"Keeping The Music Alive"



Blues Bear Hawaii is proud to announce that The Edgar Winter Group and Rick Derringer Band are coming to Hawaii for a Four Island concert tour. You will not want to miss this Double Bill with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Edgar Winter Group and The Rick Derringer Band on their  Edgar and Rick “Still Alive And Well” - A Tribute to Johnny Winter Hawaii Tour ‘2018 

Legendary musician Edgar Winter is best known for his million selling hit singles “Frankenstein”and “Free Ride” featured on “They Only Come Out at Night” album certified gold in April 1973 and double platinum in November 1986.


Edgar invented the keyboard body strap that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during his multi-instrument high-energy performances. He was also the first artist to feature a synthesizer as the main instrument in a song. Frankenstein revolutionized rock and roll and opened up a whole new world of possibilities with experimentation and sound. His music has encompassed many genres of music, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop. With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Winter (along with his brother Johnny) was one of the most popular, recognizable recording artists of the ‘70s.

Edgar Winter Pays Tribute to Johnny: 'My Greatest Musical Hero'


Edgar Winter's live shows consistently receive rave reviews. His music is always evolving, as he is a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. As always, he remains on the cutting edge of music and style.


Joining him on this tour is fellow rock legend Rick Derringer. Rick Derringer, as a member of The McCoys, had the number one hit "Hang On Sloopy" which knocked the Beatles out of their number one spot on Billboard that year. His solo smashes were "Rock And Roll Hootchie Koo," "Still Alive And Well" and "Teenage Love Affair". The McCoys had enjoyed four years of successful touring, when Rick merged his talents with Johnny Winter in 1969 forming Johnny Winter And (And referring to The McCoys).


Guitarist/songwriter Rick Derringer is a rock/blues icon who also produces records for mega stars including Cyndi Lauper, Barbra Streisand, Meat Loaf, Kiss and Bette Midler. Derringer also appeared on numerous albums with artists Alice Cooper, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren and Steely Dan. 

Experience two of rock n roll history’s most Iconic Rock Legends performing their classic rock hits.

Be sure to read the Big Island Music News article, "Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer coming to Honokaa People’s Theatre", by Steve Roby,

Tour Dates:

Feb. 28, Wednesday - Oahu

Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s  

1680 Kapiolani Blvd. 2nd. Floor  Honolulu, Hi. 96814

Venue: 808-946-1343  Tickets:  $48. Gen. Gold Circle Tables $72.

Doors: 6:00 pm    Show: 7:00 pm.


March 1, Thursday - Maui

Maui Arts & Cultural Center - Castle Theater 

One Cameron Way  Kahului, Hi. 96732

Venue: 808-242-SHOW (7469) Tickets:  $46. $61. $76. $91. Reserved

Doors: 7:00 pm. Show: 7:30 pm.


March 2, Friday - Kauai 

Kauai Beach Resort - Jasmine Ballroom 

4331 Kauai Beach Rd.  Lihue, Hi. 96766

Venue: 808-245-1955 Tickets:  $48. Gen. Gold Circle Tables $75.

Doors: 6:00 pm. Show: 7:00 pm. 


March 3, Saturday - Big Island 

The Honoka’a Peoples Theatre 

45-3574 Mamane St.  Honoka’a, HI 96727 

Information:  808-896-4845   $48.   $72. Gold Circle

Doors: 6:00 pm    Show: 7:00 pm.


Tickets Outlets & Information:

Online Info, Tickets & Gold Circle: bluesbearhawaii.com or call: 808-896-4845

Oahu: www.bluesbearhawaii.com (Gold Circle) Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s, Good Guys Music - Kapahulu, Coconut Grove Music - Kailua 

Maui: mauiarts.org

Kauai: bluesbearhawaii.com (Gold Circle) Kauai Music & Sound - Kapaa; Hanalei Music & Strings - Hanalei; Progressive Expressions - Koloa;  Scotty's Music - Lihue, Jacqueline On Kauai - Hanapepe

