Both as a performer and a teacher Joe Satriani is a certified musical legend. Born in New York State in 1956, he’s either tutored and/or collaborated with some of the biggest names in the guitar biz from Steve Vai and Brian May to Kirk Hammett and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Since 2008, Satriani has also played guitar with the blues rock super-group Chickenfoot fronted by Sammy Hagar and including Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers). He’s also recorded over a dozen solo albums of instrumental blues and rock.
On Tuesday April 19 Satriani is in town to play a show at Conexus Arts Centre at 8 p.m. The show is subtitled From Surfing to Shockwave which covers albums recorded from 1987 to 2015. You can find out more info on the show, which will include contributions from Marco Minneman, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally, on the the CAC website.
Here’s Satriani’s 2013 video for his song “Always With Me, Always With You”: