Edgar Winter Band coming to Morro Bay this weekend


MORRO BAY — Legendary multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter will perform with his band at The Siren, 900 Main St, Morro Bay, on Sunday, June 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. This event is open to patrons 21 and over. Tickets are $35-$40. For more information call 805-225-1312 or visit thesirenmorrobay.com.

Winter’s band includes: Edgar Winter on saxophone, keyboards, percussion and vocals; Doug Rappoport on guitar; Koko Powell, bass; and Jason Carpenter on drums.

Edgar is best known for his No. 1 charting hit single “Frankenstein” and the ever-popular “Free Ride” from his 1973 release They Only Come Out at Night, which stayed on the Billboard Hot 200 chart for an impressive 80 weeks peaking at No. 3. It was certified double platinum in November 1986.

Edgar Winter, along with his brother Johnny, was one of the most popular, recognizable recording artists of the ‘70s. Technically proficient in every aspect of music, a prolific songwriter, and a master at stretching his skill and imagination, Edgar’s music encompassed many genres of music, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop, that appealed to a wide range of music fans.

Edgar invented the keyboard body strap early in his career, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during his multi-instrument high-energy performances. He was also the first artist to feature a synthesizer as the main instrument in a song. “Frankenstein” revolutionized rock and roll and opened up a whole new world of possibilities with experimentation and sound.

With more than 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar has made a lasting mark in the history of American recording artists. His music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects, including: “Netherworld,” Air America,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Wag the Dog,” “The Simpsons,” “Queer as Folk, “Tupac Resurrection” and more.  Edgar has also made frequent television and film appearances including: “Late Night With David Letterman,” “Netherworld,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Politically Incorrect.”  He has toured as a member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band.

Edgar Winter’s live shows consistently receive rave reviews as he continues to tour the U.S. and Europe thrilling audiences by remaining on the cutting edge of music and style.  Edgar is at the very top of his game, and his future looks even brighter than his past.

Edgar and his wife, Monique, live in Beverly Hills with their dog Angelique.


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