George Winston: 2017
John Platt with George Winston (photo by Jeremy Rainer/WFUV)
For four decades, George Winston has entranced millions of listeners with his pioneering "folk piano" playing. He's been the soundtrack for countless holiday celebrations and evoked changing seasons and wide open spaces with his impressionistic compositions.
In a visit to WFUV, he described his debt to The Doors, Professor Longhair and Vince Guaraldi, and shared some insights into his creative process. He also treated us to live performances of three pieces from his new song cycle, Spring Carousel, on our own Studio A upright.