Joe Bonamassa's slide playing takes center stage on Edgar Winter’s new Johnny Winter tribute track, Mean Town Blues

Joe Bonamassa and Edgar Winter
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Earlier this year, Edgar Winter announced he was assembling an A-list cohort of electric guitar heroes for Brother Johnny – a mammoth tribute album for his late brother Johnny Winter.

Now, after unveiling a cover of Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode as the effort’s lead single, Winter has dropped Mean Town Blues – a rendition of Johnny’s 1968 hit, for which he’s recruited blues guitar icon Joe Bonamassa.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.