Jimi Hendrix was the ultimate guitar hero

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

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Jimi Hendrix was only alive for 27 years, and his career really only spanned four. But in that short timeframe he became one of the most influential guitarists in history. Before Hendrix, there was Eric Clapton, BB King, Albert King and Muddy Waters, but every electric guitarist who came after Hendrix took something from his style of playing. Hendrix took that vocabulary that Clapton and American blues players were using, and raised the bar in terms of technique and sound, developing a sonically opulent way of playing the guitar. So if we consider Hendrix the Leonardo da Vinci of the electric guitar, what are the tracks that prove it? Read More

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