Johnny Winter passed away at the age of 70 on July 16. Ironically, "Roots" has him sounding as vibrant and as contemporary as he has at anytime in the past. With guests as diverse as Vince Gill, John Popper and Derek Trucks, Johnny shows his versatility as a guitarist from blues to rock and in between. Johnny's final album, to be released in September, continues the concept with Eric Clapton, Leslie West and Joe Perry. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for the music and R.I.P. Johnny.