Dec 16 2022

By Experience Hendrix Tour.


In celebration of Jimi Hendrix’s 80th Birthday this year, the wildly popular Experience Hendrix concert event was brought back for a special one-night-only celebration to mark this milestone occasion.

“Epic Night”

– Fan Review

Hosted at Austin City Limits Live’s Moody Theater on the evening of Sunday, December 4, the all-star concert event featured performances by Billy Cox (from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band Of Gypsys and Jimi’s Woodstock ensemble Gypsy Sun & Rainbows), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Zakk Wylde (from Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne and Pantera), Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas (from Los Lobos), Dweezil Zappa, Chris Layton (from Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble), Noah Hunt (from Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band), Chuck Campbell and Calvin Cooke (The Slide Brothers), Henri Brown, Kevin McCormick, Ally Venable, and Eric “King” Zapata (from Gary Clark Jr.)

Experience Hendrix – Jimi Hendrix’s 80th Birthday Celebration – Photo Highlights

This special celebration draws its roots from the famed Experience Hendrix Tour. For more than 20 years, the Experience Hendrix Tour has presented artists presenting Jimi’s peerless music in a concert setting. The artists who have taken part include those such as Buddy Guy and Hubert Sumlin who influenced Hendrix. Jimi’s own contemporaries such as Santana and Paul Rodgers as well as a wide range of contemporary artists whose music was inspired by the legendary guitarist.

“Fantastic show!”

– Fan Review

The concert at ACL on December 4 followed the November 18 release of Jimi Hendrix Experience: Los Angeles Forum – April 26, 1969, a new live album from Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings.

“Jimi’s music is standing the test of time!”

– Fan Review

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who has closed every show he’s ever played since the age of 15 with the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” commented, “The music of Jimi Hendrix has always been a large influence on my life and music … in no small part due to his blues roots. He showed a lot of his influences and the foundation from which he built his music.” He went on to say, “Jimi Hendrix was one of the greatest performers, entertainers and songwriters of all time, but as far as the guitar goes, he made a statement with his instrument that has yet to be matched.”



Concert Photo Gallery


“Freedom” / “Stone Free”

Featuring: Billy Cox, Dweezil Zappa, Chris Layton & Henri Brown

“Foxey Lady”

Featuring: Billy Cox, Chris Layton, Eric “King” Zapata, Chuck Campbell & Henri Brown

“The Sky Is Crying

Featuring: Calvin Cooke & Chuck Campbell (The Slide Brothers), Eric “King” Zapata, Chris Layton & Kevin McCormick

“Castles Made Of Sand

Featuring: Ally Venable, Chris Layton & Kevin McCormick

“Power Of Soul”

Featuring: Eric “King” Zapata, Chris Layton, Henri Brown & Kevin McCormick

“Are You Experienced?” / “The Wind Cries Mary” / “Spanish Castle Magic”

Featuring: Eric “King” Zapata, Chris Layton & Kevin McCormick

“Manic Depression” / “Little Wing” / “Happy Birthday” / “Purple Haze”

Featuring: Zakk Wylde, Chris Layton & Kevin McCormick

“Can You See Me” / “Hey Joe” / “Killing Floor”
Featuring: Cesar Rosas, David Hidalto, Chris Layton & Kevin McCormick

“Izabella” / “Hey Gypsy Boy” / “Angel” / “Wild Thing”

Featuring: Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton & Kevin McCormick

“Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)” / “I Don’t Live Today” / “Voodoo Chile” (Medley)

Featuring: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Noah Hunt, Chris Layton & Kevin McCormick

“Them Changes”

Featuring: Cesar Rosas, David Hidalgo, Billy Cox, Chris Layton & Henri Brown

“Red House”       Featuring: David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Calvin Cooke, Billy Cox & Chris Layton

“It was so awesome!”

– Fan Review

We’d like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate the music, life and legacy of Jimi Hendrix as we celebrated what would have been the world’s greatest guitarist’s 80th Birthday.

An additional thank you to all of the contributing photographers who helped preserve the event on film, including: Max Crace, Austin Hendrix-Wright, Stacey Lovett, Stan Martin, David Peché, and Sheehan Perera.

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