The Experience Hendrix Tour, an all-star concert tribute to Jimi Hendrix that began in 1995, will be making its eighth tour in 2014, and once again, the tour will be making a stop at Albany’s Palace Theatre.
The month-long tour, which kicks off in Dallas on March 11, brings together a diverse group of A-list musicians to pay homage to the guitar genius of Jimi Hendrix. The line-up for the Albany show ranges from funkmeister Bootsy Collins to blues icon Buddy Guy, as well as Jonny Lang, Ernie Isley, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the innovative Dweezil Zappa, left-handed blues-rocker Eric Gales, Texas guitar greats Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Johnson, Mato Nanji (of Indigenous) and, from Serbia by way of Memphis, Ana Popovic.
The rhythm section, as always, includes bassist Billy Cox – the only player, apart from Hendrix himself, who was part of both the Band of Gypsys and the Jimi Hendrix Experience – and Chris Layton, the drummer who, along with the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan, was a founder of Double Trouble.
In terms of format, the Experience Hendrix concerts offer the opportunity to witness unique collaborations, as the musicians rotate in and out of the spotlight throughout the evening – Dweezil Zappa with Billy Cox, Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang, Zakk Wylde with Chris Layton, etc. And as has been the case with previous Experience Hendrix outings, special guests are expected to sit in at many of the dates, making the concerts all that much more memorable for both new and veteran Hendrix fans.
While there’s been no official word yet from the Palace Theatre, a press release from Experience Hendrix indicates that the tour will be making a stop Albany’s downtown theater on Friday, March 28. Additional details – including ticket prices and on-sale date – are TBA. Stay tuned…