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George Winston

- US Santa Cruz, CA Folk / Instrumental / Piano

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Label: Dancing Cat Records/Sony

Bio: George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, j... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: New cancer research benefit EP now available on iTunes... http://t.co/bPi4ZjlQo4

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““This (GULF COAST BLUES & IMPRESSIONS – A HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT) is perhaps the most engaging Winston album ever, and the single one anyone who’s ever been interested in him should own.””
— Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
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  • Thu

    Dec 18


    Chicago, IL, US | 3:00pm
    Thu Dec 18 3:00pm

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    George Winston George WinstonInspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston's concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. He performs songs from his seasonal favorites AUTUMN, DECEMBER, WINTER INTO SPRING, and SUMMER, as well as Peanuts pieces from his Vince Guaraldi tribute albums LINUS & LUCY THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, and LOVE WILL COME-THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, VOL. 2, and more.George Winston solo piano the Winter ShowGeorge Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. His favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG's, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas Fats Waller and Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with his own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. His main influences currently are the New Orleans R&B pianists Professor Longhair, James Booker, and Henry Butler.Since 1972 George has released thirteen solo piano albums, and his latest releases are Love Will Come -The Music Of Vince Guaraldi Vol 2 (2010), and Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2 A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit (2012). This concert will feature George's Winter Show, which will include melodic fall and winter type songs, some of Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano and the stride piano traditions, and songs from his upcoming album, Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit, scheduled for release in 2015.This (GULF COAST BLUES & IMPRESSIONS A HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT) is perhaps the most engaging Winston album ever, and the single one anyone who's ever been interested in him should own. Thom Jurek, All Music GuideGeorge Winston's melodic folk-style piano has been his signature sound for more than 30 years. Richard Freedman, Oakland TribunePlease join us in support of a local food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrances.http://www.georgewinston.com/us/home

  • Sat

    Dec 20


    Ann Arbor, MI, US | 12:00am
    The Ark
    Ann Arbor, MI, US
    Sat Dec 20 12:00am
  • Mon

    Dec 22


    Zumbrota, MN, US | 12:00am

    Zumbrota, MN, US
    Mon Dec 22 12:00am
  • Tue

    Dec 23


    Zumbrota, MN, US | 12:00am

    Zumbrota, MN, US
    Tue Dec 23 12:00am
  • Tue

    Dec 30


    Telluride, CO, US | 12:00am

    Telluride, CO, US
    Tue Dec 30 12:00am
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  • Sandy Harless (Artist) Sandy Harless
    Very pretty! You are very talented!
  • Shad Hitz (Artist) Shad Hitz
    I really like Variations on the Kanon you are very talented
  • SlowFlinders (Artist) SlowFlinders
    Great melodies, nice chords. I'm an instant big fan of yours!
  • Appalachian Criminal (Artist) Appalachian Criminal
    Great tunes!!!! This is unique and a breathe of fresh air. You all rock my socks!!! MJPN Check us out too!!!! http://www.reverbnation.com/c./a4/1143824/497781/Ar...
  • Ian Stokol (Artist) Ian Stokol
    So good for my soul... thank you George!
  • Phoenix (Artist) Phoenix
    Stopping by on this Monday morning to wish you an awesome week. Peace, light and love... T.J.
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