English rock guitarist Robin Trower may not be as big a household name as Eric Clapton, but in the world of rock guitar heroes, the two are equally heralded. Trower is considered an ax man’s ax man who crafted a unique style of psychedelic blues in the late ’60s that garnered him many comparisons to Jimi Hendrix.
Trower first gained notoriety by joining his high school mate Gary Brooker’s rootsy prog rock band Procol Harum, where his freewheeling guitar licks earned the respect of rock critics near and far. Trower then rose to rock ’n’ roll prominence in the ’70s as a solo artist, bending and wailing a sound all his own on such albums as Bridge of Sighs and Robin Trower Live! Trower went on to perform with such living legends as Cream bassist Jack Bruce and Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry and is said to be an idol of another iconic guitar player, Robert Fripp.
This rock royal performs this Friday at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse (707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $37.50 to $57.50. Visit parkerplayhouse.com, or call 954-764-1441.
Fri., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., 2014