The Experience Hendrix Tour

The Experience Hendrix Tour or should I call it How To Feel Jimi Hendrix in One Night

Chicago Theater- Chicago IL March 25 2017
By Dan Locke

The Experience Hendrix Tour has been going on it forth year.  It had tours in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017. With the last two years hitting Chicago.  In which I had a chance to experience the moment with wow we call Jimi Hendrix.

Like last year I travel from lovely West Virginia to the city of Chicago. To see one of the best guitar shows of the year.  How could you miss with a line up this:

Henri Brown
Henri Brown -  the first cousin to 1960's rock guitarist, Jimi Hendrix; the son of Pearl Brown, a jazz singer known as "Black Cultured Pearl;" a nephew to 1950's and 60's television singer and personality, Eleanor Collins who is now a member of the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Ana Popovic
Ana Popovic - her phenomenal four-piece band as well as her Mo' Better Love Big Band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals around the world. She is endorsed by Fender, Mesa Boogie, Ovation and DR strings. Ana has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and many others.

Dweezil Zappa
Dweezil Zappa - son of Frank Zappa

Beth Hart

Zakk Wylde
Zakk Wylde - from Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Billy Cox
Billy Cox - the only surviving member of both The Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Band Of Gypsys

Mato Nanji
Mato Nanji - from Indigenous

Jonny Lang
Jonny Lang

Noah Hunt with Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Noah Hunt - from Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Chris Layton - from Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

The Slide Brothers
The Slide Brothers - performances by Calvin Cooke and Chuck Campbell from The Slide Brothers. When not performing with Experience Hendrix, The Slide Brothers are Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, and Darick Campbell-the greatest living musicians who embody the Sacred Steel tradition

Nelson - from Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Tim Austin - from Buddy Guy's Damn Right I've Got The Blues Band

Toronzo Cannon
Toronzo Cannon - from The Chicago Way

Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy -  is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan

With players like this, how could you go wrong.  They did not just play Hendrix song. They
Zakk Wylde with Jonny Lang
performed Jimi Hendrix.  They took each Hendrix song and keep it in the spirit of Jimi with a little touch of their own soul. They treated each song as a unique interaction with the audience.  And the greatest treat was you got to see the artist by themselves or with other players.  Here is the set list so you can see what you missed.

Freedom- Billy Cox, Dweezil Zappa
Stone Free- Billy Cox, Dweezil Zappa and Mato Nanji
Foxy Lady- Billy Cox, Slide Brothers, Mato Nanji
Hear My Train A Coming- Mato Nanji
Ezy Ryder- Slide Brothers
The Sky is Crying
Crosstown Traffic- Beth Hart and Dweezi Zappa
One Rainy Wish- Beth Hart
Love or Confusion- Beth Hart and Dweezi Zappa
Manic Depression- Zakk Wylde
Littl Wing- Zakk Wylde
Hand of Doom (Black Sabbath)- Zakk Wylde
Purple Haze- Zakk Wylde


All Along the Watchtown- Jonny Lang, Zakk Wylde and Mato Nanji
Fire- Jonny Lang, Janie Hendrix and Beth Hart
The Wind Cries Mary- Jonny Lang and Mato Nanji
Spanish Castle Magic- Jonny Lang and Mato Nanji
Gypsy Eyes- Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt
Come On (Earl King)- Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt
Voodoo Chile- Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt
Who Knows- Buddy Guy Billy Cox and Mato Nanji
Mojo Hand (Lightning Hopkins) - Buddy Guy Billy Cox and Mato Nanji
Close to You (Muddy Waters)- Buddy Guy Billy Cox and Mato Nanji
Let the Door Knob Hit Ya (Buddy Guy)- Buddy Guy Billy Cox and Mato Nanji
Bleeding Heart (Elmore James)- Buddy Guy Billy Cox and The Slide Brothers
Hey Joe (The Leaves) -  Buddy Guy, Henri Brown, Billy Cox, Slide Brothers
Them Changes - Buddy Guy, Henri Brown, Billy Cox, Slide Brothers
Red House- Buddy Guy, Henri Brown, Billy Cox, Slide Brothers

Overall it was a great night for music and a great night in Chicago. |
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