Experience Hendrix Tour – Seattle Wa : February 19th 2017

I don’t really know where to start with what to say about the Experience Hendrix show last night at the Paramount in Seattle.

The show started pretty close to the scheduled 7:00pm posted time and went past 10:00pm. About three hour of outstanding music.

Billy Cox opened things up with Freedom and Stone Free with Dweezil Zappa on guitar, Chris Layton on drums (from Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble). Henri Brown came out and sang the next few songs…Henri is actually the first cousin of Jimi Hendrix and a pretty accomplished performer and did an excellent job bringing a ton of energy to the crowd. Throughout the show, the backdrop was an amazing continual visual of psychedelic imaging and classic photos of Jimi’s life and performances….very captivating and mesmerizing.

The show was an absolutely incredible tribute to the sounds and sights of the unbelievable art of Jimi Hendrix. The mastery of his guitar work was creatively displayed by so many artists last night from Zakk Wylde, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd,  Keb’ Mo’ and Buddy Guy. The two artists who most impressed and awed me were Mato Nanji and The Slide Brothers….what the Slide Brothers could do on their slide guitars was nothing short of amazing and Mato seemed to channel the spirt of Jimi himself as he mastered through many of the classics.

One of the most memorable moments for me last night was when Zakk Wylde walked in front of me while jamming to Purple Haze…He toured the crowd twice last night playing extended solos of Purple haze and Little Wing (scroll down and click the link below to see a little bit of Little Wing).

This is a must see show for anyone who loves great guitar work and especially for the Jimi Hendrix fan. I chalk this up as one of the best shows I have seen.

Zakk Wylde / Otherwise – Las Vegas NV : September 1 2016

What an absolutely incredible show tonight at The House of Blues in Las Vegas… Toni and I quite literally stumbled upon this show as we were checking in to the Billy Idol show last night, getting our tickets and table assignment, Toni saw a flyer for the Zakk Wylde show, with Otherwise opening up. Toni has been wanting to see this show and especially Otherwise for a while and just by happen chance we were in Vegas the same time as the show. I have had the pleasure of seeing Otherwise three years ago in Seattle when they opened up for 3 Days Grace and stole the show then, and I hate to say it (as I am a big Zakk Wylde fan) but they stole the show again! These guys just ROCK! They have so much energy and passion for their art that really shows through in the performance.

They played about 9 songs in their set ending with Soldiers, one of my all time favorite rock anthems. I was able to get video of it, but I think the volume was a bit too much for my camera and it’s a bit distorted, but I uploaded to YouTube if you would like to check it out. I was able to meet the guys from the band after their set and they are all such great guys. We can’t wait to see them again.

Zakk Wylde came on a little after 10:00 and was amazing. We have seen him a few times before and are never disappointed in his performance. I just love the guitar solos and the power of his music.

This was the last night of our 25th anniversary trip to Vegas and we could;t have asked for a better way to end it than with this show.

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