Synonymous to the term “guitar god,” Jimi Hendrix is an utter enigma, shaped by his iconic appearance, innovative guitar skills, and premature passing at age 27. An interesting dichotomy of a soft-spoken gentle soul, mixed with the ferocity of a wild stage man, leaves fans and music lovers alike questioning from what mystical realm Hendrix came from and how he acquired his initial start. Though only a blip in time, Jimi Hendrix spent nearly three years within the southern United States, learning from the best blues and R&B guitarists the nation had to offer. During this developmental time, Hendrix began constructing his distinct sound, adapting his grand stage presence, and transitioning into the preeminent guitarist the world would celebrate for generations to come.
Hendrix’s initial introduction to Tennessee came about from his unexpected time in the military. Starting with his upbringing by his erratic and alcoholic parents, within one of…
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