Source: Republic Media
Blues Rock legend, multi-instrumentalist and former child prodigy Edgar Winter to release album ‘Rebel Road’ as a full European release to coincide with his first European tour since 2011.
“To me, the idea of the open road is a symbol of freedom, and freedom is what music is all about. It’s about living life on your own terms, and that’s what rebel road means to me. It’s not only a biker song; it’s my song and my story as well.” – Edgar Winter
‘Rebel Road’ is Winter’s 10th solo album and features 11 new tracks. The inspiration for the concept came from playing biker shows, such as the Easy Rider tour and Jay Leno’s Love Ride. The free spirited nature of biker life is a fitting metaphor for his musical approach, having been on the cutting edge of Rock, Blues, Jazz and Pop for decades.
Edgar was able to call upon an all-star cast throughout the recording process. Guns N’ Roses’ icon Slash features on the title track with lead and solo guitar work.
One of Country music’s biggest stars Clint Black plays a mean harmonica for ‘The Power Of Positive Drinkin’’ and ‘On The Horns Of A Dilemma’. Edgar’s late brother Johnny Winter lays down guitars on ‘Rockin’ The Blues’, an experience which was special for Edgar, “I closed my eyes and it took me back to when we were kids”.
The song ‘Peace and Love’ is dedicated to Edgar’s former band mate Ringo Starr, who he played keyboards with in Ringo’s All-Starr Band. Touring with this project influenced and developed his musical outlook profoundly. ‘The Closer I Get’ is dedicated to his other biggest influence, his wife Monique Winter.
Edgar Winter has had a varied and interesting career. Having been a proficient multi-instrumentalist before even leaving his parents’ home in the 1960s, he released his debut album ‘Entrance’ in 1970. He had a number one hit with ‘Frankenstein’ in 1973. His music has been used on numerous films and TV shows including The Simpsons, Tropic Thunder and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. An Eminem produced rework of his song ‘Dying to Live’ was used in Tupac: Resurrection, showing the broad reach of his influence.
“I have to thank Edgar Winter [for] the record that changed my life.” – Dave Grohl
“Former child prodigy and ‘Free Ride’ genius” – New York City Theatre
“Music Legend” – Consequence of Sound
- “Rebel Road” (w/ Slash) – 4:12
- “Eye on You” – 3:49
- “The Power of Positive Drinkin” (w/ Clint Black)– 3:47
- “Freedom” – 3:57
- “Rockin’ the Blues” (w/ Johnny Winter) – 5:01
- “The Closer I Get” – 4:39
- “I’d Do it Again” – 4:31
- “Texas Tornado” – 4:50
- “Peace and Love” – 4:47
- “On the Horns of a Dilemma” (w/ Clint Black) – 3:13
- “Oh No No” – 3:40
European Tour Dates:
|Sun 15 Nov 2015||Sweden||Stockholm, Medis||Tickster|
|Mon 16 Nov 2015||Sweden||Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers||Biljettforum|
|Wed 18 Nov 2015||Denmark||Copenhagen, Amager Bio||Billetnet|
|Fri 20 Nov 2015||Netherlands||Amsterdam, North Sea Jazz Club||Northseajazzclub|
|Sun 22 Nov 2015||Germany||Hamburg, Markthalle||Adticket|
|Mon 23 Nov 2015||Germany||Mannheim, Capitol||Adticket|
|Wed 25 Nov 2015||Germany||Munich, Freiheitz||Adticket|
|Thu 26 Nov 2015||Germany||Bonn, Harmonie||Adticket|
|Sat 28 Nov 2015||Belgium||Viviers, Spirit of 66||Spiritof66|
|Sun 29 Nov 2015||France||Paris, New Morning||Veryshow|
|Tue 1 Dec 2015||UK||London, Koko||Livenation|
Edgar Winter to Release Rebel Road for European Tour
Source: Guitar International Magazine