Edgar Winter Band in the spotlight at New Hope Winery March 19

edgar winter new hope free pressThe legendary Edgar Winter Band will be taking the stage at New Hope Winery on Saturday, March 19.

Winter, born in 1946, is known as a multi-instrumental, progressive R&B musician. Along with his band, The Edgar Winter Group, he topped the charts in the 1970s with classics like “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride.”

Winter’s 1970 debut release, “Entrance,” showcased his multidimensional musical talent, and an early recording of “Tobacco Road” got him noticed. Winter put out two more hit albums backed by his group White Trash.

But it was in 1972 when Winter brought together Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose, and Chuck Ruff to create The Edgar Winter Group, who hit the number one spot with “Frankenstein,” easily one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The album “They Only Come Out at Night” reached number three on a Billboard chart, and ultimately went on to double platinum status.

Interestingly, Winter invented the keyboard body strap, which allows him to jump about the stage during his raucous performances.

Tickets for the March 19 concert are $65, and are available online.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

New Hope Winery is located at 6123 Lower York Road (Route 202); (215) 794-2331.

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