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Performing since his early teens in the late 1960's, John Winters has established himself as an enjoyable and enduring singer/musician/songwriter.  Working consistently in the New England area from his Greater Boston base in Massachusetts, John performed both as a solo artist and as a member of a number of rock bands until 1989.  Moving to St. Augustine, John began working his way into the local music scene in 1990 and has performed regularly in the Northeast Florida area ever since.

Some highlights in John's career include:  Opening for artists such as James Taylor, Jonathan Edwards, and Aztec Two Step during the early 1970's;  Touring the Northeast with the show band, "Rave", performing with one of New Jersey's top country rock bands, "Randy Gurley and Brother Fox", and as a member of "New Morning", one of New England's top rock bands, in the mid and late 1970's;  Playing clubs and touring the New England College circuit in the 1980's with the acoustic trio, "Beat Feat" and later the acoustic duo, "Carter and Winters", earning a nomination for the National Association of Campus Activities' College Entertainers of the Year award and receiving several awards in the American Songwriting Festival competitions; Performing at the 1st Annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival in St. Augustine in 1996, along with appearances at the 2nd festival in 1997, and the 7th in 2002.

Since 1990, John has continued to perform both as a solo artist and as a member of several local bands.  In 1994-1995, John performed with the "King Kornbread Blues Band" with local guitar legend Vince Jeffs, and in 1995-1996 John hooked up with singer/songwriter/guitarist, Cheryl Watson to form the country/bluegrass duo, "Silk and Steel".

Currently, John maintains a busy schedule in St. Augustine.  Along with his solo gigs, he works regularly with the acoustic duo, "The Seiners", the rock band "The Zambonis", and occasional gigs with Jekyll Island's, "The Wharfratz", and a new group called Blue Sage Shoes, featuring Chris & Deanna Koebnick, and of course me, John Winters.

Into the new millennium, John continues to provide audiences with an entertaining blend of popular music and original compositions guaranteed to be a rewarding listening experience.

 

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