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Johnny Winter, JP Soars

When: Wed., June 20, 8 p.m. 2012

The industry saw Johnny as a cracker answer to Jimi, but Winter wasn't able to translate that early hype into anything more than moderate commercial success through the '70s until Stevie Ray stole his thunder. Winter's limber workouts lack Hendrix's psychedelic swagger, but they still shred. The Beaumont, Texas, guitar slinger instead mines his country-blues boogie roots, showcasing some wicked 16th-note runs stirred into a rock mien. His latest, Roots, fits the typical guests-help-aging-rocker-revisit-his-roots album (Derek Trucks, Sonny Landreth, Susan Tedeschi, John Medeski) but is nonetheless very strong, classic Winter. —Chris Parker

Price: $34-39

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