Monday, February 9, 2015

And the The Blues Grammy Goes to Johnny Winter

I predicted that the late blues legend Johnny Winter would win the 57th Grammy Award. This is a great honor to the music and legacy of Winter, who passed away in July 2014.

His final album Step Back, which was released 2 months after his death, faced steep competition from Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite, Dave & Phil Alvin, and Ruthie Foster.  However his album holds the most sentimental value, and more importantly, its kickass bluesy-rock-and-roll from start to finish, so it definitely earned the win.

A big salute to Johnny Winter and all the nominees this year. See you again in 2016!

Here's a track off the album, called 'Mojo Hand' (by Lightnin Hopkins):

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