Featuring Johnny Winter Band, Edgar Winter Band, Rick Derringer & Kim Simmonds!
There's a lot of history packed into the Rock'N'Blues Fest tour. Brothers Johnny and Edgar helped keep hard-rockin' blues alive throughout the mellow rock/disco 1970s. Along with releasing his own albums, Johnny worked with Muddy Waters on three of the blues master's albums, including the Grammy-winning Hard Again in 1977.
Younger brother Edgar has cut a pretty wide swath through musicdom as well. His 1972 album, They Only Come Out At Night introduced Winter to new fans as songs such as "Free Ride," "Hanging Around" and the mega-hit instrumental "Frankenstein" dominated radio stations' playlists.
Then there's Rick Derringer, who played with Edgar on They Only Come Out At Night and saw his own album, All-American Boy hit gold with the single "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo" which included a guest spot by Edgar. But that wasn't Derringer's first time in the spotlight. As a teen he fronted Indiana-based band The McCoys and sang lead on the group's chart-topping hit, "Hang On Sloopy."
A stalwart of Brit blues, Kim Simmonds has led Savoy Brown through dozens of member changes, but has always retained the reputation as one of the leading bands for rocking the blues. Simmonds celebrated the band's 45th anniversary in 2011 with the release of Voodoo Moon. Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds most recent solo album, Out Of The Blue, was released in 2009, featuring a collection of material showcasing his singer/songwriter talents.