Jimi Hendrix may have abandoned his mortal coil over 40 years ago, but his ghost still hovers over practically anyone gripping an electric guitar.
To call the man a pioneer of the instrument is like calling Bill Shakespeare a pretty good storyteller. Four decades after his untimely demise due to nasty combo of red wine, sleeping pills, and vomit, earnest axe-handlers are still toiling away at figuring out Hendrixs combination of blues, rock n roll, soul, and distortion.
The guitar revue hits the Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main Street, on Monday, May 23. The show promises to be a six-string symphony exploring the music and mind of the man who defined the very concept of rock n roll guitar work.