Friday, February 4, 2011

March Brings Music Legends to Stanhope

Johnny Winter, rated by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, will be playing at the Stanhope House on Thursday, March 10. Winter has been playing music professionally since he was a child. He had his first big break in 1968, when he attracted notice at the Fillmore East festival while playing with famous blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield. He was then signed for $600,000, the largest advance in the history of the recording industry at the time. His signature accomplishment is producing and playing guitar on blues legend Muddy Waters's series of classic 70s albums, two of which won Grammy Awards.

Another music legend, Graham Parker, will be performing at Salt Gastropub on Wednesday, March 2. Graham Parker is a British rock singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the popular British New Wave band Graham Parker & the Rumour. Their 1979 album Squeezing Out Sparks is on Rolling Stone's Top 100 Albums from 1967-1987 list.

Both venues are very close to the Whistling Swan Inn: the Stanhope House is within walking distance and Salt is only a short distance away. Tickets are available on www.stanhopehousenj.com and www.saltgastropub.com -- they'll start selling out as March approaches, so be sure to buy tickets soon. Other acts playing Salt in the upcoming months include Larry Kirwan and Friends (Saturday, 4/08) and Big Boss Sausage (Monday, 3/14). Upcoming acts at the Stanhope House include Big Frank and the Healers (Friday, 2/11) and Milo Z (Saturday, 2/19).