Johnny Winter and his band return to Clearwater with a performance at the Capitol Theatre Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
CLEARWATER - Ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Texas native Johnny Winter and his band return to Clearwater with a performance at the Capitol Theatre Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
The Texas guitar tradition runs deep. It's a gutsy school of blues playing, marked by thick tones, aggressive attack and tons of technique, all delivered in a flamboyant, swaggering style that is endemic to the Lone Star State. One name that ranks atop all others is Johnny Winter, the international ambassador for rocking Texas blues for the last 30 years.
His 2009 Grammy-nominated disc titled I’m A Bluesman adds to his Texas-sized reputation. This tour, Winter brings audiences material from his 2011 release Roots while reacquainting them with his iconic guitar playing.
The Mojo Gurus also will play Feb. 17. Tampa Bay favorites The Mojo Gurus deliver their brand of southern fried party rock and energetic stage show. The Gurus have opened for a diverse collection of bands including David Allan Coe, Joe Perry and Robin Trower. Their new album Who Asked Ya? is set to drop latter this year and features the horn driven, funk rocker “Where You Hidin' Your Love” which was mixed by Tommy Henricksen (Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Lady GaGa). They also have a 7-inch vinyl single coming out in March on the local label Daddy Kool Records. Visit www.mojogurus.com.
Reserved tickets priced at $47.50 and $39.50 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.atthecap.com. The Capitol Theatre Ticket Office opens one hour prior to show time.
Valet parking is now available for most performances at the historic Capitol Theatre. Parking is free on city streets after 6 p.m. every day. Coachman Park parking lots are always free and are just a short walk to the Capitol Theatre.