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Ax Facts & Stats with Johnny Winter.

By Dave B. Roberts. Check out this interview in its entirety featured in the forthcoming Ax Facts & Stats Volume 2 book due for release SOON, featuring Q&As not featured in the online interviews!

My name is:
Johnny Winter.

My current job:

My hometown:
Beaumont, TX.

My current album or project:

Former bands:
My Own.

The guitars I use are:
Lazer and Gibson Firebird.

The strings and tunings I use:
D'Addario 10's.

My current rig setup consists of:
Musicman 4x10 and boss CE-2 chorus PDL.

The greatest invention for guitars:

My favorite all-time guitar solo (from another guitarist):
"Okie Doki Stomp" by Gatemouth.

Favorite all-time song (any artist) is:
"What I Said" - Ray Charles.

Favorite song by our band:

Favorite song to perform in front of a live audience:
"HWY 61"

My Career highlight thus far is:
Playing with Muddy Waters.

My most embarrassing moment on stage:
Getting lost on a circular stage.

Other than my guitar and amps, the one piece of my gear that I cannot live without:
Thumb pick.

The first song I ever mastered on guitar was:
by Chet Atkins.

My first guitar was:

The first time I ever heard our band on the radio was:
in Texas.

If I am only sure of one thing in life,It's:
You cant take it with you.

The one ritual I always perform prior to going on stage is:
Warm up.

The exact moment I knew I would pursue a career in music was:
When I was 12.

The one thing most fans don't know about me is:
I love to bowl.

The best advice I could give beginning guitarists:
Listen to everything!

CD(s) I'm listening to right now:
Robert Johnson.

My 3 all-time favorite albums:
1 - The Best of Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, BB King Live.

Best gig:

Favorite junk food:
Taco Bell.

My biggest pet peeve:

The word or catch phrase I say too much is:

The hardest part of my job:

What I like to do in my "off" time:
Watch TV.

The first thing I do when I come home from touring:
Watch TV.

Previous or first day job:
Teaching guitar.

Right after this interview I'm going to:
Watch TV.

I couldn't imagine being on the road without:

If I wasn't doing the musician thing, I could really see myself working as:
A Lawyer.

Favorite movie:

My mission in life:
Playing for people.

My guilty pleasure band or artist:
The Beatles.

My next goal is:
To play more.

The greatest contribution guitars/music have brought into my life is:
Success and good friends.

Check out our Website at:

If I could have three wishes, they would be:
Continued health,continued happiness, and continued success.

When it's all said and done, I want the world to remember me for:
Being a Bluesman.


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