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Greatest Guitarist of All Time”. Born to James Allen “Al” Hendrix and Lucille Jeter, Hendrix was part Cherokee and his father had six fingers on both hands. Although Jimi had to make do with the traditional five he crafted dozens of unmistakable riffs, such as the nervous warbling intro to “Foxy Lady,” and the imperious sledgehammer hook that drives “Purple Haze.” In possession of a soulful voice imbued with the spirit of the blues, Hendrix built up a loyal fanbase and revolutionized every genre he touched, from hard rock to psychedelia.
2012 Tour Dates:
Experience Hendrix Initial Tour Dates
The 2012 edition of the critically acclaimed Experience Hendrix Tour, will launch with a three week run of dates starting March 6th featuring an all-star lineup of musical greats paying homage to the abiding genius of Jimi Hendrix. Presented by Fender Musical Instruments, Dunlop Manufacturing, Hal Leonard Corporation, and IK Multimedia, this year’s tour will include performances by Buddy Guy, Dweezil Zappa, Billy Cox, Robby Krieger [The Doors], Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas [Los Lobos], Keb’ Mo, Eric Johnson, Brad Whitford [Aerosmith], Living Colour, Chris Layton [Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble], The Slide Brothers as well as other Special guests are expected to sit in at many of the dates, making the concerts all that much more memorable for both new and veteran Hendrix fans. Past special guests have included Paul Rodgers, Joe Satriani, Hubert Sumlin, Steve Vai, Carlos Santana and others.
The announcement coincides with latest issue of Rolling Stone wherein Jimi Hendrix was, predictably, designated “The Greatest Guitarist of All Time.” The tour will alight in twenty markets including Baltimore, Nashville, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Houston, Austin, Kansas City, Denver and more.