Entertainment Triangle takes a look back to the late Jimi Hendrix who had such an incredible impact on blues music from well know artist like Stevie Ray Vaughan to less well known greats like William Burton
There are very few guitarist or blues artist who have not been influenced by Jimi Hendrix. From the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan to the more obscure songwriting genius of William D. Burton. When you listen to Stevie Ray performing songs like "Little Wing", "Vodoo Child" or any of Stevies' other great blues songs, you get a sense that the Hendrix had become part of him. His phrasing, his tonality and even the Fender Strat that he used all are compelling Hendrix connections. On the flip side when you listen to a not so well known blues artist like William Burton, who plays a Gibson ES 345, there is no obvious Hendrix connection until you listen to his lyrics. Songs like "Living in the Furture Ain't What It Used to be" or "Zen and the Tao of Jones" all have elements of Hendrix influence all over them. Great music by both artist with roots going back to Jimi Hendrix.
The article below, by michielke, takes a look at who Jimi Hendrix was, and is rich in content from those who were close to him.
In a rare interview by telephone, (she has moved abroad), Ms Etchingham explains: "I want him to be remembered for what he was ...
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