The eighth edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour will launch in March 2014. The month-long tour, which is presented by BandFuse: Rock Legends, will bring together a diverse group of artists paying homage to the genius of Jimi Hendrix.
Hear My Train tells Hendrix’s story, likely familiar to any Guitar World reader, in an intimate and refreshing way. All the key players are shown in new interviews, or archival pieces that are either unfamiliar or used in new and interesting ways.
This Wednesday, October 30, Jimi Hendrix's longtime sound engineer, Eddie Kramer; Jimi's sister Janie Hendrix; and American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin' director Bob Smeaton and producer John McDermott will take part in a live Twitter Q&A.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive sneak peek at a new documentary, American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin'. The film will premiere 9 p.m. EST November 5 on PBS (Check local listings). That same day, an expanded edition of the film will be released on DVD/Blu-ray by Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings.
Most of you are probably familiar with the two-beat “boom-chick” style of rhythm playing so prevalent in classic country music. You may be surprised to learn that the groove that drives, say, Hank Williams’s “Your Cheatin’ Heart” is not that far removed from the one that drives a funk song like the James Brown instrumental “Night Train.”
I love guitars. I look at them online like most people look at porn. Over the years, I’ve built up a nice little collection. Acoustics from the ‘30s. Electrics from the 50s. When I’m on tour, I make a point of finding rad guitar shops (thank you, Gbase), guitar factories to tour (thank you, Collings!!) or museums with exhibits that have anything remotely guitar about them. Over the summer i was playing a show in Indianapolis, and happened to catch signs hanging around downtown for the Eiteljorg Museum’s “Guitars! Roundups to Rockers” exhibit. So I busted a move over there, not knowing what to expect.
When Jimi Hendrix first exploded onto the scene, much attention was riveted on his radical reinvention of guitar-soloing vocabulary, technique and sound, inspired by a now-familiar roster of great blues soloists. But Hendrix had another musical asset that set him apart from similarly influenced British blues-rock contemporaries: years of experience as a professional R&B rhythm guitarist.
Was Jimi Hendrix spinning out of control during his final days in the studio, or on the verge of a new breakthrough? New evidence emerges on People, Hell and Angels, a new album of previously unreleased studio recordings.