Ever evolving, Winston is also recording on slack key guitar, which is the beautiful fingerstyle guitar tradition, unique to Hawaii, which began in the early 1800s and predated the steel guitar by over half a century.
With over a dozen albums to his credit, platinum recording artist and Grammy award winner George Winston is one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world. Winston’s concerts feature his signature style of rural folk piano, New Orleans R&B and stride. Acclaimed albums include Autumn, December, Winter Into Spring and Summer, inspired by the seasons and topographies, as well as his Vince Guaraldi “Peanuts” tribute album, Linus and Lucy – the Music of Vince Guaraldi, and rock-inspired recording, Night Divides the Day – The Music of The Doors.
World Renowned Pianist, George Winston to Perform 2 Nights at Hoover Library
Since 1972, George Winston has released thirteen solo piano albums. His most recent albums are Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2–A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit (2012) and Love Will Come-The Music of Vince Guaraldi Vol 2 (2010). His next solo piano album, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, will be released in 2015. These solo piano melodic songs were composed in 2013 while George was recovering from his bone marrow transplant at the City of Hope Village; he is dedicating 100% of his artist royalties to benefit cancer research. A 3 song preview EP is currently available exclusively on iTunes for a limited time to benefit City of Hope.
In December of 2013, George released the digital single “Silent Night—A Benefit for Feeding America,” which is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. 100% of the proceeds are donated to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that feeds 37 million people.
Here’s a sampling of the press:
“The popular, unassuming pianist’s songs are pastoral wonders that purposefully evoke nature and landscapes in a way that’s as understated as it is beautiful.” Bend Bulletin