By Ray Shasho
The tour was originally scheduled to headline .
Edgar was extremely excited about performing with his Big Brother Johnny again.
"My wife, Monique, and I are shocked at the suddenness of Johnny's passing,especially since I was so looking forward with such joy and anticipation to seeing him again and playing together. I know his body is departing this physical realm, but his presence, his music, and his spirit are undiminished, and alive as ever in my heart.Johnny has always been, is now, and will forever remain my greatest musical hero of all time. But more than all that, he's my brother - in family, in music, in life and beyond. I will do my best to carry on in honor of his memory and the Winter name." Blessings, Peace & Love, Edgar and Monique
The Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest/Hippiefest tour perseveres as a ‘Tribute to Johnny Winter.’ The tour kicked off in Clarkston, Michigan on July 31st and arrives at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on August 16th. This incredible show features classic rock legends … Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera (The voice of ‘Rare Earth’), and Kim Simmonds (‘Savoy Brown’). -Purchase tickets now atwww.rutheckerdhall.com or call 727-791-7400 for further information.
Very special thanks to Jeff Albright of ‘The Albright Entertainment Group’