Winston was a five-string banjo legend by the mid-60s. He recorded for VANGUARD and ELEKTRA and performed withBill Monroe. His group, the New York City Ramblers, shared thestage with Bob Dylan at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. In 1970 Winnie began to play the pedal steel guitar andpromptly created quite a stir. He designed and built his own instrumentand wrote the bible on how to play the steel (OakBooks, 1975).