The Johnny Winter Story

Johnny Winter life and career during 1993

Johnny Winter Timeline 1993

This page covers Johnny Winter performances, concerts and tours during the year 1993, quickly jump to the year: 1990 , 1991 , 1992 , 1993 , 1994 , 1995 , 1996 , 1997 , 1998 , 1999 .

 

 

The album "Hey, where's your brother" is nominated for a grammy award for "Best contemporary blues recording".

Bob Dylan's 53rd Birthday Celebration as Madison Square Garden.

Madison Square Garden Johnny Winterwas part of the Bob Dylan 30th Birthday Celebration at Madison Square Garden 16 Oct 1992. The concert is available on video and CD. Johnny plays a blistering version of Highway 61 Revisited. He's backed up by Booker T and the MGs. The bass player (Donald "Duck" Dunn I think?) is visibly blown away by Johnny's performance, it's a lot of fun to watch. The crowd absolutely loved him. I'm not sure who distributes the video or the exact name of the tape but it would be a good one to add to your list. Other performers include Neil Young, Eddie Vetter, Tracy Chapman and so many others I can't remember.

  • Walking Thru The Park - Johnny Winter sings this one
  • Hoochie Coochie Man

Movie Soundtrack: Fire In The Sky 1993

Blinded by Love by Johnny Winter from the CD: "Saints and Sinners"
"Blinded by Love" by Johnny Winter was blasting on the radio in that scene in the movie when those guys were driving down the road in the truck. (During that scene a bit of a fight broke out in the truck drowning out the song on the radio. Someone in the truck yelled "Come on this is a great song') Three loggers traveling by truck encounter a strange bright light in the sky and decide to investigate further. They pull their truck over and one of them, Travis hops out of the truck to get a better look. As he gazes to the sky a beam of bright light focuses down on him. Immediately he is paralyzed and lifted into the air and into a strange craft circling above. The action focuses on his encounters onboard this alien vessel. He is dragged about by small ogre like brown aliens and then operated on by large headed blue aliens. These are the so called blues and grays of UFO folklore. In one scene plastic is affixed over his face so he can't even scream. Denied the ability to move he sits like a guiena pig just waiting to be disected, prodded, or even just disposed of. Several days later Travis magically appears near a truck stop and is promptly picked up by his friends. He tells the story of his dissaperance to a local sherriff and a lie detector expert. The loggers that were with him are also questioned. These are the so called "debriefing" scenes so to speak that often follow UFO encounters as everyone is quick to debunk people making such allegations. Travis grows distant from everyone but finally in the end comes to terms with his encounter. He jokes that next time he won't step out of the truck when a strange light appears in the sky. The movie featured some terrifyingly realistic alien encounter scenes that will raise the pulse of even the strongest naysayers of UFO folklore.

Starring: D.B. Sweeney and Robert Patrick

Synopsis: The astonishing story of Travis Walton, an Arizona logger who, in the presence of five of his friends, was struck by a brilliant bolt of energy beaming from the sky and then disappeared for several days.

Movie Soundtrack: Sliver 1993

Life is Hard by Johnny Winter from the CD: "Let Me In"

Starring: Sharon Stone, Tom Berenger and William Baldwin

Synopsis: Carly Norris (Sharon Stone), a demure divorcée and book editor, moves in to New York City's tall, elegant Sliver building. Unbeknownst to Carly, though, fatal mysteries enshroud her new accommodations. Soon the center of attention, Carly is befriended by Gus Hale (Keene Curtis), left gifts by a secret admirer, and pursued by two handsome men--Zeke Hawkins (William Baldwin) and Jack Lansford (Tom Berenger). However, someone is using a very sophisticated surveillance system to watch the intimate lives of these tenants--including Carly.
SLIVER is based on a novel by Ira Levin (ROSEMARY'S BABY), although the script shares striking similarities with writer Joe Eszterhas's earlier BASIC INSTINCT screenplay. Phillip Noyce directs efficiently, and Polly Walker is striking as a Londoner out of her element in the coke-addled world of upscale Manhattan.

 

Saturday, 16 January 1993: Florida Theatre Jacksonville, Fla.

Sunday, 17 January 1993: CENTER STAGE ATLANTA, GA

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbugging me
  3. Soon forgotten [rare rendition of this song popularized by Muddy Waters, penned by St. Louis Jimmy Oden who also wrote the classic "goin' down slow"]
  4. Going down [Jeff Ganz on vovals]
  5. Highway 61 revisited
  6. White line blues
  7. Illustrated man
  8. Sshe likes to boogie real low
  9. Johnny guitar
  10. Rumble

Jan 1993: Sells out The Vic, Chicago, Il.

31 Jan 1993 - St Louis Post Dispatch

Johnny Winter makes the Awesome look Easy, a lengthy concert review

Click this image to see full artiecle on Johnny Winter

Texas Blues Magazine - February 1993

The Winter of '93 Is A Hot One!!

