Jimi Hendrix is the electric guitar’s patron saint, and it’s once again time to pay official tribute. Guitar Player is happy to help Another Planet Entertainment bring Hendrix’s bassist of choice—Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys)—and a slew of A-list guitar slingers including Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Rich Robinson, Mato Nanji, and Doyle Bramhall II to Oakland’s Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 18.
Jimi’s late father, James “Al” Hendrix, formed the Experience Hendrix company to oversee his legendary son’s legacy. Experience Hendrix continues to honor Jimi’s unparalleled creative and musical influence with its ongoing series of all-star tribute concerts. The 2014 Tour features several generations ranging from artists that influenced Jimi, to those who played and hung out with him personally, to others who were greatly influenced by Hendrix even though he had passed before they were born.
Interest in Jimi’s music has never been higher, and there has been a lot of Hendrix activity over the past year. Longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer just won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for his work on Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, the documentary that aired on PBS late last year and was released on DVD and Blu-ray.
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival came out late last year, as well. It’s first-ever release of one of Hendrix’s most sought-after performances, as originally recorded onsite by Kramer. A Blu-ray of Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle of Wight became available this summer. The film documents Jimi’s August 1970 performance before an audience of 600,000. He passed just 18 days later. Finally, there is a new major motion picture about Hendrix. Jimi: All Is by My Side focuses on Hendrix’ rise to prominence. It stars André Benjamin, a.k.a. André 3000 of Outkast, and is in theatres right now.
Get your Hendrix psych up going onscreen and on record, and then get yourself over to the Fox Theatre in Oakland on October 18, where you’ll get an incredible assortment of takes on Hendrix’s music live and in the flesh.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Experience Hendrix just click here and put EXP in the subject. Include a sentence about the show and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Independent in San Francisco, CA, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Wednesday, October 18th.
Guitar Player Presents with Another Planet Entertainment: Experience Hendrix
Saturday, October 18th, 8pm show
1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94612
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