EMP books McCready, McKagan, Carlile & more to celebrate Hendrix

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Mike McCready & Duff McKagan in 2012. Jason Tang photo

EMP Museum will be opening a new exhibit next week celebrating Jimi Hendrix’s career between Sept. 1966 to June 1967. The exhibit is called Hear My Train A Comin.’ and that specific period of time was chosen because it is when Hendrix went to London, had a successful run on the charts overseas, and then came back to America for the Monterey Pop Festival.

To mark the opening of the exhibit the museum is holding a Hendrix tribute show with a rather prominent cast of locals which includes Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Brandi Carlile, Jeff Fielder, Mike Musburger, Barrett Martin, Ian Moore and others. There are also quite a few notable non-locals who will be performing such as Hendrix’s bassist Billy Cox, Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, Living Colour’s Vernon Reid, Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers, Sheryl Crow/Black Crowes/Peter Frampton guitarist Audley Freed and blues guitar virtuoso Eric Gales ( who is now Lauryn Hill’s touring guitarist).

While the concert is cool and will definitely be worth attending, there is also another event of note happening at the museum which will honor Hendrix’s drummer Mitch Mitchell called Mitch is Real! A Drummers Summit. Here’s the details of that event as taken from the museum’s website:

Considered one of the greatest drummers in rock ‘n’ roll history, The Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell inspired a rabid fan base of his own. Don’t miss this roundtable discussion about Mitchell’s life, music, influence, and dedicated followers, featuring a special group of drummers including Michael Shrieve (Santana), Barrett Martin (Walking Papers, Screaming Trees, Mad Season) Jason Finn (Love Battery, Presidents Of The USA, Skin Yard) Mike Musburger (Fastbacks, Posies, Mitch’s drum tech), as well as rare archival footage of the celebrated musician in action.

The concert  happens at 8 p.m. and costs $30 ($25 if you are an EMP member). You can purchase tickets here.  Tickets to the drummers summit cost $10 ($5 for members) and begins at 1 p.m. Tickets to the drummers summit can be purchased here.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.