Friday, March 19, 2010

Experience Hendrix at the Chicago Theater

Thursday Night it was "Experience Hendrix" at the Chicago Theater.

Byrd, from the LOOP (97.9FM) hosted the headliners.

First up was Billy Cox from the original Hendrix Band along with Ernie Isley. Ernie told the story of how he met Jimi when he was 11 years old and Jimi stayed at his family's house for 3 years and he listened to Jimi thats how he learned to play the guitar.

Ernie and Billy got the ROCKIN' started and Joe Satriani and Vernon Reid completed the evening of HENDRIX music. Included during the evening were:

Eric Johnson, Susan Tedeschi, Jonny Lang, Sacred Steel featuring Robert Randolph, Hubert Sumlin, Doyle Bramhall II, Living Colour, Brad Whitford from Aerosmith, Chris Layton from Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Noah Hunt. Check out

What a concert! Here's Kenny Wayne Shepherd playing Voo Doo Child.


Eric Johnson

Ernie Islay & Billy Cox

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Joe Satriani and Vernon Reid

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Valleys of Nepture hits #4 on Billboards top 200. No other artists has cracked the top five this long after his death and it surpasses Elvis who hit #3 26 years after his death.