Big Island: bluesbearhawaii.com (Gold Circle) Kona Music Exchange, Sound Wave Music - Kailua-Kona; Kiernan’s Music - Old Town Kainaliu; Waimea General Store - Parker Square, Kamuela; Waipio Cook House, Top Stitch - Honoka'a; Hilo Ukuleles & Guitars, Hilo Music Exchange - Hilo;  Kea’au Natural Foods - Kea’au



Edgar Winter Bio:

By the time Edgar Winter left his hometown of Beaumont, Texas in the 1960's, he was already technically proficient in every aspect of music. A child prodigy who achieved international success early on, Edgar has found an audience in every major entertainment medium--music, film and television. A prolific writer, Edgar's music encompasses many different genres, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop. From his critically acclaimed 1970 debut release, Entrance, he has demonstrated his unique style and ability to cross the genre lines and do the unexpected. His early recording of "Tobacco Road" is a powerful, emotionally devastating masterpiece that propelled him into the national spotlight. Edgar followed Entrance with two hit albums backed by his group White Trash, a group originally comprised of musicians from Texas and Louisiana. White Trash enjoyed huge success, both with the 1971 release of the studio album, Edgar Winter's White Trash, and with 1972's follow-up live gold album, Roadwork. 



In late 1972 Edgar brought together Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff to form The Edgar Winter Group, the legendary band that created such hits as the number one Frankenstein and the ever popular Free Ride. Released in 1973, They Only Come Out at Night peaked at the number 3 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks. It was certified gold in April 1973 and double platinum in November 1986. Edgar invented the keyboard body strap early in his career, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during his multi-instrument high-energy performances. He was also the first artist to feature a synthesizer as the main instrument in a song. Frankenstein revolutionized rock and roll and opened up a whole new world of possibilities with experimentation and sound. 


After "They Only Come Out At Night", Edgar released "Shock Treatment", featuring guitarist Rick Derringer in place of Ronnie Montrose. Later albums included Jasmine Nightdreams, The Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer, a live album, Together Live With Johnny Winter, Recycled, a reunion with White Trash, Standing On Rock, Mission Earth, Live In Japan, Not A Kid Anymore, The Real Deal, and Winter Blues.


With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. Major national television and radio campaigns have relied on Edgar's music to advertise their products. Edgar has also made frequent television appearances, both to promote his music, and to give his opinions on everything from Politically Incorrect to a commercial with George Hamilton for Miller Lite beer. He has appeared in the film "Netherworld", and the TV shows "The Cape", "Mysterious Ways", "Dave Letterman", and "Jimmy Kimmel". 

Edgar's music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects, including Netherworld, Air America, My Cousin Vinny, Encino Man, Son In Law, What's Love Got to do With It, Wayne's World 2, Starkid, Wag the Dog, Knockabout Guys, Duets, Radio, The Simpsons, Queer as Folk, and Tupac Resurrection. Edgar's hauntingly beautiful song, Dying to Live, is featured as "Runnin" (Dying To Live) in the film "Tupac Resurrection", the biography on the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. Produced by Eminem, the song uses the vocal talents of the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, and Edgar Winter himself. "Runnin" is on numerous Billboard charts. It peaked at number 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Sales chart, and the soundtrack CD was number 1 for 8 consecutive weeks. 


Edgar's CD and DVD, titled, "Live At The Galaxy" was recorded live at the Galaxy Theatre for Classic Pictures in 2003. It features the songs, "Keep Playing That Rock and Roll", "Turn On Your Love Light", "Free Ride", "Texas", "Show Your Love", "New Orleans", "Frankenstein" and "Tobacco Road". In addition, the DVD includes a 30 Minute Documentary, "Edgar Winter: The Man and His Music".


Edgar Winter's live shows consistently receive rave reviews. His music is always evolving and he is a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. He continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. Edgar is now at the very top of his game, and his future looks even brighter than his past.


Edgar and his wife, Monique, live in Beverly Hills with their little dog Mimi.


