George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.
George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. He will release his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now at GeorgeWinston.com.
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George Winston Interview With Vents Magazine
[Vents Magazine] By RJ Frometa Hi George, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? ========= Great and glad to be touring. Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Medley: Muskrat Ramble/ I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag / Stop The Bleeding”? ========= “Fixin’ To Die Rag” by Joe McDonald was […]
Stream ‘The Times of Harvey Milk’ from George Winston’s New Album Restless Wind
[Jazziz] by BRIAN ZIMMERMAN George Winston will release a new album, Restless Wind, on May 3. (Photo: Todd V. Wolfson) Pianist George Winston is among today’s most popular interpreters of American song, celebrated for turning sociological observations on American culture into compositions that weave a beautiful tapestry of folk, early jazz, R&B and contemporary classical. […]
The Sweet Way This Musician Thanked the Woman Who Saved His life
[NY Post] By Barbara Hoffman “If I can get through this show, I can get through anything,” George Winston told himself one night in September, 2012. The Grammy-winning pianist made it through his sold-out Sandpoint, Idaho, concert, but barely, collapsing in his dressing room after leaving the stage. Three months earlier, Winston, now 68, had […]
Watch Paste Magazine’s Full Session With George Winston
[Paste] Paste Studios (New York, New York), 04/11/2017 – Live Watch here! George Winston has been tickling the keys for more than four decades, setting a high bar for every pianist in genres as diverse as rural folk piano, stride piano, and New Orleans R&B piano. For his latest record, Spring Carousel, Winston composed 15 […]
“If It’s Going to Rain, I Grab an Umbrella” – Pianist George Winston Talks Creativity, Patience
[PopMatters] “Hang on, let me turn this thing off,” says piano master George Winston. Winston is calling from somewhere in Arizona on the eve of a concert tour and wrangling with an unruly GPS device that belches intermittent driving directions between the musician’s thoughtful, well-tempered sentences. Ostensibly a conversation about his latest release, Spring Carousel, […]
WNYC Soundcheck: Solo Piano Works by George Winston
[WNYC] George Winston is one of the best-selling pianists of any style, ever. His albums in the 1980s, like December and Winter Into Spring, were platinum sellers and made the Windham Hill label an unexpected music industry success story. He’s also been a champion of Hawaiian slack key guitar music, covered Vince Guaraldi’s music for […]