PHOTO: Johnny Winter: 'Raisin' Cain: The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter' | CREDIT: BACKBEAT BOOKS. Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, who is still playing for the enthusiastic crowds who come to see him, has a new book coming out in May, published by Backbeat Books, called "Raisin' Cain: The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter" and is sure to delight his dedicated fans worldwide. It just doesn't get any better than this.
Author Mary Lou Sullivan interviewed Winter for hours and hours, covering his entire career, from his earliest beginnings in Texas, to the Woodstock stage, his battle with drug addiction, an affair with Janis Joplin and more. He's jammed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Jimmy Hendrix and paved the way for Texas home-state musicians like ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is a musician's musician; a guitar player's guitar player.
Did you know that Johnny Winter was on the first cover of Guitar World Magazine in 1980 and that The Smashing Pumpkins B-Side "Tribute to Johnny," off the single "Zero" is about the Texas bluesman?
The upcoming book on Johnny Winter's life is due to be released May 1, 2010 by Backbeat Books: http://www.backbeatbooks.com/index.jsp