This all-digital live concert production, recorded exclusively for PBS, features a live concert performance from Nashville, as well as footage from Maui and Montana. George plays selections from his best-selling solo piano albums, including: AUTUMN, DECEMBER, WINTER INTO SPRING, SUMMER, FOREST, and selections from his then newest album LINUS & LUCY–THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, including Cast Your Fate To The Wind and some of Vince’s pieces from the Peanuts® soundtracks, as well as a song from his then future album PLAINS. In addition, he plays Hawaiian Slack Key guitar pieces with Keola Beamer and Chet Atkins, as well as his own solo guitar and solo harmonica pieces.
From his original solo piano compositions to his rollicking stride and R&B piano pieces, George Winston has been playing his own brand of melodic piano music, which is called folk piano or rural folk piano, since 1971. George’s main piano influences include Henry Butler, the late James Booker, the late Professor Longhair, Fats Waller, and the late Teddy Wilson, as well as Dr. John, Philip Aaberg, Vince Guaraldi, Jon Cleary, Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), Don Lambert, Art Tatum, and others.
This concert DVD features some of George’s most popular pieces, and includes: Rain, Cat & Mouse/ Handful of Keys, Blossom/Meadow, ‘Opihi Moemoe, Kalena Kai, The Great Pumpkin Waltz/You’re In Love Charlie Brown, MM’s Dunk, The Cradle, Corrina Corrina, Peppermint Patty/Charlie Brown and His All-Stars, Cast Your Fate To The Wind, Woods, Pu`uanahulu, Waltz for the Lonely, Skating, Thanksgiving, Variations On The Kanon by Pachelbel, and High Plains Lullaby #19.