Johnny Winter Reveals Next Album Wishlist
He has a list of guests he wants on his next solo albumWinter has revealed that he has already started thinking about the follow-up to last year's star studding Roots album which featured appearances from the likes of Winter's younger brother Edgar along with Derek Trucks, Blues Traveler's John Popper, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers Band.
He tells Billboard that he is likely to follow a similar template on his next album.
"I'm very happy with the way it turned out, so there's a good chance we'll do a 'Roots 2,'" he says. "I haven't picked the songs yet, but I'd like to have (ZZ Top's) Billy Gibbons play. I'd like the have Dr. John play. I'd like to have Mark Knopfler play on something. I'd like to have (Eric) Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy. I don't know if I can get 'em all, but those are the people I'd like to have."
He does go on to say that he hasn't approached any of his famous friends yet, but he's hopeful.
"I don't know if they're working or if they're busy, if they have time to do it -- that's the main thing," he explains. "Some of them might like to do it but might not have the time. I just think about the songs I'd like to do and then put the players on them."