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Hendrix

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I’ve been playing Jimi Hendrix tunes since the time I first picked up the guitar. I can still remember listening to songs like “Machine Gun” off Band of Gypsys and being blown away by what he could do on the guitar.

Since then, I’ve been a big fan of a lot of the more blues side of his playing. Listen to the album Blues if you wanted to hear what I’m talking about. I recently put on Jimi’s Pandora station and was reminded of his brilliance.

A couple of months ago I made it up to Palm Springs Fantasy Resort and Casino and saw the Hendrix Experience play for a full 3 hours. Some of the highlights were Zakk Wylde coming out and jamming “Purple Haze”, plus Kenny Wayne Shepard, Eric Johnson, Johnny Lang and Buddy Guy were there.

To put icing on the cake, I got to meet Billy Cox (bass) who came in around the Band of Gypsys-era.

Great show.

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