Experience Hendrix
March 9, 2012
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Nashville, TN

Lineage: Zoom H2(120 deg. rear mics, 44.1 kHz, 16b)>Audacity(normalize)>CDWave(Tracking)>FLAC(5)>You

Location: Left wing Loge, Sec. F (unobstructed view, 40ft from stage)

Quality: I give it a strong B due to hall reverberation, your comments appreciated

Major Players:

Billy Cox, Bass
Buddy Guy, Guitar
Keb Mo', Guitar
Jonny Lang, Guitar
Robert Randolf, Pedal Steel
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Guitar
Deweezil Zappa, Guitar
Brad Whitford, Guitar
Slide Bros., Pedal Steels
Chris Layton, Percussion
Eric Gales, Guitar
Mato Nanji, Guitar
Others as announced on bass, drums, and guitar
Almost all contributed vocals


On June 9, 1970, the Band of Gypsy's played the Memphis, TN Coliseum. March 9, 2012 the Expereince Hendrix Tour came to Nashville. I can attest that at least two people were at both shows: Billy Cox and me. 

Jimi was at this second show only in spirit but that was palpable amongst the crowd that was present for this show. If there was a weak point it was in the vocals -- no one can recreate or substitute for Jimi's voice. I guess the same could be said for his guitar licks but, believe me, it was without a doubt a chance to Experience Hendrix in the present day. The nearly 3 hour show featured so many of his great songs performed so well. It was definitely, for me anyway, a blast from the past (I am dating myself here!). I wish the venue had been outdoors because the sonics would heve been much better. These performance halls have a certain cavernous reverberation that seems highlighted in a recording. While this is true here I still feel this recording is true to what was heard and there is only a very minor amount of chatter, mostly from my wife and me as we relished the song choices. Sorry for that!

I highly recommend that you see this show if it comes to a venue near you, especially the St. Augustine, FL. and Orange Beach, FL shows that are in amphitheaters. It seems there are two shows in Austin, TX so maybe this will make a PBS show later this year. Regardless, it is worth the price of admission!

This recording runs 2 hours and 46 minutes. Enjoy!


01 Stone Free
02 Freedom
03 Manic Depression
04 Little Wing
05 I Hear My Train A Comin'
06 Catfish Blues
07 Killing Floor
08 Purple Haze
09 Foxy Lady
10 Them Changes
11 All Alomg The Watchtower
12 Fire
13 The Wind Crys Mary
14 Like a Rolling Stone
15 Spanish Castle Magic
16 I Don't Live Today
17 Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)
18 Voodoo Chile (KWS burns it down on this one)
19 Buddy Guy Intro (Sunshine of Your Love)
20 Rock Me Baby
21 Got My Mojo Workin'>I'm Goin' Down
22 Hey Joe
23 Red House