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Mr. Fantasy, Steve Winwood is now Mr. Reality for Fantasy Springs

28 August 2012

INDIO, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- A star performer for nearly 50 years, English songwriter and musician Steve Winwood will grace the stage in the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center on Saturday, November 17.

Winwood’s genres include blue-eyed soul, R&B, rock, blues-rock, pop-rock and jazz. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays the electric organ, synthesizers, bass, drums, guitar, mandolin, violin and other strings. He’s an exceptional performer who has also done notable work as a producer.

In addition to his solo career, Winwood was a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004. In 2005, Winwood was honored as a BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers." In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Winwood #33 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Winwood has won two Grammy Awards.

Currently, Winwood can still be found touring, predominantly in the U.S. and Europe. Most recently he completed a tour of Australia and New Zealand with Steely Dan. When he's not touring with his own band, he still regularly collaborates with ex-Blind Faith band mate Eric Clapton.

Along the way, he has also collaborated with and accompanied musicians from around the globe, including Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland), Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, James Brown, Muddy Waters, Toots & the Maytals, Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, salsa greats Tito Puente and the Fania All Stars, Japanese innovator Stomu Yamashta and African percussionist Remi Kabaka.

Tickets for the 8PM Steve Winwood performance go on sale Friday, August 31 for $59, $39 and $29 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

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