Johnny Winter’s Jamaica “Winterfest”
January 24-31, 2019

TRELAWNY, JAMAICA

FEATURING
SONNY LANDRETH, DEREK ST HOLMES, SAMANTHA FISH, PAUL NELSON, JAMES MONTGOMERY AND THE ALL-STAR BAND

What better way to beat the “Winter Blues” than with some “Rock’in Blues” music on a tropical isle!

Come join us for some fun in the sun this January with an awesome week of concerts featuring an A list of today’s top national acts at Jamaica’s beautiful Mango’s Boutique Resort.  An intimate cottage feel resort featuring only 84 rooms to keep that ” Peter’s Players ” feel. This amazing event is sure to fill up fast so book your “Winterfest” packages early!

Presented by Peter’s Players and the Johnny Winter Foundation

ROOM RATES

Garden View Room

GARDENVIEW ROOM  (31 rooms only)

$2,729 PER PERSON DBL OCCUPANCY
$3,519 PER PERSON SGL OCCUPANCY  (Sold Out)

Oceanview Room

OCEANVIEW ROOM (10 rooms only)

$2,829 PER PERSON DBL OCCUPANCY
$3,619 PER PERSON SGL OCCUPANCY  (1 of these available)

Oceanfront Room

OCEANFRONT ROOM (30 rooms only)

$2,979 PER PERSON DBL OCCUPANCY
$3,819 PER PERSON SGL OCCUPANCY  (Sold Out)

                       

ALL INCLUSIVE

Your stay at Mangos Jamaica Beach Resort is all-inclusive!   

(INCLUDES RETURN FLIGHTS FROM TORONTO TO MONTEGO BAY, GROUND TRANSFER TO AND FROM HOTEL, ALL MEALS, DRINKS & ACCOMMODATIONS AT MANGO’S RESORT AS WELL AS YOUR MUSIC PACKAGE FOR THE WEEK)

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  • Gorgeous, lush grounds and long sandy beach dotted with lounge chairs and cabanas
  • Wood-paneled rooms with flat-screen TVs, plush lounge chairs, and private balconies and air conditioning.
  • Four restaurants include a buffet, Italian, grill, and oceanfront seafood spot
  • Freshwater pool with two whirlpools, big waterslide, and walk-up pool bar
  • Three bars including a pool bar, a standalone bar, and piano bar
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout all guest rooms and resort
  • Gym, tennis, game room, with pool tables
  • And much more!

All meals, snacks, house and premium beverages, pool and beach service, nightly entertainment, and all taxes and service charges and complimentary all included at no extra charge.

Your stay at Mangos, may be all-inclusive but goes even a step further than serving the traditional nightly buffet. Our Dine Around Program gives you a different venue and a different style of dining each evening. Our Chef’s love to create freshly cooked dishes in different styles for your dining pleasure – you won’t be disappointed! Our restaurant service includes daily breakfast Elements Restaurant, featuring a la carte and buffet items including traditional Jamaica fare, daily lunch at The Pool Bar and Grill where we serve a full Grill Menu daily including Chef’s Jerk specialties, salads, sandwiches and daily specials. Our dinner program is subject to change dependent on the weather but don’t be surprised with dinner being served on the beach!  On select evenings options may include Café Cantina, where the Chef has created a delightful Italian Menu, all cooked to order.  Bamboo Restaurant and Bar, where our chef will tantalize your taste buds at our restaurant on the beach with an Asian style menu one day or a spectacular seafood assortment another.  Elements Restaurant hosts our Jamaican Night, where our chefs will prepare truly authentic dishes for you to enjoy. And finally, there is the Pool Side Barbecue, where once a week you can enjoy our poolside dining while being entertained by Juba, our Fire Eater!

FESTIVAL LINEUP

 

SONNY LANDRETH  slide guitar

Eric Clapton has said that Landreth is one of the most advanced guitarists in the world he has collaborated with the very top names in guitar over the years: Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson, Derek Trucks – the list goes on. The noted slideman cut his musical teeth in The Red Hot Louisiana Band of zydeco king Clifton Chenier, and Landreth has since recorded and toured with artists ranging from John Mayall to John Hiatt.

 

 

SAMANTHA FISH  singer/songwriter, guitarist

After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world.  Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.

The New York Times called Fish “an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power” and “one of the genre’s most promising young talents.”  Her hometown paper The Kansas City Star noted, “Samantha Fish has kicked down the door of the patriarchal blues club” and observed that the young artist “displays more imagination and creativity than some blues veterans exhibit over the course of their careers.”

 

DEREK ST. HOLMES  vocalist/guitar

Derek St. Holmes is the voice of many classic Ted Nugent tunes including “Stranglehold,” “Just What the Doctor Ordered,” “Snakeskin Cowboys,” “Death By Misadventure,” “Live It Up” and “Dog Eat Dog” among others.

