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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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““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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  • Sun

    Nov 9


    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US | 12:00am

    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Sun Nov 09 12:00am
  • Wed

    Nov 12


    Buffalo, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Buffalo, NY, US
    Wed Nov 12 8:00pm
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    Nov 14


    Bethel, NY, US | 3:00pm
    Fri Nov 14 3:00pm

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    George Winston **George Winston was originally scheduled to play the Event Gallery in 2012 but had to cancel the show due to illness.**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 MGs, 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 the late 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. George is presently concentrating mainly on live performances, and most of the time he is touring playing solo piano concerts (the Summer Show or the Winter Show), solo guitar concerts, solo harmonica concerts, and solo piano dances (with R&B and slow dance songs).George is also working on solo guitar and is recording the masters of the Hawaiian Slack Key guitar for an extensive series of albums for Dancing Cat Records.Slack Key is the name for the beautiful solo finger style guitar tradition, unique to Hawaii, which began in the early 1800s and predated the steel guitar by over half a century.

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    Nov 16


    Ithaca, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Ithaca, NY, US
    Sun Nov 16 8:00pm
  • Tue

    Nov 18


    Ephrata, PA, US | 7:00pm

    Ephrata, PA, US
    Tue Nov 18 7:00pm
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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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