I've always been a fan. Actually, a huge fan of George Winston. Why? Because in the 1980's he popularized a style of piano playing that shouldn't have become popular.
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Thanks to a glowing 'Rolling Stone' magazine interview, a Grammy, and muli-platinum selling CD's, the genre known as 'New Age' became known worldwide. And it's all pretty much due to Winston.
So, when I posted a video called 'Open Plains' on George's Facebook page, the last thing I expected was for him to 'Like' it. That's actually a huge compliment as Winston is notorious for not giving endorsements, testimonials, or even nods of approval.
I wasn't expecting it so it was all the sweeter. Maybe he 'Liked' it because it's actually an homage to the man who influenced him - Phillip Aaberg.
Whatever the reason, it's nice to be recognized by this humble man who has done so much for the New Age genre ... even if he doesn't call what he does 'New Age.' :)