Hey Where's your Brother? is the title of the new Johnny Winter album, coming from the Pointblank label. It is the follow-up album to Johnny's Grammy-nominated and critically-acclaimed Pointblank debut, Let Me In. On this collection of 14 killer tracks, Johnny is supported by regular band members Jeff Ganz (bass) and Tom Compton (drums and percussion), with guest appearances by harmonica player Billy Branch, and younger brother Edgar Winter on vocals, sax and organ on three songs: "You Keep Leavin'," "Sick And Tired," and a special holiday number, "Please Come Home For Christmas." (Indeed, the album title refers to a question frequently yelled at the stage during Johnny's live performances from fans hoping for a surprise visit from Edgar!) As with Let Me In, the album was produced by Dick Shurman and Johnny Winter and recorded in Chicago.

The album's lead-off track, "Johnny Guitar," with its rootsy feel, blistering guitar and emotionally-charged vocals, not only sets the tone for all the music to follow - it will be the first track released to album radio. Other key tracks include "You Must Have A Twin," "Blues This Bad," and "Treat Me Like You Wanna." A major US and Canadian tour is currently in progress.

Born in Beaumont, Texas on February 23, 1944, John Dawson Winter III grew up surrounded by the blues, country and cajun music. His brother Edgar was born three years later and the two showed an inclination toward music at an early age. As Johnny told Down Beat magazine, "We sang regularly, because Daddy loved to sing harmony. He sang in a barbershop quartet and in a church choir, so Edgar and I started singing as soon as we were born, almost." Johnny began playing clarinet at age five and switched to ukulele a few years later. Johnny and Edgar began performing as a duet in an Everly Brothers vein, winning talent contests and appearing on local television shows. When Johnny was 11, the Winter Brothers traveled to New York to audition for Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour." Soon after their first exposure to rock 'n roll came through the music of Little Richard, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins and early Elvis Presley. They also began soaking up the sound of rhythm and blues from DJ Clarence Garlow's "Bon Ton Show" on KJET radio in Beaumont. At age 14, Johnny organized his first band, Johnny & The Jammers, with brother Edgar on piano. A year later, they cut two songs at Bill Hall's Gulf Coast Recording Studios in Beaumont. The single "School Day Blues" b/w "You Know I Love You" came out a month later on Houston-based Dart Records, gaining The Winter Brothers some local notoriety.

Around this time, Johnny began sitting in with DJ Clarence Garlow, who also performed around town and had a regional hit with "Bon Ton Roule." Johnny also frequented the Beaumont's all-black Raven Club, where the aspiring blues guitarist got to see such heroes as Muddy Waters , B.B. King and Bobby Bland for the first time.

Friday, 5 February 1993: Des Moines, Iowa

  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. She likes to boogie real low
  3. Hard way
  4. You keep saying that you're leavin'
  5. Johnny guitar
  6. Born under a bad sign [Jeff Ganz on vocals]
  7. White line blues
  8. Illustrated man

Friday, 5 March 1993: Lulu's, Ontario, Canada

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. She likes to boogie real low
  3. I've got a brand on you
  4. You're humbuggin' me
  5. Turn on your lovelight
  6. White line blues
  7. Johnny guitar
  8. Ain't That Just Like a Woman
  9. Blue mood
  10. Okie dokie stomp

Saturday, 6 March 1993: RPM, Toronto, Canada

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. She likes to boogie real low
  3. Hard way
  4. Can't lose what you never had
  5. Your mind is on vacation [Mighty Jeff Ganz on vocals]
  6. Johnny guitar
  7. White line blues
  8. Black cat bone

Apr 1993: On tour with

Edgar, Poco, Steppenwolf, Dave Mason, perform at the USF Soccer field University of South Florida, FL.

Monday, 8 March 1993 - Thorold, Ontario, Canada

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. She like to boogie real low
  3. You keep saying that you're leaving
  4. Don't take advantage of me
  5. No more doggin'
  6. Born under a bad sign [Jeff Ganz on vocals]
  7. Blue mood
  8. Johnny guitar
  9. Okie dokie stomp
  10. Rumble

Friday, 19 March 1993 - ijou Theatre, Knoxville, Tennessee

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Sick & tired
  3. No more doggin'
  4. Don't take advantage of me
  5. You keep saying that you're leaving
  6. jJhnny guitar
  7. She like to boogie real low
  8. Turn on your lovelight [Jeff Ganz on vocals]
  9. Mojo boogie
  10. White line blues
  11. Blue mood
  12. Okie dokie stomp

Saturday, 8 May 1993: Cerdanyola del Valles (Spain) Bluesfestival.

