The annual Experience Hendrix Tour has announced the headlining artists for its 2017 edition. Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Keb’ Mo’, Jonny Lang, Black Label Society, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Doyle Bramhall II, Ana Popovic, the Slide Brothers, Mato Nanji, and Beth Hart are among those confirmed to take the stage during the 29 performance dates. Now in its second decade, the Experience Hendrix tour “celebrates the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix by bringing together a diverse array of phenomenal musicians,” as stated in a press release.

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In a prepared statement, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd expressed their deep appreciation of Hendrix and his music. “He was so creative, especially everything he did with the special effects,” said Guy, who was a friend of the late guitarist. “He took it all to this other place, and he could really play. He was one of a kind. Hendrix brings us together, everybody on this tour.” On a side note, 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s pioneering debut album, Are You Experienced?