George Winston
Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)solo piano artistry $36.50 advance / $39.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
May 31 8:00 pm

Pianist and composer George Winston graces our stage for two evenings of solo piano artistry, complementing his sold-out winter show at the Freight last January. George will play pieces reflecting his diverse passions, including selections from his well known recordings in the melodic folk piano style, New Orleans R&B, and the work of famed pianist Vince Guaraldi.

George grew up mainly in Montana, spending later formative years in Mississippi and Florida listening to instrumental rock (especially the Doors) and instrumental R&B. George began playing organ in 1967, before switching to acoustic piano in 1971. He is well known both for his melodic, evocative instrumental music and for his forays into the New Orleans R&B music of luminaries like Henry Butler, James Booker, Dr. John, and Professor Longhair.

His next release will be Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions-A Relief Benefit 2. Please join us in support of a local food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert tonight.

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