Wednesday, 12 May 1993: Neu Isenburg, Hugenottenhalle (Germany)

Special Guest: Samuel Eddy

Johnny Winter: Where Is Your Brother Tour 1993

Where is your Brother Tour 1993 Where is your Brother Tour 1993

Wednesday, 19 May 1993 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, England

    Setlist
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. She likes to boogie real low
  3. Hard way
  4. I got my brand on you
  5. White line blues
  6. Turn on your love light [Jeff Ganz on vocals; another great rendition, full of superb guitar solos. 16 minutes long]
  7. Johnny guitar
  8. Drop the bomb

Saturday, 19 June 1993: City Stages, Birmingham Alabama

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbuggin' me
  3. Check out her mama
  4. You keep saying that you are leaving
  5. She likes too boogie real low (superb rendition)
  6. White line blues
  7. Turn on your love light (sang by Mighty Jeff Ganz, the highlight of this concert. Another powerful and extended (15 + minutes) version, plenty of guitar & bass solos. It's a big pleasure to hear it - thank you very much for this, Jeff)
  8. Illustrated man
  9. Drop the bomb

Thursday, 25 June 1993: Ontario Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mike remembers: That Ontario Place show was one of the best I've ever seen. Otis Rush opened, and John Mayall w/Coco Montoya were second and then Johnny came on. They had screwed up the seating since Johnny had requested that the normally rotating stage be stopped- it's a cool idea. The outdoor venue is round and under a round roof and with the stage rotating, it means that you have a good seat at least 1/4 of the time, but Johnny didn't want it, maybe due to eyesight issues. At any rate, just as Johnny came on a real storm came up and he kept talking to someone on the side as he was playing. We were all a bit worried that he was going to cancel - there was a big stream of water pouring over the electrical feeds and there was lots of lightning - good time to be "unplugged". Anyway, he kept at it and it's something I'd love to have on video - Johnny playing his ass off and the lightning flashing behind him made it a real feast for the eyes too! I didn't bring a recorder but should have. I've been searched at other Johnny Winter shows for knives, drugs, cameras and recorders and figured that they'd do the same at Ontario Place, but, it being Ontario, they were only interested in seizing alcohol.

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. She likes to boogie real low
  3. Hard way
  4. You keep saying that you are leaving
  5. Turn on your love light (vocal by Mighty Jeff Ganz - another wonder. By the "bass & guitar duel", Johnny and Jeff trade licks on some Beatles songs! )
  6. Johnny Guitar
  7. You're humbugging me
  8. Notes: Excellent audience recording with a marvelous atmosphere; you feel like you're there! After a quickie sen-sa-shun (only 6 minutes) and a "normal" "she likes...", the boys have turned on and deliver a STELLAR performance. The best "hard way" version I've listened and beautiful "you keep saying...". Energetic, but the short, versions of "johnny guitar" and "you're humbugging me".

Friday,26 June 1993: Capitol Room, Ottawa Congress Centre, Ontario, Canada

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. She likes to boogie real low
  3. You keep saying that you are leaving
  4. White line blues
  5. Turn on your lovelight [Jeff Ganz on vocals]
  6. Illustrated man
  7. Blue mood
  8. Drop the bomb

Friday, 6 August 1993: Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, R.I.

    Setlist:
  1. Ssen-sa-shun
  2. The sun is shining
  3. Sick & tired
  4. Hard way
  5. You keep saying that you're leaving
  6. Johnny guitar (after this song, Johnny says "... my bass player from 20 years..." I could not get everything he said, but I believe he is talking about Randy Jo Hobbs that had been dead the day before this show)
  7. Sky is crying
  8. Mojo boogie
  9. Drop the bomb

Friday, 13 August 1993: Peppermint Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. She likes to boogie real low
  3. Illustrated man
  4. You keep saying that you're leaving
  5. Turn on your lovelight (another wonderful showcase for Jeff Ganz abilities in a 15 plus minutes song. Powerful singing and a mindblowing "bass & guitar duel")
  6. You're humbuggin' me
  7. Sky is crying
  8. Black cat bone (???? due to a faulty sound from the Johnny's microphone [in the club, not a recording problem], I'm not sure this is Black Cat Bone. It would be Dust My Broom too.
  9. Johnny guitar
  10. Drop the bomb

Tuesday, 17 August 1993: Pittsburgh.

Ontario Place Forum (the Molson Ampitheatre is now on this site) in Toronto in 1993. This was an outdoor venue that was basically a big bowl with some covered seating, and behind seating on a grassy hillside. It featured a rotating stage, although this wasn't in use for JW. Opening for JW was Otis Rush, and John Mayall. John Mayall had a great guitarist in his band called Coco Montoya, who now has a solo career. Anyway, Coco was way down in the mix, and was only given short solos, where Mayall took extended keyboard solos that had a gross chimey tone and weren't really happening. Everyone could tell Coco could cook if given the chance. Peolple started chanting "more guitar, more guitar!" It didn't happen, and the chants degenerated to "Fag! Fag!" and booing whenever Mayhall took a solo. Mayhall also shamelessly plugged his new album after nearly every song which didn't win him any friends given the ugly mood of the crowd. It was all pretty funny, but I found it odd that the crowd would dis a blues heavyweight like Mayall.

When Johnny came on he opened with an instrumental, Sen-Sa-Shun I think. The weather had been looking nasty all day, and now it started to pour with thunder and lightning. Most people scuttled under the covered area, some just stayed on the hill and got drenched. Johnny broke into "It was Rainin", and continued to complete a great show. The only disappointment was that he didn't play any slide at all.

Guitar World, September 1993

ME/Sounds Oct 1993

Johnny Winter's 1964 Gibson Firebird fold out picture

 

Rock and Folk Magazine 1993 (France)

Hifi Vision (Germany), 1993

Review of "Hey where's your brother"

 

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