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Johnny Winter Quotes

Derek Trucks is a real good new artist. He's a young guy.

Everybody was tellin' me that I had to do something different, and I kind of agreed that I did need to vary it a little bit. I still love some rock 'n' roll too.

I always wanted to play music and have it be my career and knew this by the age of 12.

I just like the blues better than rock 'n' roll.

I like playin' for an audience the best, though, I think.

I never really got to know Jimi as a person.

I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.

I started playing ukulele first for 2 years from age 9 to 11 and got my first guitar and got inspired by blues I heard on the radio that turned me on and I started learning myself.

I think it will always be around it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues.

I think the blues will always be around. People need it.

I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers.

Jimi was always at The Scene when he was in New York and we played many times together. He was just everywhere - he went out and jammed everywhere he was.

Little Walter I would've liked to have played with.

My mother played piano so we always had music around the house.

No, I wasn't doin' any heroin when I was with Muddy.

Oh, I love to play on the road. I really love it.

T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around.

The best artists are gone now.

The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter... and Still Alive and Well is my favorite rock record.

There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find, it wasn't just one or two people. My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland.