Episode 14 – Matthew Mayer Interviews George Winston – Part II: Thank You George

Matthew Mayer continues to talk with the legendary, and one of the foremost instrumental composers of our time, George Winston, in this anticipated Part 2 interview on the Going Solo Podcast titled: “Thank You George.”

In this episode, Winston continues to share insights with Mayer about his approaches to creativity and life in general. From his influences from James Booker to Professor Longhair, as well as the importance of listening to your subconscious.  As Winston travels to another performance on the road, towards Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mayer and Winston cover a wide variety of topics beyond music.

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.

George Winston’s new album ‘Restless Wind’ is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

In basketball there is Michael Jordan, in boxing there is Mohammed Ali, and in solo performing, there is George Winston.

Follow George Winston on Twitter at @gwinstonpiano ‏ and on Facebook at @georgewinstonpiano.

Follow Matthew Mayer on Twitter at @mayersolopiano and on Facebook at @mayersolopiano.

George Winston Official Website: www.georgewinston.com

Matthew Mayer Official Website: www.matthewmayer.com

Going Solo Episodes: www.goingsolo.club 

One Reply to “Episode 14 – Matthew Mayer Interviews George Winston – Part II: Thank You George”

  1. All I can say about this podcast is WOW! I m blown away by how much this relates directly to my life. As a solo piano artist who just released my first album, the stories from the artists on this podcast are uplifting encouraging. I feel a sense of connection to these artists in the unbelievable way their stories relate to me my story. Just 2 episodes in I m hooked. Can t wait for more! Thanks Matthew for providing a platform for these artists to share their stories to inspire other artists around the world! I m also from Nebraska so that s cool too 😉 Thanks again! -Janeen Arens I really enjoyed hearing the stories behind the songs. I also enjoyed hearing the songs he referred too as he spoke! Great job! Can’t wait to hear future artists! 🙂

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