The Amboy Dukes and their guitar player Ted Nugent had already recorded several albums and were a staple of the Midwest rock scene at the time. When the Amboy Dukes broke up, Nugent’s road manager (Phil Nicholson) contacted St. Holmes about auditioning for Nugent’s project as lead singer.

St. Holmes joined Ted Nugent, former Amboy Dukes bassist Rob Grange and drummer Cliff Davies to release Nugent’s self-titled debut album in 1975. St. Holmes remained in Nugent’s band until 1978.

In 1979 Derek joined up with Ted Nugent’s bass player Rob Grange, ex-Montrose drummer Denny Carmassi to form St. Paradise. They released one self-titled album for Warner Brothers. He then teamed up with Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford forming the highly successful Whitford/St. Holmes Band.

St. Holmes joined the Michael Schenker Group for  “Built To Destroy”, and also contributed to the live follow-up, “Rock Will Never Die”.

Derek released Then and Now, a collection of many St. Holmes’ rock material and stars in the new Documentary “Hired Gun” Today Derek St Holmes tours the world  performing and recording.

 

PAUL NELSON  guitarist/performer/producer/songwriter

Paul Nelson – is recognized as one of today’s top virtuoso guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded along side an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more…

Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter’s “Step Back” release on Megaforce/Sony winning “Best Blues Album of the Year” highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations. As well as the BMA “Blues Music Award” for “Best Blues/Rock Album” reaching #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s KBA “Keeping The Blues Alive Award”.

His music has reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on award winning documentaries: “Down and Dirty” The Johnny Winter Story and “Sideman: Long Road to Glory” (feat: Bonnie Rait, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin), as well as music written/performed and broadcast nationally on NBC and on multiple major album releases, books, instructional guitar columns, live Concert DVD’s, and guest performances on countless recordings.

Staying at #1 on the “Hot New Releases” charts for months Nelson’s latest project “Badass Generation” on Sony Records still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his many other musical dimentions fans have come expect considering him one of music’s most respected and influential contemporary artists…

 

JAMES MONTGOMERY lead singer, harp, frontman

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he “brings it on home”. Whether it’s recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters – James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells – at the legendary “Chessmate.” Over the years, he’s carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

 

With The All- Star Band

MIKE DIMEO  keys

Originally known as lead singer Mike DiMeo with legendary New York hard rock outfit Riot. He went on to record six studio albums with the band and one live album recorded live in Tokyo. He has done several tours with Bonnie Tyler (Total eclipse of the heart) Vinnie Moore (UFO). Dimeo had the honor of being the keyboard player on the legendary Guitar player Johnny Winter’s last two releases, Roots, and Step Back. The records feature guest performances from some of the worlds greatest guitar players and musicians.. Vince Gill, Derek Trucks , Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Joe Bonamassa, Leslie West (Mountain) and many others….Step Back went on to win “Best Blues Album” at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Mike currently tours the world with Tommy James and the Shondells (Mony Mony, Crimson and Clover)

CRISPIN CLOE  sax

Saxist/songwriter/producer Crispin Cioe has left an indelible imprint on American/ British roots and pop music, through his work as a soloist (viz. sax solos on James Brown’s “Living in America”, “Love & Money” by Bronski Beat, etc.), being a co-founding member of the esteemed Uptown Horns (recording/tours with icons like the Rolling Stones, Solomon Burke, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Ohio Players. . . ), music directing for TV (including “The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor” and “The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Songwriting, Live From The White House”), and by dint of a lifelong commitment to workin’ it hard every time he’s hit the stage playing tenor and/or alto, baritone and soprano saxophone.

CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER  bass

Chris  started his career as a full time musician playing clubs on sixth street with notable musicians like Alan Haynes, JT Coldfire, Andy Macintyre, Eric Tessmer and Pinetop Perkins. He began his full time touring career with Mike Zito in 2010 and has been on the road solidly since. In 2014-15 he also did some extensive touring/recording with Jim Suhler and Monkeybeat, did a tour with Chris Duarte and recorded two records with Paul Nelson. In addition, he has been a mainstay of Samantha Fish’s band for the better part of his touring career, starting with her in 2012 and still playing with her

MARTY RICHARDS drums

Marty Richards   has been on hundred of recordings  with a list of artists that reads like a “who’s who” of American popular music.

Marty’s list of credits also includes Peter Wolf’s solo projects; performances and recordings with bluesmen James Montgomery, James Cotton, Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Hammond and Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds; tours with The Blues Brothers

Joe Perry, J Geils and onstage appearances with some of the most legendary of the all-time jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter and Tommy Flanagan.

 

 

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