Blues rock guitar legend Johnny Winter's authorized biography "Raisin' Cain - The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter", by author Mary Lou Sullivan is scheduled to hit the shelves May, 2010.
Sullivan spent hundreds of hours with Winter on exclusive, one-on-one, no holds barred interviews for his biography. From toughing it out in Texas to his appearance at Woodstock, his affair with Janis Joplin, stadium-filling tours, a devastating fall into heroin addiction, and a triumphant road back to stardom, Raisin' Cain is a raucous roller coaster of a story.
With 400 pages and 56 photographs - including photos from Johnny's personal collection - this biography paints an intimate portrait of both the man and the musician.
Of the book Winter says " "I love this book. It has everything. All the things that I wanted people to know, from how hard it was growing up in Texas being an albino, my career, the early days, my problems with drugs . . . It’s excellent and very realistic – it’s exactly what happened".
Rolling Stone magazine has called Johnny Winter one of the greatest guitar players of all time. A legend and an icon, Johnny has jammed with guitar heavies Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Dickey Betts, Rick Derringer and Duane Allman, and paved the way for fellow Texas superstars Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top.
For more information and to pre -order the book go to this location.