Experience Hendrix Tour coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall, with Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang more
The Experience Hendrix Tour is a brilliant concept: Salute the music of Jimi Hendrix with an all-star tour that collects some of the world's greatest guitarists to play classic cuts like Purple Haze, Fire and Foxy Lady.
In reality, it's better than brilliant, a showcase of top-notch musicianship that brings together artists you might otherwise never see perform together. So it's nice to hear the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour is coming back to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sept. 20.
This year's lineup includes Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde, the Black Crowes' Rich Robinson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Chris Layton and bassist Billy Cox, who played with the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys. Rounding out the bill are a who's who of world-class blues and rock guitarists: Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Gales, Mato Nanji and Ana Popovic.
Tickets to this incarnation of the Experience Hendrix Tour are $49.50-$125, and they'll go on sale Saturday via the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office or online. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*