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In his short life, Jimi Hendrix shifted the electric guitar paradigm almost entirely. And what he brought to playing has not been met or eclipsed yet. Even with the fire and fury the athletic ’80s, the fearlessness and progress that came from Hendrix remains the high-water mark of the instrument. And while worshiping at the altar of Jimi has become a highly marketable and clichéd act in recent times, we mustn’t forget that there is damned good reason people do it beyond the money. The Experience Hendrix Tour has, for many years now, provided fans with the ultimate celebration of Hendrix’s life and art. The tour brought Hendrix’s music back to life through the hands of a revolving, all-star cast of guitarists. It generally includes a few players considered by most to be peers of Jimi’s, all of whom seek to pay homage to the late game-changer. The constant is the venerable Billy Cox — also known as the bass player in Band of Gypsies and one of Jimi’s closest confidants since the two weathered time in the military together. This year’s iteration brings together the likes of Buddy Guy, Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, Jonny Lang, Zakk Wylde, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, along with a sizable representation of the Austin contingent synonymous with post-Hendrix blues, including Doyle Bramhall II (also known as Eric Clapton’s first mate and the son of late Austin blues royalty Doyle Bramhall), guitar acrobat and Hendrix aficionado Eric Johnson, and Chris Layton of Double Trouble. Obviously the power of Hendrix is the only thing strong enough to gather such a ludicrous mountain of talent onstage at once, so you won’t want to miss this. You’ll more than likely never have another opportunity to bask in the glory of these particular string-stranglers sharing the stage ever again.