Incoming: Experience Hendrix at the Uptown, March 16

Experience Hendrix features enough musicians of note to make ticket purchase nearly mandatory, and the music being played — music written and inspired by Jimi Hendrix — remove the “nearly” altogether.

Those artists include Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Doyle Bramhall II, Ernie Isley, Living Colour, Double Trouble’s Chris Layton, along with bassist Billy Cox, who played in both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys

As a bonus, the Kansas City show gets all the special guests: Sacred Steel featuring Robert Randolph, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, and Susan Tedeschi.

The artists all join together in various combinations to perform Hendrix’s songs, meaning this is probably one big blues-rock jam, but the individuals involved are all talented enough to keep this from being a potential wankfest. Instead, it seems rather probable that this will be one of those concerts about which attendees will talk for a very long time.

The Experience Hendrix tour, with all the above artists, comes to Kansas City at the Uptown Theater on March 16.

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