An Evening with George Winston
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
Presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
George Winston grew up mainly in Montana and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG's, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, blues, and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing the organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas "Fats" Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972, for the late guitarist John Fahey's Takoma label.
Schedule & Tickets
25-75 · Call 704.372.1000 to order.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 7:30pm · tickets · add to calendar 2022-11-29 19:30:00 2022-11-29 22:30:00 America/New_York An Evening with George Winston https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/427880/an-evening-with-george-winston Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
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