Johnny Winter’s Final Studio Recording, “Death Letter”: Music Video Premiere

October 23rd, 2014

A touching new music video for “Death Letter,” a track off Johnny Winter’s final album, Step Back, has made its way to the interwebs, and you can check it out below.

The song turned out to be Winter’s final studio recording.

The clip, which was directed by Greg Olliver, opens at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, where Winter can be seen shuffling up to a mic, settling onto a stool, slipping on a slide and laying into the classic Son House tune.

As the video unfolds, we get a glimpse into Winter’s life on the road as he greets fans, signs autographs and performs around the world.

Winter died July 16 at age 70. Step Back was released September 2.

Check out the clip below. As always, tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!

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  1. Posted by Metodija on October 23rd, 2014, 17:51 [Reply]

    It’s just insperational to see him doing his thing and doing what he loves until the end. RIP.

  2. Posted by Rob on October 23rd, 2014, 19:55 [Reply]

    I love it!!! Been a fan of Johnny since 1970.

  3. Posted by Charly on October 24th, 2014, 16:16 [Reply]

    Jhonny winter fan forever since Jhonny winter and live

  4. Posted by Kevin on October 24th, 2014, 17:30 [Reply]

    I’ve been a big fan since 1970. I cut my blues teeth on Johnny Winter and John Lee Hooker.

  5. Posted by Chris West on October 24th, 2014, 19:44 [Reply]

    Took me better than half a lifetime to see him, won’t ever forget it!!! A true legend!!!

  6. Posted by Freddy Singer on October 25th, 2014, 12:04 [Reply]

    Great Video A pleasure seeing Johnny doing what he loved making great music for himself and the world.I was at his 70th Bitrthday show and i also met him again and again it was a great pleasure meeting such a kind and caring man .He really loved his fans dearly.I had pics taken with him backstage at BB KIngs at his and had his Story Of The Blues Box Set signed for me .I shook his hand and asked him how hes feeling and doing and his response to me was Freddy it was nice meeting you but too tell you the truth Im tired of this shit n i just wanna go the fuck home. We laughed i shook his hand again and i left Thanks again Johnny for all your great music and hopefully ill meet you in Rock n Roll Heaven when i get up there but im in no rush See ya Freddy


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