George Winston’s Seasonal Plans

Embarking on his “Winter Show” tour in Caspar, Wyo., early next month, pianist extraordinaire George Winston has shows planned through late February.  Destinations include Milwaukee, Austin, Texas, Telluride, Colo., and Buffalo, N.Y.

Promising “melodic fall and winter type songs,” Winston’s repertoire for the upcoming outing will include a few of Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces as well as songs from his upcoming LP, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, which is scheduled for a 2015 release.

Winston’s last two albums, 2012’s Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2 – A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit and 2006’s Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions – A Hurricane Relief Benefit, are still raising monies for victims of Hurricane Katrina and The Voice Of The Wetlands, respectively.

Winston is always raising money for food banks and service organizations, a passion of his since 1986.  In December 2013 he released the digital single “Silent Night – A Benefit For Feeding America” with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Feeding America organization.  The song is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. 

Working with food banks in every market, Winston holds canned food drives at this shows, so be sure to bring a tin or two.  The artist also donates 100 percent of his merch dollars to local food banks.

Here’s the schedule:

Nov. 2 – Casper, Wyo., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
Nov. 9 – Albany, N.Y., The Egg
Nov. 12 – Buffalo, N.Y., Asbury Hall At Babeville
Nov. 14 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Nov. 16 – Ithaca, N.Y., Hangar Theatre
Nov. 18 – Ephrata, Pa., Ephrata Main Theatre
Nov. 20 – Carmel, Ind., The Tarkington
Nov. 30 – North Bethesda, Md., Music Center At Strathmore
Dec. 1 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894
Dec. 6 – Brainerd, Minn., Central Lakes College
Dec. 10 – Stevens Point, Wis., Sentry Theatre
Dec. 12 – South Milwaukee, Wis., South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
Dec. 13 – Oshkosh, Wis., Grand Opera House
Dec. 16 – Arlington Heights, Ill., Metropolis Performing Arts Center
Dec. 20 – Ann Arbor, Mich., The Ark
Dec. 22 – Zumbrota, Minn., Crossings At Carnegie
Dec. 23 – Zumbrota, Minn., Crossings At Carnegie
Dec. 27 – Ouray, Colo., Wright Opera House
Dec. 30 – Telluride, Colo., Palm Theatre
Jan. 9 – Livermore, Calif., Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Jan. 11 – Saratoga, Calif., Carriage House Theatre
Feb. 18 – Austin, Texas, One World Theatre
Feb. 19 – Austin, Texas, One World Theatre
Feb. 21 – The Woodlands, Texas, Dosey Doe 

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