I went to the Jimi Hendrix tribute the other night. It featured:
Mitch Mitchell (Original Hendrix drummer)
Billy Cox (Hendrix Bassist)
Tommy Shannon (SRV Bassist)
Chris Layton (SRV Drummer)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Noah Hunt (KWS' vocalist)
Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf guitarist)
Robby Kreiger (Doors guitarist)
Mick Taylor (John Mayall and Rolling Stones guitarist)
Cory Glover (Living Color vocalist)
Kenny Olson (session and Kid Rock guitarist)
Andy Aledort (Hendrix Transcriptionist and guitarist)
Doyle Bramhall III
Mato Nanji (Indigenous guitarist)
It was a small venue and there was lots of jamming and riff exchanges. The only performer I didn't enjoy as much was Buddy Guy. Legend or not, I think he likes to hear himself and the closest thing he did to a Hendrix cover was Hootchie Kootchie Man… which Hendrix also covered.
Highlights were a truly burning take on Voodoo Chile (with Mitch Mitchell and Chris Layton on dual drums, Tommy Shannon, and KWS, Hubert Sumlin, Robert Randolph and Doyle Bramhall on guitars, and vocals shared by both Noah Hunt and Cory Glover) and Voodoo Chile (slight Return) with KWS and Double Trouble.
I was impressed with the fact that it was not just the most popular songs, but some unusual ones as well such as Catfish Blues and Bleeding Heart. Awesome covers of Red House and Hear My Train a Comin'. Certainly the "Purple Hazes" and "I Don't Live Today's" and the "Crosstown Traffic's" were all covered, but the night had a strong blues lean.
It was 4 ½ hours of music, and the only thing left that I could have wanted to hear was "Machine Gun"; only because it's a personal favorite as played live on the Band of Gypsies album.
::::::: “Yum. I'd love to gnaw on those with my ears." :::::::