Steve Winwood

Rock, Jazz - Birmingham

Upcoming Gigs

  • Fri Apr 17
    State Theatre

    (Minneapolis, MN, US)

  • Sat Apr 18
    Chicago Theatre

    (Chicago, IL, US)

  • Sun Apr 19
    Riverside Theatre

    (Milwaukee, WI, US)

  • Tue Apr 21
    Fillmore Detroit

    (Detroit, MI, US)

  • Thu Apr 23
    The Space At Westbury

    (Westbury, NY, US)

  • Fri Apr 24
    Capitol Theatre

    (Port Chester, NY, US)

  • Sat Apr 25
    Capitol Theatre

    (Port Chester, NY, US)

  • Mon Apr 27
    State Theatre

    (New Brunswick, NJ, US)

  • Tue Apr 28
    Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

    (Baltimore, MD, US)

  • Fri May 01
    The Fox Theatre

    (Atlanta, GA, US)

  • Sat May 02
    Jemison Concert Hall

    (Birmingham, AL, US)

  • Sun May 03
    New Orleans Fair Grounds

    (New Orleans)



For more than four decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements.

Winwood burst into prominence in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group and since that time his celebrated skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalog of popular music.

That extraordinary portfolio of music began at the age of fifteen as the driving force of the Spencer Davis Group. The group enjoyed a string of chart success by way of such enduring classics as “Keep On Running” “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m A Man”. The international success of these singles bolstered Winwood’s confidence and strengthened his resolve to seek out new rhythmic possibilities.

In 1967, Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group and co-founded Traffic. Beloved for their eclectic style and superbly crafted songs, Traffic routinely defied convention to celebrate a host of diverse sounds and influences. Landmark albums such as Mr. Fantasy and John Barleycorn Must Die confirmed their position as one of the most important British groups of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Eager to try his hand with other creative partnerships, Winwood left Traffic in 1969 to join a new group formed by Cream guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. The pairing of Winwood with Cream’s Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and later, former Family bassist Rick Grech, created what many critics dubbed rock first supergroup. The international popularity of Blind Faith, the group’s sole album, confirmed their special chemistry. Blind Faith staples such as “Can’t Find My Way Home” continue to rank among Winwood’s finest achievements.

In 1970, Winwood reformed Traffic and guided a highly successful run founded on such popular albums as Low Heeled Spark Of High Heeled Boys and Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory. By 1975, Traffic splintered as the allure of solo projects and new creative partnerships proved too tempting to resist.

1977’s solo debut Steve Winwood signaled a bold new artistic direction. Such a shift should hardly come as a surprise for those who have followed Winwood’s distinguished career. Beginning with Traffic and extending through such landmark solo albums as the Grammy Award winning Back In The High Life and Roll With It, Winwood has nurtured a restless creative spirit, mining rich musical traditions such as Delta blues, English Folk, R&B, and West African calypso and merging these diverse influences within his own unmistakable sound.

Winwood’s solo career has yielded a rich catalog of popular songs including “Back In The High Life,” “When You See A Chance,” “Valerie,” and “Higher Love”. His most recent solo album, About Time, has continued that success, earning Winwood one of his highest Billboard chart entries.

Winwood has since renewed his creative partnership with Eric Clapton. Their expansive CD and DVD Live At Madison Square Garden was nominated for two Grammy Awards and rewarded their many fans with some of the most exciting performances of their careers. Subsequent tours of the United States and Japan make clear the lasting appreciation fans have for their unique talents.

Winwood continues to perform throughout the world and record new music, furthering his impressive legacy. In addition to his many achievements as a solo artist, Winwood remains in high demand for special collaborations with other artists. His distinctive Hammond organ has graced such classic fare as Jimi’s Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” as well as Miranda Lambert’s recent chart hit “Baggage Claim”.

It should come as no surprise to learn that many honors have been bestowed on Steve Winwood. He is a recipient of the Ivor Novello Outstanding Song Collection and the Musicians Union Classic Rock Award—honors both voted for by his peers. He has also received an honorary Doctorate Degree in Music from Berkeley College Of Music as well as a second Doctorate from Ashton University in his hometown of Birmingham, England. On June 5th, he will be inducted into the Walk Of Fame in Nashville, TN.

While rightfully acknowledged for his many achievements, Steve Winwood forges ahead undaunted, continuing to create and perform new and exciting material. He remains one of the most important and influential artists in all of popular music.

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Revolutions (2011)


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  • 1. Forty Thousand Headmen [2010 Remaster] 03:16

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  • 2. Different Light [2010 Remaster] 06:39

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  • 3. The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys [2010 Remaster] 12:26

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Live From Madison Square Garden (2008)


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  • 1. Had To Cry Today [Live] 07:47

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  • 2. No Face, No Name, No Number [Live] 04:09

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  • 3. Georgia On My Mind [Live] 05:05

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Nine Lives (2008)


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  • 1. Dirty City 07:48

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About Time (2003)


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  • 1. Walking On 04:55

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  • 2. Domingo Morning 05:06

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Roll With It (1988)


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  • 1. Roll With It 05:18

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Back in the High Life (1986)


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  • 1. Higher Love 05:48

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Talking Back To The Night (1982)


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  • 1. Valerie 04:07

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Shoot out at the Fantasy Factory (1973)


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  • 1. Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory [2010 Remaster] 06:02

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John Barleycorn (Must Die) (1970)


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  • 1. Glad 07:01

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Blind Faith (1969)


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  • 1. Can't Find My Way Home 03:17

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Traffic (1968)


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  • 1. Pearly Queen 04:20

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  • 2. Medicated Goo 06:33

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Mr Fantasy (1967)


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  • 1. Dear Mr. Fantasy 05:39

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Autumn '66 (1966)


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  • 1. Gimme Some Lovin' 02:57

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  • 2. I'm A Man 02:57

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The Second LP (1966)


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  • 1. Keep On Running 02:48

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