Stevie winwood and his new group traffic paper sun


Steve Winwood was born on May 12, 1948 in Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Stephen Lawrence Winwood. He has been married to Eugenia Crafton since January 18, 1987. They have four children. He was previously married to Nicole Tacot Weir.

Winwood eventually tired of the tight pop single format; by the mid-'60s, the cutting edge of rock & roll often involved stretching out instrumentally, and with his roots in jazz, Winwood wanted the same opportunity. Accordingly, he left the Spencer Davis Group in 1967 to form Traffic with guitarist Dave Mason , horn player Chris Wood , and drummer Jim Capaldi , all of whom had played on "Gimme Some Lovin'." The quartet retired to a small cottage in the Berkshire countryside, where they could work out their sound -- a unique blend of R&B, Beatlesque pop, psychedelia, jazz, and British folk -- and jam long into the night without angering neighbors. Traffic debuted in the . with the single "Paper Sun" in May 1967, and soon issued their debut album, Mr. Fantasy (retitled Heaven Is in Your Mind in the .); it was followed by the jazzy psychedelic classic Traffic in 1968. However, conflicts had arisen between Winwood and Mason over the latter's tightly constructed folk-pop songs, which didn't fit into Winwood 's expansive, jam-oriented conception of the band. Mason left, returned, and was fired again, and Winwood broke up the band at the beginning of 1969. Even so, by that time, he had become the unofficial in-house keyboardist for Traffic 's label Island, playing at numerous recording sessions.

Up first for Winwood is a visit to The Space at Westbury on April 20. Then, the former Traffic frontman plays the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City on April 21 and Philadelphia’s Tower Theater on April 22. Steve Winwood continues the tour with stops in Baltimore, Boston and at Foxwoods Resort Casino. From there, the tour heads to Seneca Allegany Event Center in Salamanca, New York on April 29 before finishing up with stops in Washington, . and Florida cities Saint Augustine and Orlando.


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