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Jimi Hendrix SXSW tribute features Wayne Kramer, Slash, Perry Farrell

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published February 27, 2014

SXSW will present a tribute to Jimi Hendrix on Thursday, March 13, as part of its series of free shows at Butler Park.

Wayne Kramer of the MC5 curated the lineup, which includes Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Blasters brothers Dave & Phil Alvin, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and his wife Etty, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson, Mary Bridget Davies from the Broadway production “A Night With Janis Joplin” and rock singer-songwriter Jesse Malin.

Austin’s Los Lonely Boys and Los Angeles blues-rock band Vintage Trouble open the show, which is co-presented by the United States Postal Service in conjunction with its unveiling of a new Jimi Hendrix forever postage stamp. It’s the latest in the post office’s “Music Icons” series, which began last year with stamps for Johnny Cash, Lydia Mendoza and Ray Charles.

Start time for the show is TBA. The Butler Park shows, which run Thursday-Saturday, are free and open to the public with a Guest Pass wristband, available in advance at the SXSW website or on-site, or with a standard SXSW wristband or badge.

In addition to playing and curating the Hendrix tribute show, Kramer also has been added to the lineup for the Friday tribute to Lou Reed at the Paramount.