Johnny Winter Highway 61 from Dylan 30th Anniversary

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This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

Johnny Winter has been playing Dylan’s “Highway 61&Prime for decades but this performance is awesome

Backed by Anton Figg and Jim Keltner on drums and the Stax Records rhythm section, blues guitarist Johnny Winter rocks out with the wildest version of “Highway 61.”  Winter likes to play his slide guitar fast and faster.

Winter keeps speeding up the tempo as the song progresses making it harder for everyone to keep up.  By the last verse Anton Fig is playing faster than I thought possible.

That’s probably the hottest of the 32 performances by the legends of rock, folk and country on the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Deluxe Edition) Johnny Winter Highway 61 from Dylan 30th Anniversary photo released this week.

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