By Anita Stewart, Managing Editor
New Release: “Lone Star Blues”
Release Date: March 18, 2022
This scorching Texas-styled blues song is the third released single and a sneak peak into the full length Blues album that will be a tribute to Edgar’s older brother Johnny who regrettably, left us in 2014. The album “Brother Johnny” will be released on April 15, 2022 and is now available for PRE-ORDER.
The album’s first single, “Johnny B. Goode,” released on January 7, 2022, features Edgar, Joe Walsh, David Grissom, Bob Glaub, Gregg Bissonette and Phil X. Listen to it HERE. The second single, “Mean Town Blues,” was released February 18, 2022, just before February 23, what would have been Johnny’s 78th birthday. It features Edgar Winter on vocals, Joe Bonamassa on slide guitar, Sean Hurley on bass and Gregg Bissonette on drums. Listen to it HERE.
“I don’t think this album would be complete without at least one, heartfelt, personal tribute from me to my brother–in the form of a song,” Edgar wrote in the album’s liner notes. “So I wrote this about something I know Johnny felt deep in his heart…The idea of being a star yet feeling all alone and then the perfect title, ‘Lone Star Blues’ came to me” which as a native Texan carries a double meaning. When it came to a special guest artist for this one, there was one and only one person I wanted to do it, and that is Keb’ Mo’. Keb’ Mo’ is a real blues man who feels it heart and soul. He has his own unique style that is absolutely perfect for this song.”
About “Lone Star Blues” Rock at Night says, “This bluesy, acoustic and slide tune was sung like a call and response with great guitar work by Edgar and Keb’ and the autobiographical lyrics told a story. Just a little tease from the upcoming tribute album and it’s gonna be great! Get ready!“