"I love playing the blues, now more than I ever have before": Johnny Winter reveals how he paid tribute to his favorite blues greats on Roots in 2011 GW interview

Johnny Winter peforms at the DTE Energy Center on August 30, 2012 in Clarkston, Michigan
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

This interview was conducted by Guitar World in 2011.

Johnny Winter has been playing electric blues since the Sixties, and his enthusiasm for it only grows with time.

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Andy Aledort

Guitar World Associate Editor Andy Aledort is recognized worldwide for his vast contributions to guitar instruction, via his many best-selling instructional DVDs, transcription books and online lessons. Andy is a regular contributor to Guitar World and Truefire, and has toured with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, as well as participating in several Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tours.