny throughout his career, including on his most recent studio album, ‘Rebel Road’, which also featured former Guns’n’Roses guitarist Slash. Edgar will pay tribute to Johnny during the set of his winter tour.
European album release November 13 2015
Blues Rock legend, multi-instrumentalist and former child prodigy Edgar Winter’s album ‘Rebel Road’ to receive a full European release to coincide with his first European tour since 2011.
“To me, the idea of the open road is a symbol of freedom, and freedom is what music is all about. It’s about living life on your own terms, and that’s what rebel road means to me. It’s not only a biker song; it’s my song and my story as well.” – Edgar Winter
‘Rebel Road’ is Winter’s 10th solo album and features 11 new tracks. The inspiration for the concept came from playing biker shows, such as the Easy Rider tour and Jay Leno’s Love Ride. The free spirited nature of biker life is a fitting metaphor for his musical approach, having been on the cutting edge of Rock, Blues, Jazz and Pop for decades.
Edgar was able to call upon an all-star cast throughout the recording process. Guns N’ Roses’ icon Slash features on the title track with lead and solo guitar work. One of Country music’s biggest stars Clint Black plays a mean harmonica for ‘The Power Of Positive Drinkin’’ and ‘On The Horns Of A Dilemma’. Edgar’s late brother Johnny Winter lays down guitars on ‘Rockin’ The Blues’, an experience which was special for Edgar, “I closed my eyes and it took me back to when we were kids”.
The song ‘Peace and Love’ is dedicated to Edgar’s former band mate Ringo Starr, who he played keyboards with in Ringo’s All-Starr Band. Touring with this project influenced and developed his musical outlook profoundly. ‘The Closer I Get’ is dedicated to his other biggest influence, his wife Monique Winter.
Edgar Winter has had a varied and interesting career. Having been a proficient multi-instrumentalist before even leaving his parents’ home in the 1960s, he released his debut album ‘Entrance’ in 1970. He had a number one hit with ‘Frankenstein’ in 1973. His music has been used on numerous films and TV shows including The Simpsons, Tropic Thunder and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. An Eminem produced rework of his song ‘Dying to Live’ was used in Tupac: Resurrection, showing the broad reach of his influence.
“I have to thank Edgar Winter
“Former child prodigy and ‘Free Ride’ genius” – New York City Theatre
“Music Legend” – Consequence of Sound
Tracklisting Edgar Winter ‘Rebel Road’:
“Rebel Road” (w/ Slash) – 4:12
“Eye on You” – 3:49
“The Power of Positive Drinkin” (w/ Clint Black)– 3:47
“Freedom” – 3:57
“Rockin’ the Blues” (w/ Johnny Winter) – 5:01
“The Closer I Get” – 4:39
“I’d Do it Again” – 4:31
“Texas Tornado” – 4:50
“Peace and Love” – 4:47
“On the Horns of a Dilemma” (w/ Clint Black) – 3:13
“Oh No No” – 3:40