John Dawson "Johnny" Winter III (born February 23, 1944) is an American blues guitarist, singer, and producer. Best known for his late 1960s and 1970s high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters. Since his time with Waters, Johnny Winter has recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums and continues to tour extensively. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 74th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
There is no shortage of good rock bands around here. So why does a Jacksonville band become a local favorite with a devoted following of fans and a packed house wherever they go? It's because the band Big Engine is simply outstanding! This Jacksonville four-piece group is in demand for everything from big events to small clubs, and they are getting national attention too, playing Classic Rock from the 70s, Hard Rock and Metal from the 80s and 90s, Southern Rock, a little Punk Rock, and some excellent music of their own.The Big Engine is a high-octane rock n' roll machine, playing over 300 shows a year for thousands of fans. They do plenty of audience-pleasing cover favorites, but they also write some songs of their own, which are equally popular with their fans. When the band fires up â€œThat Girlâ€™s a Freakâ€ or â€œParty like a Rock Star,â€ the audience sings along with them, knowing all of the words. Thatâ€™s one sign of a successful band
Friday, March 1, 2013 9:30pm until 1:30am ARE YOU READY TO GET A LITTLE TWISTED?Chappell Entertainment, Twisted Tea & Cheers Park Ave are throwing YOU a Twisted Tea Party with Big Engine on Friday, March 1st 9:30PM-1:30AM!* Cheers Park Ave will be carrying Twisted Tea for the 1st time & will be offering a Twisted Tea Drink Special all night long!It gets cooler! Jacksonville, FL's biggest live music fans have banded together into a group called "The Misfits." Perhaps YOU are already a member of their Facebook Group.- The Misfits are pretty pumped up about this party and they are all getting into the spirit of Twisted Tea's Slogan - "Be a little Twisted" by declaring this night a Twisted Costume Party! They invite you to get in on the fun and dress up too!We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with so Misfits, Big Engine Fans; be original, be crazy, be a little twisted!* Big Engine will have lots FREE Twisted Tea Stuff on hand to award all of you with so come PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR WITH BIG ENGINE at Cheers Park Ave!
Big Engine is tearing through the Southeast, rocking audiences night after night with high octane performances with a hint of Southern rock sweetness.
Dixie Chicken is the third studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, released in 1973. (see 1973 in music). The artwork for the front cover was by illustrator Neon Park.The album is considered their landmark album with the title track as their signature song that helped further define the Little Feat sound. This was augmented by two additional members (guitarist Paul Barrere and percussionist Sam Clayton) added to make the more complete and familiar lineup that continued until their 1979 breakup. Bassist Kenny Gradney was brought in to replace original bassist Roy Estrada. This new lineup radically altered the band's sound, leaning toward New Orleans R&B/funk.
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington has been hospitalized, forcing the band to cancel this weekendâ€™s live shows.The band posted the news:â€œSkynyrd Nation, regrettably, our shows at the Hard Rock Biloxi this weekend on 2/15 & 2/16 have been cancelled. Gary Rossington has been hospitalized in Wyoming with an abdominal infection. We are awaiting further tests and treatment, once we receive information on Garyâ€™s status we will release additional information. Thank you for your understanding & support.â€
Skynyrd have been touring in support of their latest album, â€œLast Of A Dyinâ€™ Breed.â€Upon its release last summer, the project debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, the highest charting for a Skynyrd album since 1977.
The members of Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke are no strangers to hard work. Playing up to 250 dates each year, the guys are on the road more often than not, and theyâ€™ve seen tangible results of their labor. The band has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones. The band was even asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the bandâ€™s sophomore album. Theyâ€™ve toured Europe thrice over, and had their songs featured in video games (EA Sportsâ€™ NASCAR 08) and films (Swing Vote), as well. Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear.