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Born:
George Winston

Genre:
New Age

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






George Winston

Biography

Self-described "rural folk piano" player George Winston was among the earliest and most successful proponents of the genre of contemporary instrumental music later dubbed new age. Although born in Michigan in 1949, he was raised primarily in Montana, the extreme seasonal changes he experienced there later greatly influencing the pastoral feel of his music. Even as a child, Winston preferred instrumental music over vocal performances, counting among his early heroes Booker T. & the MG's, Floyd Cramer, and the Ventures; he did not take up music until after high school, however, beginning with organ and electric piano but moving to acoustic piano by 1971. Influenced by the stride piano of Fats Waller and Teddy Wilson, Winston turned from rock and R&B to jazz, and soon released his first solo piano effort, Ballads and Blues 1972, after which he mysteriously retired from music for the next several years.

Top Albums

Night Divides the Day - The Music of the Doors, George Winston
1. Night Divide..
Harmonica Solos, George Winston
2. Harmonica So..
December, George Winston
3. December
Autumn (20th Anniversary Edition), George Winston
4. Autumn (20th..
Summer (Special Edition), George Winston
5. Summer (Spec..
Winter Into Spring (20th Anniversary Edition), George Winston
6. Winter Into ..
Montana - A Love Story, George Winston
7. Montana - A ..
Love Will Come - The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2 (Deluxe Version), George Winston
8. Love Will Co..
Plains, George Winston
9. Plains
Forest, George Winston
10. Forest
The Velveteen Rabbit (20th Anniversary Edition), Meryl Streep
11. The Velvetee..
Remembrance - A Memorial Benefit, George Winston
12. Remembrance ..
Linus & Lucy - The Music of Vince Guaraldi, George Winston
13. Linus & ..
Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2 - A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit, George Winston
14. Gulf Coast B..
Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions - A Hurricane Relief Benefit, George Winston
15. Gulf Coast B..
Love Will Come - The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2, George Winston
16. Love Will Co..
Ballads and Blues 1972 (Special Edition), George Winston
17. Ballads and ..
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, George Winston
18. Sadako and t..
Christmas Time Is Here - Single, George Winston
19. Christmas Ti..
A Winter Solstice Reunion
20. A Winter Sol..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Variations On the Kanon By PachelbelDecember5:23$0.99
2.
ThanksgivingDecember4:07$0.99
3.
JoyDecember3:16$0.99
4.
Cold Frosty MorningHarmonica Solos2:37$0.99
5.
Crystal ShipNight Divides the Day - The..5:13$0.99
6.
New Orleans Slow DanceGulf Coast Blues & Impr..3:49$1.29
7.
Cries of the Wetlands 2Gulf Coast Blues & Impr..3:47$1.29
8.
Cries of the Wetlands 1Gulf Coast Blues & Impr..3:23$1.29
9.
GeorgiannaGulf Coast Blues & Impr..6:44$1.29
10.
Gulf Will Live Again #1Gulf Coast Blues & Impr..3:58$1.29
11.
Fanning the FlamesGulf Coast Blues & Impr..6:03$1.29
12.
ElementsGulf Coast Blues & Impr..6:14$1.29
13.
Kindred SpiritGulf Coast Blues & Impr..3:48$1.29
14.
Pixie #6 In E Minor (Gobajie)Gulf Coast Blues & Impr..3:28$1.29
15.
New Orleans Shall Rise Again #7 (Are..Gulf Coast Blues & Impr..4:51$1.29
16.
Jack of Diamonds (Hidden Track)Christmas Is Calling4:41$0.99
17.
Kalena KaiDescendants4:23$0.99
18.
Old FriendsSummer (Special Edition)2:27$0.99
19.
Where Are You NowSummer (Special Edition)3:36$0.99
20.
Goodbye Montana, Pt. 2Summer (Special Edition)3:11$0.99
21.
Corrina, CorrinaSummer (Special Edition)4:24$0.99
22.
Goodbye Montana, Pt. 1Summer (Special Edition)2:14$0.99
23.
Living Without YouSummer (Special Edition)6:01$0.99
24.
Early Morning RangeSummer (Special Edition)2:59$0.99
25.
HummingbirdSummer (Special Edition)5:07$0.99

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