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Johnny Winter All Star Band, a tribute with original members, plays Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre June 11

Johnny Winter All Star Band, a tribute with original members, plays Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre June 11
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has added some new shows to its ongoing “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, including the Johnny Winter All Star Band on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A special Kirby Member pre-sale will begin this Wednesday, April 20 at 10 a.m. Members buy first, so join today at 570-823-4599, ext. 225.

The Johnny Winter All Star Band has been wowing audiences all over the globe, performing the incredible music played and loved by the late, great blues rock legend Johnny Winter. The show features original members from Winter’s latest band, including his protégé guitarist Paul Nelson, who toured the world with Winter, recorded on, and produced his last No. 1 Billboard Blues charting, Grammy and BMA-winning album “Step Back.”

This is a concert experience that promises to be a rock and blues bash like no other. Amazing musicians and fans will have a chance to gather and celebrate the music and spirit of one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.

Nelson began his recording career with the groundbreaking group Liege Lord, gaining him national attention for his amazing guitar skills on Metal Blade records. A hired gun with countless worldwide touring acts, he has performed live and or on recordings along side a list of today’s top artists, such as Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Leslie West, Joe Perry, Robben Ford, Brian Setzer, Billy Gibbons, Mark Knophler, Slash, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Joe Walsh, Sonny Landreth, Los Lobos, Kim Wilson, Elvin Bishop, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, Reb Beach, Steve Morse, John Popper, Derek Trucks, Marty Friedman, Susan Tedeschi, Larry Carlton, Steve Vai, Joe Louis Walker,John Medeski, Hubert Sumlin, Jonathan Mover, Rick Derringer, Harvey Brooks, Bill Evans, James Cotton, Mark Knopfler, Brian Setzer, Dr. “Mac” John, Magic Slim, Coco Montoya, Reese Wynans, Edgar Winter, Ray Davis, George Lynch, James Cotton, Anthony Jackson, Dickey Betts, Junior Brown, Jimmy Vivino and LaBamba of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and Paul Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra and the Blues Brothers Horns.

Nelson is credited as being a composer/performer for music heard on international and national television broadcasts, such as NBC, TNN, UPN, and for the WWF. His solo guitar work can be heard on the Halifax song “Anthem for Tonight” from their album “Inevitability of a Strange World,” featured on the Xbox 360 game “Prey,” which was voted one of the Top 10 video games of the year by Time magazine.