Legendary blues musician Johnny Winter may well be looking a bit older than his 69 years but he is certainly showing no signs of slowing down. Johnny looks worse for wear these days, which is in no small part down to his heroin addiction and his carpal tunnel vision, which forces him to play sitting down these days.
Johnny Winter released the 2011 album Roots, which featured covers of some of the great blues players, such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Among the tracklist for that album were some great hits, like Got My MoJo Working, Honky Town and Maybellene.
Johnny has now returned to the studio, where he is working on his new album, which has been described as a continuation of Roots. It has also been confirmed that Eric Clapton will join Johnny in the studio, as he has agreed to collaborate with Johnny Winter on the new record.
And it is not just Eric Clapton who will appear on the new album, as Johnny Winter has also got Mark Knopfler, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Dr. John and Greg Allman on board for the record. There is no official release date yet but we should get the new album around March 2014.