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STEVE WINWOOD


BIO: Winwood was just a teenager when he rocketed into the international spotlight as the prodigious singer of the Spencer Davis Group (which also featured his brother Muff on bass). The blues and R&B-influenced rock of “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man” stood among the leading hits at the peak of the British Invasion, Winwood’s singing drawing comparisons to that of his idol Ray Charles - despite his tender age. Looking for a wider artistic palette, in 1967 he headed to the countryside with friends Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason, forging the collective spirit into Traffic, producing some of the most inventive and durable works of the psychedelic-tinged late-”60s. In 1969 he and Clapton, having worked together briefly in the short-lived Powerhouse project, formed Blind Faith with Clapton’s Cream-mate, drummer Ginger Baker, and bass player Rick Grech, though the “supergroup” lasted just one acclaimed album and tour. Intending to mix English folk styles along with jazz and rock, Winwood started work on what was meant as his first solo album, but ultimately enlisted Capaldi and Wood in a reconvened Traffic for the landmark John Barleycorn Must Die album. An expanded Traffic lineup (including African percussionist Reebop Kwaku Baah) went on to make two of the most arresting albums of the early ’70s in The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and Shoot Out At the Fantasy Factory, expanding on the jazz and world music elements. A scaled-back line-up brought the Traffic era to a close with 1974’s When the Eagle Flies. With 1977’s Steve Winwood, a rich solo career launched in earnest. Arc of a Diver (1980) featured the hit “While You See a Chance”, and subsequent solo albums Talking Back to the Night (1982), Back in the High Life (1986), and Roll With It (1988) produced era-defining songs including “Valerie,” “Higher Love,” “Back in the High Life,” and “Roll With It." Following 1990’s Refugees of the Heart, Winwood and Capaldi reunited as Traffic for the 1994 Far From Home album and tour, the latter documented in the CD/DVD release The Last Great Traffic Jam. In 1997, Winwood teamed with producer Narada Michael Walden for Junction 7. In 2003 the critically acclaimed About Time was released which saw Winwood returning to the free-flowing spirit of some of his most enduring music. The 2008 follow up titled Nine Lives saw Winwood gain one of his highest billboard chart entries. Currently, Winwood can still be found touring, predominantly keeping himself to the US and Europe but, most recently he has completed a tour of Australia and New Zealand with Steely Dan. When he's not touring with his own band Winwood is still regularly collaborating with ex Blind Faith band mate Eric Clapton. Having completed a landmark 3 night stand at Madison Square Gardens in New York in 2008 they have subsequently gone on to tour the wider US, Europe and now Japan. Along the way, Winwood has also collaborated with and accompanied musicians from around the globe, including Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland), Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, James Brown, Muddy Waters, Toots & the Maytals, Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, salsa greats Tito Puente and the Fania All Stars, Japanese innovator Stomu Yamashta and African percussionist Remi Kabaka, just to name a handful of dozens.

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Lilly Winwood Gears Up To Release Debut Album 'Time Well Spent' Photo Lilly Winwood Gears Up To Release Debut Album 'Time Well Spent'
by TV News Desk - January 07, 2021

East Nashville-based Americana artist, Lilly Winwood, is gearing up to release her debut album Time Well Spent on January 29....
Lilly Winwood Releases Music Video For 'Few More Records' Photo Lilly Winwood Releases Music Video For 'Few More Records'
by TV News Desk - December 07, 2020

Americana singer/songwriter Lilly Winwood released the music video today for her current single “Few More Records.” ...
Dave Mason Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 'Alone Together... Again' Photo Dave Mason Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 'Alone Together... Again'
by TV News Desk - November 19, 2020

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of his classic first solo album, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason has reimagined that iconic release with Alone Together...Again, set for physical release this Friday, November 20, 2020....
Blind Guitar Legend Joey Stuckey Releases New Single 'You Know My Name' Photo Blind Guitar Legend Joey Stuckey Releases New Single 'You Know My Name'
by TV News Desk - October 15, 2020

Joey Stuckey, the official music ambassador for Macon, Georgia, the “southern rock capital of the world”, releases a new single “You Know My Name”. ...
Beth Snapp's Inspiring New Single “Higher Love” Finds Hope On The Horizon Photo Beth Snapp's Inspiring New Single “Higher Love” Finds Hope On The Horizon
by BWW News Desk - October 05, 2020