Rick Derringer Bio:

Young entertainer Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoys TM recorded the No.1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, knocking "Yesterday" by The Beatles out of the top spot. The McCoys had enjoyed four years of successful touring, when Rick merged his talents with Johnny Winter in 1969 forming Johnny Winter And (And referring to the McCoys). Rick was the only producer of all gold and platinum Winter Brothers recordings. In '71 Rick was featured on three records, "Johnny Winter And", "Johnny Winter And-Live" and "Edgar Winter's White Trash". "And" featured the first version of Derringer's "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo" which was also released as a single, then selected again for "And - Live." Eventually, the busy Derringer joined Edgar Winter's White Trash full-time and produced the gold LP, "Roadwork." Derringer's solo album, All American Boy was released in '73 with the now already popular "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" this time as a 'hit' single.





Rick was writer/producer of the Still Alive And Well album and player/producer of the hit album, They Only Come Out At Night. The latter featured the No. 1, Grammy nominated monster hit, "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride." In 1976 Rick created the Derringer. He released four albums and in '83 returned to his solo career with the LP, Good Dirty Fun.

Throughout the '70s and '80s the popular Derringer appeared on numerous albums with artists Alice Cooper, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren and Steely Dan. The list also includes Cyndi Lauper, Barbra Streisand, Kiss, Mason Ruffner and Madam X. In the mid-80s, Derringer discovered Weird Al Yankovic, producing music for Grammy-winning albums and videos. Derringer's productions of the Michael Jackson parodies, the No. 1 hit "Eat It", and "Who's Fat", have been Yankovic's most successful recordings.

In the '90s, Rick was selected to be producer/writer/performer of the World Wrestling Federation LP Hulk Hogan's theme song, "I Am A Real American" was written and performed by Rick as a part of these projects. Derringer was once again sought after by Edgar Winter and in 1990, performed for the LP, Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer Live in Japan. Then in 1999 Rick and Edgar were back together again for their collaboration on his Winter Blues CD. Rick also recorded four blues CD's starting in '93 with Back to the Blues followed by Electra Blues, Blues Deluxe and his 2000 release Jackhammer Blues. At about that same period Derringer, who seems to be constantly in motion, released his destined-to-be-classic Tend the Fire in Europe to rave reviews and was eagerly expected and welcomed by his loyal fans here in the US. 


The year 2001 was another busy one for Rick. His venture back into Rock & Roll with Vanilla Fudge superstars Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert produced a recording of intense synergy - DBA (for Derringer, Bogert & Appice) with vocals, writing and instrumentals shared by all three. 2004 promised a reprise for Derringer and Appice, with the release of D-N-A.


After DBA the next project was truly a work from the heart and soul of Rick and his wife Brenda Jean (Jenda Hall). Entitled Aiming 4 Heaven, it brought forth their devotion to God and put it into song with help from their children, Lory & Martin. That project opened the doors for a worldwide release on Reborn Records.


We can't forget the Winter of 2002, where Rick ventured into a whole new musical world - Smooth Jazz. Interest in Rick Derringer - Free Ride grew quickly at radio, and the second single "Hot And Cool" (in the 'Radio and Records' top 20 for 5 months, and number 42 for the year) showed Derringer right at home in the format. It might come as a surprise, but as he explains, it's the kind of music he's been waiting to do his whole life. His wife Brenda is featured as co-writer on three songs, and arranger/singer on the title cut.


In 2007, Rick released Rockin' America, featuring the patriotic song Real American,  which has been used by The President, during political campaigns, and on the hit FX series, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". In 2009, Rick released yet another display of blues talent on Knighted by the Blues, again featuring wife Jenda as co-writer on several songs. In 2010, Rick released an amazing compilation of Freddie, Albert and B.B. King on The Three Kings of the Blues. And finally, the year 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Rick Derringer's All American Boy debut solo album and his long journey of successes as producer, songwriter, and player throughout the years. 

It seems like almost too much story to take in at one sitting, but the most surprising part is...... after more than four decades he's still going strong!


Photograph of Rick Derringer and Edgar Winter by: Chyrisse Tabone

Rick Derringer Bio Photo by: Phil Guest

Johnny Winter Photo by: Bob Sanderson


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