Billy Cox, bassist for Jimi Hendrix' Band of Gypsys and for studio sessions, will take his Band of Gypsys Experience on the road this June in the U.S. northeast.
Cox and his band play both Hendrix classics along with songs that Billy played on in recording sessions with the likes of Freddie King, Slim Harpo, Little Milton and Gatemouth Brown.
Joining him are two guitarists, Dani Robinson and Byron Bordeaux. Cox said "It was Jimi's dream to use a second guitarist. He was getting into a new phase of his music and he felt that one guitar limited the band and limited the new music that he was creating. There were glimpses of what he was trying to do at Woodstock with Larry Lee as the second guitarist. But that idea was not able to continue. Now almost 43 years later, I am grateful that I have the opportunity to continue the dream with two dynamic guitarist, Dani Robinson and Byron Bordeaux."
On the tour, "Our show could be described as triangular in context, we perform not only Hendrix, but some originals and some old school. We are most especially committed to giving the audience an evening of good listening and fun. Dani and Byron embody the spirit of guitar showmanship."
The announced dates:
- 06/19 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
- 06/20 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
- 06/21 - Stanhope, NJ - Stanhope House
- 06/23 - New York, NY - City Winery
- 06/24 - Washington, DC - Hamilton
- 06/25 - Wilmington, DE - World Café
- 06/26 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theatre