Johnny Winter makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Arguably the first artist to drag electric blues kicking and screaming into the land of hard rock, Winter remains one of the most respected guitarists alive, representing the clear link between British blues-rock and Americana.
His latest album, Roots, is a collaborative effort, featuring contributions from fellow heavyweights such as Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and Vince Gill. Winter's Mountain Stage appearance, in which he's joined by his own band, marks one of his first nationally broadcast performances in years. He plays some of his best-known songs, too, including his signature cover of "Highway 61 Revisited," the Elmore James classic "Dust My Broom" (which appears on Roots) and three tunes which were not heard during the radio broadcast.