Johnny Winter may live in New England these days, but his musical lineage is purely Texan, going all the way back to his school days in Beaumont and an influential local disc jockey named J.P. Richardson, the Big Bopper of "Chantilly Lace" fame. Young Winter grabbed onto the blues early and has never let go. Described by historians as the link between Brit rock outfits like the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin and Southern blues rockers the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Winter was one of the first white blues acts to gain national attention when Columbia Records signed him in 1969 after hearing... More >>>