Edgar Winter Quotes.
I love music more just in and of itself. I love harmony and rhythm.
We started out when I was 6 years old. We played ukuleles and sang Everly Brothers songs.
As far as I’m concerned, blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music.
I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it.
Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
So yeah, I am definitely a blues man at heart.
I liked the more sophisticated urban style of blues like Ray Charles and B. B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Lou Rawls; people like that with more of a tendency toward jazz.
There is a real formula to writing music, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge. It’s very formulaic. The subject matter that you can address in pop music is somewhat restricted. It just doesn’t allow that same emotive quality that you can put into poetry.
When I was first starting out, you’d have to bang an old upright piano and stick a mike in it and it would always feed back and you could never turn it up loud enough to be heard and I would beat my hands black and blue and bloody.
I used to go to these old tent revivals and listen to the gospel singers. If you think rock and roll is energetic, it pales in comparison to a Pentecostal tent revival.
I hadn’t realized the number of people that are still interested in listening to what I am doing, people I would never know about if not for being online.
I’m primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainly ‘Frankenstein’ had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there’s one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues.
I played Woodstock in ’69, and it really changed my life. Without a doubt, it was the single event that really changed the way I felt about music. Up to that point, I hadn’t really thought of myself as more serious musician, and I didn’t really have that much interest in pop music.
The most profound, tangible influence in my life has been my wife, Monique. I don’t know that I would even be alive were it not for her, and I certainly would not be the person that I am today.
There’s just no telling what I’ll do. But I can say for certain I will continue to play, record, and put out music.
I really had little interest in becoming famous. When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star.
I just want to thank all my fans for their loyalty and support-for coming out to the shows and buying the CDs.
I started out playing ukulele when I was 5 or 6 years old.
The mountain is high, the valley is low, and you’re confused on which way to go. So I’ve come here to give you a hand, and lead you into the promised land. So, come on and take a free ride, come on and sit here by my side, come on and take a free ride!
I’ve always considered myself something of a musical rebel.