At almost 67 years of age, Steve Winwood, set to play two dates in New York — at the Space at Westbury on April 23, and at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester the following night — is living proof that age is indeed only a number. And in Winwood's case, it's a sweeping setlist filled with hit numbers.
Born May 12, 1948, in Birmingham, England, to a father who played the saxophone and clarinet and encouraged his son's musical dreams, Winwood, a former choirboy, studied music in school before he began a wildly successful professional career that at this point spans more than five decades. Now living in Nashville with his wife and children, Winwood is as relevant as ever. No, he's not promoting a new record. And, no, it's not an anniversary for one of his past works. But he's on tour. And he's Steve Winwood. So get over it. Winwood's exhaustive catalog is reason enough to see why he's playing these midsize rooms — both venues seat fewer than 2,000 — at this time.More »