Did You Hear? The Hendrix Experience

A man-about-town shares his favorite musical moments in this photo series.
Writing and photography by Gus Samarco

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I’ve been waiting to see a bunch of my favorite guitar players together for a good cause—in this case it was the now-annual Experience Hendrix Tour

I got to witness an amazing display of guitarists that are just as passionate for the fans like they are for the music they play.  It was awesome to see Zakk Wylde walking off the stage to literally play among his fans—he’s a charismatic character! The lineup included some legendary contemporary guitarists in the tribute to Jimi Hendrix. 

My favorite song? Crosstown Traffic, performed by Dug Pinnick and Joe Satriani. 

The performance featured: Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix Experience / Band Of Gypsys), Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne), Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Doug Pinnick (King’s X), Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble), Mato Nanji (Indigenous), Kenny Aronoff, The Slide Brothers, Henri Brown, Kevin McCormick, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), and Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos). Click here for artists’ websites and bios.

Gus Samarco is a video engineer by day, photographer by night. Find more of his work on www.samarcophoto.com.