It can be easily argued - and successfully as well - that those songs that truly resonate are the ones that speak to our humanity and inspire us to peer well beyond the horizon. Beth Snapp's striking new single a cover of the Steve Winwood classic 'Higher Love' does just that. It's sung for a cause ...
Sugarcane Jane Releases RUFFLED FEATHERS: SONGS IN THE KEY OF ME Photo Sugarcane Jane Releases RUFFLED FEATHERS: SONGS IN THE KEY OF ME
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2020

Husband & wife duo Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee have released 'Ruffled Feathers: Songs In The Key of Me.' Crawford is known for his work with Neil Young....
AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY To Make North American Debut With An Extended Residency At Fl Photo AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY To Make North American Debut With An Extended Residency At Flamingo Las Vegas
by TV News Desk - March 03, 2020

Following a successful 24-city premiere tour across Europe, the boundary-breaking hologram concert experience featuring the voice of one of the world's greatest entertainers, AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM CONCERT will make its North American debut with an extended residency a...
Al Di Meola Releases New Album ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Photo Al Di Meola Releases New Album ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2020

World-renowned guitar hero Al Di Meola welcomes a new decade with an ambitious follow-up to his 2013 studio recording All Your Life: A Tribute to the Beatles with a sophomore homage to the Beatles, entitled Across The Universe, due out on earMUSIC on March 13, 2020....
Bill Wyman's Bass Guitars, Wardrobe and More from his Famous Archive Heads to Julien' Photo Bill Wyman's Bass Guitars, Wardrobe and More from his Famous Archive Heads to Julien's Auctions this May
by TV News Desk - February 13, 2020

Julien's Auctions, the auction house to the stars, is honored to present property from BILL WYMAN AND HIS ROLLING STONES ARCHIVE COURTESY OF RIPPLE PRODUCTIONS LIMITED taking place MAY 29TH, 30TH AND 31ST, live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com. This spectacular auction of the Rock ...
Steely Dan With Steve Winwood Announce 'Earth After Hours' Summer Tour Photo Steely Dan With Steve Winwood Announce 'Earth After Hours' Summer Tour
by TV News Desk - January 15, 2020

Today legendary band Steely Dan announced their Earth After Hours summer tour with Steve Winwood, playing amphitheaters across North America. Fans can expect to hear all the hits from both iconic acts. The outing will visit outdoor venues including Seattle, Toronto, Los Angeles, and more....
Cris Jacobs Releases Acclaimed New Album COLOR WHERE YOU ARE Photo Cris Jacobs Releases Acclaimed New Album COLOR WHERE YOU ARE
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2019

Today, Cris Jacobs releases his acclaimed new album Color Where You Are via Blue Rose Music. After years of extensive touring with diverse acts like Greensky Bluegrass and JJ Grey, as well as bigger headliners like Sturgill Simpson and Steve Winwood, Color Where You Are weaves Jacobs' soulful, signa...
Joey Stuckey Releases New Full Length Album 'In The Shadow Of The Sun' Photo Joey Stuckey Releases New Full Length Album 'In The Shadow Of The Sun'
by TV News Desk - February 08, 2019

When blind guitar legend Joey Stuckey gives inspirational talks about overcoming odds and helping people define success on their own terms, he's big on the concept of living a life of intention. Yet when the veteran blues rocker booked his progressive Americana trio into the legendary Sun Studio for...
Cris Jacobs to Release New Album 'Color Where You Are' Photo Cris Jacobs to Release New Album 'Color Where You Are'
by TV News Desk - February 07, 2019

 Cris Jacobswill release Color Where You Are, the full-length follow up to his critically acclaimed 2016 album Dust to Gold, on April 12, 2019. Releasing through Blue Rose Music, Color Where You Arefollows Jacobs' brand of rock, Americana, and soul through the next steps of his life; coming off of a...
Grammy-Nominated Blues-Rock Guitarist Joe Bonamassa to Host New Weekly Show on Sirius Photo Grammy-Nominated Blues-Rock Guitarist Joe Bonamassa to Host New Weekly Show on SiriusXM
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2019

SiriusXM announced today that world renowned two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues artist Joe Bonamassa will host a new weekly show, Different Shades of Blue with Joe Bonamassa, on SiriusXM's B.B. King's Bluesville channel. ...
Xiuhtezcatl Drops New Video for MAGIC Feat. Tru Photo Xiuhtezcatl Drops New Video for MAGIC Feat. Tru
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2018

Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced Shoe-Tez-Caht), young and progressive hip-hop artist, made it into the public eye as an activist speaking out on critical issues including climate change and Indigenous rights. He also performed and supported the Standing Rock movement. When he first started to write bars, he...
Prince's Final Stage Performance Guitar & More Will Rock Julien's Auctions' Two Day M Photo Prince's Final Stage Performance Guitar & More Will Rock Julien's Auctions' Two Day Music Auction Event
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2018

Julien's Auctions, the world–record breaking auction house, has announced that ICONS & IDOLS: ROCK–N–ROLL their two–day music extravaganza to take place Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 live in Hard Rock Café in New York and online at www.juliensauctions.com. The all star lineup featurin...
Alana Davis Kicks Off Mini-Tour Today, New Album LOVE AGAIN Out Now Photo Alana Davis Kicks Off Mini-Tour Today, New Album LOVE AGAIN Out Now
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018

Singer-Songwriter Alana Davis will play select East Coast live dates in in support of her latest release Love Again.  The trek, kicking off today, will hit Washington DC, Boston and her native New York City (Dates below.) Love Again was released May 4th via Cleopatra Records and is Davis' first stud...
Xiuhtezcatl Announces Debut Album BREAK FREE Photo Xiuhtezcatl Announces Debut Album BREAK FREE
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2018

Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced Shoe-Tez-Caht), young and progressive hip-hop artist, made it into the public eye as an activist speaking out on critical issues including climate change and Indigenous rights. He also performed and supported the Standing Rock movement. When he first started to write bars, he...
Alana Davis Announces Select Live Dates, New Album LOVE AGAIN Out Now Photo Alana Davis Announces Select Live Dates, New Album LOVE AGAIN Out Now
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2018

Singer-Songwriter Alana Davis will play select East Coast live dates in October in support of her latest release Love Again.  The trek will hit Washington DC, Boston and her native New York City (Dates below.) Love Again was released May 4th via Cleopatra Records and is Davis' first studio album in ...
Public Image LTD 40th Anniversary Celebration; Tickets On-Sale Today For North Americ Photo Public Image LTD 40th Anniversary Celebration; Tickets On-Sale Today For North American Fall Tour
by TV News Desk - July 16, 2018

In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, JOHN LYDON's PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) have announced a flurry of activity for 2018 including a worldwide tour, a career-spanning boxset and the theatrical release of a brand-new documentary film on the band. 'THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR' wi...
Public Image LTD Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration; North American Tour Starts O Photo Public Image LTD Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration; North American Tour Starts October 9 In New Orleans
by TV News Desk - July 09, 2018

In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, JOHN LYDON's PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) have announcedTHE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, will kick off in New Orleans on Tuesday, October 9 (see below for all dates). Tickets go on-sale starting Friday, July 13 at 10:00AM local time. Further PUBLIC...
Midge Ure + Paul Young Announce Leg Two of The Soundtrack Of Your Life Tour Photo Midge Ure + Paul Young Announce Leg Two of The Soundtrack Of Your Life Tour
by TV News Desk - June 26, 2018

Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure will return to North America on a co-headline tour with old friend, and fellow Brit, Paul Young. The second leg of  the 'Soundtrack of your Life' Tour will hit the west coast starting in August, down through Texas ending up in the southeast mid Septem...
Midge Ure and Paul Young Kick Off The Soundtrack Of Your Life Tour This Week Photo Midge Ure and Paul Young Kick Off The Soundtrack Of Your Life Tour This Week
by TV News Desk - June 06, 2018

Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure returns to North America on a co-headline tour with old friend, and fellow Brit, Paul Young. The first leg of the 'Soundtrack of your Life' Tour starts this week and will run through the end of the month in Cincinnati, OH with more to be announced, in...
Nile Rodgers To Be Honored with 3rd Annual Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo Music & Photo Nile Rodgers To Be Honored with 3rd Annual Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 9th
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2018

The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul through the generations has announced multi-GRAMMY Award winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, to be honored with the third annual Les Paul Spirit Award at this year's Bon...
Midge Ure & Paul Young Announce U.S. Co-Headline Dates
The Soundtrack Of Your Life T Photo Midge Ure & Paul Young Announce U.S. Co-Headline Dates The Soundtrack Of Your Life Tour
by TV News Desk - March 28, 2018

Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure returns to North America this summer on a co-headline tour with old friend, and fellow Brit, Paul Young. The first leg of the 'Soundtrack of your Life' Tour will hit Texas, the Midwest and Northeast with more to be announced including a second leg hit...