Experience Hendrix, with Billy Cox, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others

When: Fri., March 30 2012

On a summer day in 1968 (yes, that makes me old, but I was only a teenager), I drove with a friend to Shreveport, La., and bought tickets to see the Jimi Hendrix Experience that night. For $10 each, we lucked into third-row seats. Just feet away, Hendrix attacked his Stratocaster like nothing I had ever seen, from "Purple Haze" to "Manic Depression" to "Fire" and "Foxy Lady." To this kid, a keyboardist in a rock-and-soul band, it was a religious experience. At 8 tonight at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.,, $49.50-$69.50), the Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour will relive many of Jimi's classics, with a band including such talents as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Billy Cox, Dweezil Zappa and more. It might not be $10 a pop, and it won't be the real Jimi, but it'll bring back '68, just the same. — Ralph Routon

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