Win Tickets to Experience Hendrix Featuring Billy Cox in Oakland, October 18

By Jimmy Leslie ,

Bass Player is happy to help Another Planet Entertainment bring legendary bassist Billy Cox and a slew of A-list guitar slingers including Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Rich Robinson, Mato Nanji, and Doyle Bramhall II to Oakland’s Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 18th.

Jimi Hendrix’s late father, James “Al” Hendrix, formed the Experience Hendrix company to oversee his legendary son’s legacy. Experience Hendrix continues to honor Jimi’s unparalleled creative and musical influence with its ongoing series of all-star tribute concerts. Billy Cox—bassist for both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys—has anchored each Experience Hendrix tour since inception in 2000, and he’s onboard once again for this year’s stellar lineup. The 2014 Tour features several generations ranging from artists that influenced Jimi, to those who played and hung out with him personally, to others who were greatly influenced by Hendrix even though he had passed before they were born.

Interest in Jimi’s music has never been higher, and there has been a lot of Hendrix activity over the past year. Longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer just won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for his work on Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, the documentary that aired on PBS late last year and was released on DVD and Blu-ray. A Blu-ray of Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle of Wight became available this summer. In depth interviews with Cox, drummer Mitch Mitchell, and others set the stage for the August 1970 performance before an audience of 600,000 that follows. Hendrix passed just 18 days later. Finally, there is a new major motion picture about Hendrix. Jimi: All Is by My Side focuses on Hendrix’ rise to prominence. It stars André Benjamin, a.k.a. André 3000 of Outkast, and is in theaters right now.

Get your Hendrix psych up going onscreen and on record, and then get yourself over to the Fox Theatre in Oakland on October 18th where you’ll get an incredible assortment of takes on Jimi Hendrix’s music live and in the flesh. Hendrix’s favorite bassist, Billy Cox, will give the proceedings an authenticity that only he can provide.

Watch a video interview with Billy Cox here:

Contest Details

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Experience Hendrix click here and put Cox in the subject. Include a sentence about the show and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Saturday, October 18th.

Event Details:
Bass Player Presents with Another Planet Entertainment: Experience Hendrix Featuring Billy Cox
Saturday, October 18th, 8pm show
Fox Theater
1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94612
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