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Influential instrumental guitar virtuoso celebrates 30 years of recording with a retrospective tour

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Joe Satriani

  • Satch: what fans call Joe Satriani
  • Satch’s Style(s): The guitar virtuoso adapts a technical legato technique (hammer-ons, pull-offs, not for the arthritic) during his fast passages, two-handed and arpeggio tapping when he’s taking it easy, and a whiplash alternative and sweep picking when he wants to melt someone’s face off.
  • Satch’s Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Allan Holdsworth
  • Satch’s Disciples: He taught Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Primus’s Larry LaLonde, jazz-fusion guitarist Charlie Hunter, and fellow virtuoso Steve Vai how to play.
  • Satch’s Successes: He’s the biggest-selling instrumental guitarist of all time (with over 10 million albums sold); he has his own series of guitars, amps, and pedals; and he’s played gigs as lead guitarist for Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, and Chickenfoot.
  • Satch’s Snub: He’s been nominated for 15 Grammys, giving him the second most nominations without winning of any artist.
  • Satch’s Cause for Celebration: It’s the 30th anniversary of his debut album, Not of the Earth, and he’s commemorating the occasion with a retrospective tour spanning his entire career.
  • Satch’s Show: Expect favorite jams from every album, including his breakthrough, Surfing with the Alien, and 2015’s Billboard success, Shockwave Supernova; some tracks that Joe hasn’t played live in 20 years; and solid backup from longtime collaborators Marco Minnemann (drums), Bryan Beller (bass), and Mike Keneally (keyboards).

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Veterans Memorial Auditorium—The Vets to its friends—is a poster child for patience paying off. Conceived by the Rhode Island Freemasons in the 1920s, the theater was well on its way to completion when the Great Depression ground construction to a halt in 1929. It wasn't until the closing years of World War II that the community banded together to finish the 1,900-seat complex. The theater finally opened in 1950, and in the 60+ years since has seen such greats as Pavarotti, Nureyev, and Tony Bennett play its massive proscenium stage.

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    The VETS

    1 Ave of the Arts

    Providence, RI 02903

    +14014212787

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    PPAC

    220 Weybosset St.

    Providence, RI 02903

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