Internationally renowned guitar hero and Texas blues honcho Johnny Winter has been recording and playing shows with his brother, fellow bluesman Edgar Winter, since he was 15 years old. Since then, he has released over 30 records in just under 40 years as a recording artist, a prolific output for an equally prolific artist. Always a champion of the rocking style of Texas guitar slinger blues, Winter has stuck with his roots over the years, despite waxing and waning trends and the snobbery of hipster music posturing. This method has served him well, enabling him to perform with some of the greatest blues legends of our time, including the idol of his youth, Muddy Waters. With bands like the White Stripes and the Black Keys garnering critical acclaim as they ape a bit of his style, the tides of popularity are on the move again. Gritty, powerful, blues-based music is making a comeback, and Johnny Winter is prepared to ascend the throne.