This past weekend, Tony “Wilt T” Springer gave an amazing acoustic live jam featuring the music of Jimi Hendrix as part of the Barrie February Blues Festival.
While most people wouldn’t associate Jimi Hendrix with acoustic music, he did play a 12 string that he would pull out from time to time for live performances and smaller gatherings. Thanks to producer Matt for pointing out this rare Jimi Hendrix footage he came across of Jimi performing on acoustic guitar. Jimi Hendrix, best known of course for revolutionizing early rock with the way he attacked and mastered the electric guitar, so it’s really interesting to see Jimi performing in this environment.
The first half of the video has Jimi playing a 12 string string, while the second half has Jimi performing and jamming out in front of a small appreciative crowd. Watching back on him playing in those early days only confirms what a great talent the man was, and also makes you wonder how much more amazing music there might have been had his life not ended so soon.