Now in its second decade, the “Experience Hendrix” tour brings together a multi-artist lineup to honor the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. A phenomenal group of musicians featuring blues legend Buddy Guy and bassist for both the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and BAND OF GYPSYS, Billy Cox, as well as, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, Keb’ Mo’, THE SLIDE BROTHERS, Mato Nanji from INDIGENOUS, and many others ignited the stage. Not to be mistaken as a tribute act, this diverse array performed numerous signature Hendrix tunes while bringing forward their own expression of unique artistry. Powerful renditions of songs like Purple Haze, Fire, Manic Depression, Are You Experienced, All Along The Watchtower, and The Wind Cries Mary were presented by legendary artists who joined together to pay homage to a musical genius.
This 2017 edition of the annual tour encompasses 29 performance dates in February and March. The visit to Northern Quest was the second stop on the tour and the excitement of the crowd was visual by the sold out status of the show. The different mix of guitarists on the bill brought out a range of audience members joined by the celebration of Hendrix’s impressive catalog. Sheer enthusiasm could be witnessed by the likes of devoted Black Label Society fans in adorned gear or heard in euphoric conversation like one admirer who shared about attending “too many to count” Jonny Lang shows. The event also encouraged a sense of introduction. In catching up with a few folks after the show, one gentleman discussed the importance of being able to have an opportunity to bring his son to hear the mastery of Buddy Guy at a live performance or as one woman identified feeling inspired by her first time in the presence of the raw energy produced by Zakk Wylde, she chuckled as she finished her thought, “He’s an animal, but I liked it!” Experience Hendrix showcases the power of collaboration that honors the legacy of Jimi through both musicians and fans alike. It is an event that will reverberate until future editions bring us all together again.
February 18, 2017 (Performance Date)
Hendrix Experience Tour: Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter || YouTube
Billy Cox : Website || Facbook || Twitter || YouTube
Buddy Guy : Website || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube
Zakk Wylde : Website || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube
Kenny Wayne Shepherd : Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter || YouTube
Jonny Lang : Website || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube
Dweezil Zappa : Website || Facebook || Twitter
Keb’ Mo’ : Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter || YouTube
The Slide Brothers – Website || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube
Mato Nanji : Website || Facebook || Twitter
Noah Hunt : Website || Facebook