The Magic of George Winston


In my world, Sunday isn't Sunday unless I ease into the day with several cups of coffee and the music of George Winston.  This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing  Mr. Winston at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Ga. 

 His unpretentious and kind spirit warmed the room as he walked across the stage.  After the applause, silence ensued ... you could hear a pin drop.  And then, he began to play in his trademarked style, sans shoes. 

His exquisitely-talented fingers made passionate love to the piano keys and the results were enchanting.   The audience was mesmerized as he played the with the right hand and reached in to the piano and plucked the strings with his left hand, creating the unique sound  for which he is known.   

Mr. Winston graced us with the sounds of the piano,  guitar and harmonica.  The evening's repertoire included a variety of styles such as stride piano and Hawaiian slack-key guitar.  His set list covered the gamut and included music from December, Forest, Plains, Linus and Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi -Vol. 1 and Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit,  to name a few. 

The experience of a George Winston concert should be a "must do" on everyone's bucket list.

Below are highlights from the evening ... enjoy.

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
George Winston - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
For more information about George Winston or to buy his music, visit www.georgewinston.com.

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.