An Evening with George Winston
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

$36 adv / $40 door*

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August 05 8:00 pm


George Winston grew up in Montana and spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. Inspired by R&B, jazz, blues, and rock—especially the Doors—he began playing organ in 1967. He switched to the acoustic piano in 1971 after hearing recordings from the 1920s and 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Fats Waller and Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also came up with his own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. His inspirations range from pianists Professor Longhair and James Booker to harmonica players Sam Hinton and Rick Epping. The Record Searchlight says, "though he's a renowned R&B player himself, the style is but one shade of Winston's musical pallet."


For a chance to hear a modern master of the piano, catch George Winston at the Freight. 

 

 

 

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