Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty
Directed by Greg Olliver
Johnny Winter, East Texas raised, lived pretty much all of the stereotypical elements of a hard-living elder statesman of the blues—including bouts with drugs, bad management, and sometimes surprisingly subpar performances. However, Winter, 70 in the film, had undeniable spirit. Even if he’d hung up his Firebird decades ago, his career would be hall of fame-worthy. And in Down and Dirty, Winter’s story gets its due through his own words and those who helped him through his darkest times.
Director Greg Olliver follows Winter and his crew from the swamps of Florida to the concert halls of Hong Kong in a quest to document his origins, where he is now, and the most important steps in between.
7:30pm – John Burdick’s Blues Tribute to Johnny Winter performs on the main stage followed by the acclaimed documentary
Harvest Fair multi-award winner Bar B Que Smokehouse offers its famous TEXAS BBQ ribs and chicken, slaw, a vegetarian dish and desserts for purchase. Wine by the glass for purchase. Bring a low back chair or blanket and join hundreds on the lawn. Nights are cool. Bring a jacket.
Executive Producer: Paul Nelson
Producer: Jeremy Mack, Greg Olliver, Chris Robertson
Cinematographer: Greg Olliver
Editor: Jeremy Mack, Greg Olliver
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