Well, as most of you probably already know I started the amazing tour with Sir Ringo and his All Starr Band on May 27th. Things were going Great, and we were all having such a blast! Then on June 8th (much to my dismay) I tested positive for Covid. Today (the 11th) is my 4th day of isolation—5 days being required for safety’s sake.
Tomorrow was the BIG DAY I was looking forward to returning, having missed 3 shows. But this morning my good friend Steve Lukather also tested positive. That pretty much signaled the end, making it impossible to continue. It’s so sad this is the world we now live in—but take heart, all is not lost. We’re not giving up, not by a long shot! We’ll be back, and SOON!
The second half of this tour is scheduled in September through October, and that hasn’t changed. Dave Hart (who books the tours) will try to reschedule as many of these dates as possible in that second leg, and you can check Ringo’s website for updates and details. So hold on to those tickets, and just as I’ve always said, let’s all KEEP ON ROCKIN’!
The band sent me this really nice (miss you) video the first night I had to miss after testing positive. Here’s what I texted back,
I am a bit “Down Under” from this “Overkill”, but I’m gonna “Hold The Line” and eventually “Pick Up The Pieces”. I Love you guys, one and all—stupendous Steve, wailing Warren, colossal Colin, happening Hamish, grooving Gregg, and Rocking Ringo.
Thanks for your concern and caring well wishes, you touched my heart! I missed you all and was flowing positive energy your way. I’ve never missed a gig through, flu, laryngitis, broken bones, an appendectomy—and I wouldn’t have missed tonight were it not for the danger to my friends. Making infectious music is cool, but this kind of infectious is just a drag. I’ll be thinking of you every night, and like Rocky Raccoon “I’ll be better, Doc, as soon as I am able”.
So, that’s the story—up to this point. Only time will tell how the rest of it may unfold. There’s no denying we now live in a different world than that which existed before Covid. But what that world turns out to be depends on us—the choices we make, the attitudes we hold, the sound judgment we choose to exercise or ignore; the new less pleasant reality we either accept and embrace, or refuse to see and attempt to escape by pretending things are still just the same.
If we hadn’t all been vaccinated, boosted, and taken all the appropriate precautionary measures, many of us might now be extremely sick or even have lost our lives. Thankfully, Luke and I will experience only minor symptoms, a few days of isolation, and soon be back to normal. True enough the new normal—but the point is, we’ll be back.
We will soon get to see and play for you all once again. Ringo Loves putting the band together, and getting out there to play. Now (more than ever) it means so much being able to do what we most Love, and seeing you all out there Rockin’ and having a great time. So GET READY TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!
Peace and Love,
Edgar & Monique
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Billboard Feature Interview
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Live for Live Music: https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/brother-johnny-edgar-winter-tribute/
uDiscover: the UMG related music news site used Ringo to lead the story: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/ringo-starr-johnny-winter-tribute-album/
Tidal Magazine: Feature Interview
Ultimate Classic Rock: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/edgar-winter-johnny-b-goode-joe-walsh/
Ultimate Classic Rock:
Blabbermouth – Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, Taylor Hawkins, Steve Lukather, guests on all-star tribute to Johnny Winter
Blues Matters Magazine: https://bluesmatters.com/edgar-winter-to-release-brother-johnny-album-and-johnny-b-goode-single/
Bluestown Music – Edgar Winter – Brother Johnny
Blues Rock Review – Blues Rock Weekly Show ft. Edgar Winter
Blues Rock Review – Edgar Winter to release “Brother Johnny” tribute to Johnny Winter https://bluesrockreview.com/2022/01/edgar-winter-to-release-brother-johnny-tribute-to-johnny-winter.html
Blues Magazine NL – Edgar Winter – Brother Johnny
Blues Matters – Edgar Winter to release Brother Johnny and Johnny B. Goode single
Brave Words – Edgar Winter to release tribute album Brother Johnny & cover of “Johnny B. Goode” Ft. Joe Walsh (Fri Jan 7)
Decibel Report – Edgar Winter releases Brother Johnny Winter tribute album https://decibelreport.com/news/edgar-winter-releases-brother-johnny-tribute-album-to-johnny-winter
Devils Gate Music – Edgar Winter announces Brother Johnny album & Johnny B. Goode single
Fotos Blues Rock – Edgar Winter: “Brother Johnny” album & “Johnny B. Goode” single
Fox 17 Nashville Video Interview
Guitar Player Magazine – Johnny Winter Tribute “Brother Johnny” features collaborations with Ringo Starr, Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons and many more
Happy Metal Geek – Metal Planet Music – Quarto Valley Records Announce Release of “Brother Johnny” – An All-Star Tribute to Johnny Winterhttps://happymetalgeek.com/news-quarto-valley-records-announce-release-of-brother-johnny-an-all-star-tribute-to-johnny-winter/
Live For Live Music – Brother Johnny Edgar Winter Tribute
Louder Sound / Classic Rock – Edgar Winter pays tribute to older brother Johnny on new album www.loudersound.com/news/edgar-winter-pays-tribute-to-older-bother-johnny-on-new-album
Maximum Volume Music – Edgar B. Goode
MetalShock (Finland, Peter/Jorg): https://metalshockfinland.com/2022/01/10/edgar-winter-to-release-brother-johnny-album-johnny-b-goode-single/
Metal Shock Finland – Edgar Winter to release tribute album “Brother Johnny” & “Johnny B. Goode” single
MNPR.com (Music News Photos Reviews): https://www.mnprmagazine.com/news/edgar-winter-to-release-brother-johnny-album-and-johnny-b-goode-single/
MNPR Magazine – Edgar Winter to release Brother Johnny and Johnny B. Goode single www.mnprmagazine.com/news/edgar-winter-to-release-brother-johnny-album-and-johnny-b-goode-single
MusicNews.com – Johnny B. Good – 5-Star Single Review
Photogroupie – Edgar Winter set to release tribute album. Listen to first track here
Ramzine – Johnny & Edgar Winter Reunited by Record
Raw Ramp – Edgar Winter + Brother Johnny
Rock Gig Reviews – Edgar Winter to release Brother Johnny album & Johnny B. Goode single
Rockposer – Edgar Winter To release Brother Johnny album & Johnny B. Goode Single https://rockposer.com/2022/01/07/edgar-winter-to-release-brother-johnny-album-and-johnny-b-goode-single
Rock and Blues Muse – Edgar Winter Announces New Album ‘Brother Johnny’ Shares Johnny B. Goode Single
Rock News – Edgar Winter announces tribute album “Brother Johnny” featuring an all-star cast of guest guitarists www.rocknews.co.uk/blog/2022/01/09/edgar-winter-announces-tribute-album-brother-johnny-featuring-an-all-star-cast-of-guest-guitarists
Skylight – Legendary musician Edgar Winter announces tribute album “Brother Johnny” featuring all-star cast of guest guitarists
Total Entertainment – Edgar Winter announces Brother Johnny album
Total Rock – Edgar Winter’s tribute album “Brother Johnny” features all-star cast of guest guitarists
Ultimate Classic Rock – Hear Edgar Winter cover ‘Johnny B. Goode’ ft. Joe Walsh
Velvet Thunder – Edgar Winter to release tribute album “Brother Johnny” & “Johnny B. Goode” singlewww.velvetthunder.co.uk/edgar-winter-to-release-tribute-album-brother-johnny-and-johnny-b-goode-single