Blues legend Johnny Winter returned to Chicago Sept. 17th for the 3rd time this year. His last trip was this past March when he played 2 nights at City Winery. This time Winter played another great venue to see blues at SPACE in Evanston. The great thing about SPACE is they have many legends weekly like Winter play there. Winter played SPACE for 2 nights. Winter played a number of his famous covers including “Jumping Jack Flash,” and “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode,” “Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Good Morning Little School Girl,” Robert Johnson’s “Dust My Broom,” and Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor.” At 69 Winter still sounds great and his playing is always phenomenal especially when playing slide on a song like “Dust My Broom.” Winter’s band of Paul Nelson (Guitar), Scott Spray (Bass), and Tommy Curiale (Drums) kept everyone on their feet the whole night. Winter is a member of the Blues Hall of Fame, Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, and was ranked at 63 on Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest guitarists. After the show fans came on the bands RV to meet Johnny, get something signed, and take a photo. If you missed Winter this time, be sure to catch him next time as you won't want to miss seeing this legend.
October 7, 2013