Johnny Allen Hendrix was born in Seattle on November 27, 1942. In the 1990s, his hometown became the birthplace of grunge with bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. They all had Jimi Hendrix in their ears. He came from black rhythm & blues, but brought something experimental and innovative to the music with his guitar playing. As a left-hander, he played a guitar for right-handers and simply turned it around so that the highest string was suddenly on top. Feedback and frequency overlays were part of his sound, and his performance of the US national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 is unforgettable. Gregor Praml and guests are now honouring this incomparable rock icon with a LOKAL Listener Special in the form of a concert-talk evening: singer and actress Katharina Bach inspired the Schauspiel Frankfurt with a Nick Cave and is now lending her voice to Hendrix. At her side is a guitarist with whom she has worked for many years: Tomek Witiak. Hip-hop is Bosca's musical home. The rapper is an avowed Eintracht fan and will be dedicating himself to a cover version for the first time. Cellist Christopher Herrmann and Burkard Kunkel on bass clarinet, basset horn and zither are among the most innovative instrumentalists between jazz, classical and world music in the region. As a folk and blues musician, Wolf Schubert-K. is probably closest to Hendrix. With guitarist Marius Wunderlich, the young Frankfurt band Sun's Sons has a real Hendrix fan in its ranks. With their indie sound, they make Jimi sound completely different. An evening at Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm for a somewhat different Jimi Hendrix experience.
Duration: approx. 2.5 hours incl. break
incl. snack from our kitchen