Arguably one of the most influential musicians of the modern age, Jimi Hendrix is usually THE name guitarists cite as one of their influences. Inspiring generations of players, legions of fans, and spawning literally countless musical movements, the wake that Hendrix left on the music world is still being felt to this day.
Bandfuse: Rock Legends has put together an insane army of guitar legends in a month long coast-to-coast tour paying homage to the musical mind of Jimi Hendrix. The tour in and of itself encompasses the many genres of music that Hendrix' style has affected. The line-up features heavy metal guitarists like Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne, blues guitarists like Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, rock virtuosos like Eric Johnson, experimental/prog musicians like Dweezil Zappa, chicano rock musicians from Los Lobos, and world blues such as singer/guitarist Ana Popovic (and many more)!
Louisiana blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been keeping his fans up to date with pictures of pure guitar heaven. Where else can you see Eric Johnson and Dweezil Zappa jamming on stage at sound check, or a pack of guitar legends all crammed into one van?
The tour's band is equally as legendary as the guitarists that will be sharing the spotlight on this tour. Bass guitar duties are being handled by none other than Billy Cox, the only musician besides Hendrix who performed in both Band of Gypsies and The Jimi Hendrix Experience! Balancing out the rhythm section on drums is Chris Layton who was the drummer behind the late-great Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble!
This is truly a tour that guitarists and blues-rock fans will not want to miss! The tour will be making stops in many major US cities, kicking off in Dallas, TX! Ticket prices will range from $50-125, and many dates have already sold out, so get tickets while they last! For all information and dates make sure to check out: http://www.experiencehendrixtour.com
As a guitarist side note- if you have not checked out Jimi Hendrix jamming the blues on a 12-string acoustic this is a video that recently surfaced that is a MUST-SEE! Normally footage of Hendrix live is blurry and paired with distorted sound. This is filmed in widescreen and clearly shows the man in his element: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPtv14q9ZDg