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Rick Derringer, Johnny Winter talk Hippiefest, the blues, touring with Ringo and more




The annual nostalgia tour known as Hippiefest returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, this time featuring rock legends Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Leslie West (Mountain) and Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown).

"Hippiefest is not only fun, but it gives us all an opportunity to be on the top of our game," said Derringer, best known for Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo and Hang On Sloopy from his work with the McCoys.

Hippiefest takes placea t 7 p.m. Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Tickets are $45-$79. Click here for details.

For more on Rick Derringer, Johnny Winter and Hippiefest, click here for Theodora Aggeles' story.

[Last modified: Friday, August 24, 2012 12:19pm]


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