The Authorized and Definitive Biography of Johnny Winter
Author Mary Lou Sullivan spent hundreds of hours with Johnny Winter on exclusive, one-on-one, no holds barred interviews for his biography. From toughing it out in Texas to his appearance at Woodstock, his affair with Janis Joplin, stadium-filling tours, a devastating fall into heroin addiction, and a triumphant road back to stardom, Raisin' Cain is a raucous roller coaster of a story.
With 400 pages and 47 photographs - including photos from Johnny's personal collection - this biography paints a down and dirty yet intimate portrait of both the man and the musician who dabbled in rock but always stayed true to the blues.
You'll travel with Johnny as he fulfills a lifelong dream, playing with and producing Muddy Waters, earning three Grammy Awards, resurrecting Muddy's career, and earning his own recognition as a true bluesman.
Rolling Stone magazine has called Johnny Winter one of the greatest guitar players of all time. A legend and an icon, Johnny has jammed with guitar heavies Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Dickey Betts, and Duane Allman, and paved the way for fellow Texas superstars Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top.
Along the way he has gone from boom to bust and back again, but has never lost his lust for his own brand of blues. Still on the road, playing hundreds of gigs a year to his devoted, adoring fans, Johnny Winter, like this biography, is the real deal.