From the first date of Experience Hendrix 2019 there has been one point of consensus: the regular-set closing trio of dUg Pinnick, Joe Satriani, and Kenny Aronoff steals the show. There is no recreating Hendrix’ alchemy (and everybody involved in the Experience tour seems to realize this) but the sheer rock joy with which these three attack their portion of the set has an affirming power all its own.
The songs? ‘Crosstown Traffic,’ ‘Manic Depression,’ ‘I Don’t Live Today,’ ‘3rd Stone From the Sun,’ and ‘Voodoo Child.’
It’s also been great seeing Doug gush over finally meeting and hanging with Band of Gypsys’ bassist Billy Cox. Mutual respect seems to abound between them. And why not? As Doug put it on social media:
“I remember back when Band of Gypsys live was released. I was a beginning bass player, I learned the bass on the whole record. And now we got bass rigs side by side!!! And he’s buying the DPX3 [pedal], talk about full circle…what an honor!!!!”
Experience Hendrix continues across the eastern US through an Apr. 6 stop in Wallingford, Conn., so get out and shake that thing!
More good news? Once the tour’s done, recording of the NEW KING’S X RECORD gets underway in Los Angeles. The band’s management company “will be making an announcement soon” regarding studio and producer.
And finally, King’s X leaps back into live action with a string of northeast dates at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ; NYC’s Gramercy Theatre; the Tail Winds Music Fest with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Black Stone Cherry, Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime, and Sass Jordan; Wally’s Pub in Hampton, NH; Aura in Portland, Maine; and Granite State Music Hall in Laconia, NH.
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