In the world of guitar playing, there are those whose names become synonymous with the glory days of rock. Hendrix with his Band of Gypsies, Clapton with Derek and Dominos or Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. Steve Hackett, former lead guitar player for the Peter Gabriel led Genesis, certainly belongs on that list. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
Tickets remain available for his Pantages stop October 7. Details can be found HERE.
2019 has been a banner year for Minnesota music fans who fell in love with the glory days of Prog Rock. Judging by the adoring crowds and reactions to Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Jon Anderson’s Many Hands tour, Steve Howe and Darryl Stuermer, we should expect more breathtaking virtuosity from one of the most accomplished players of our time.
Steve Hackett has always been much more than just another rock guitarist. He is a classically trained musician who is as likely to immerse himself in Bach as Genesis. His recordings run the gamut from jazz to classical to rock. But for many of us, his work on albums like Selling England By The Pound remain musical touchstones.
After Genesis, Hackett has recorded more than 20 solo efforts as well as participating in the short lived super group GTR with former Yes guitarist Steve Howe. While not always in the limelight, Hackett has continued to produce quality work and to chase his own muse. The opportunity to catch him in an intimate venue like Pantages promises to be a rare treat.
Twin Cities Prog fans, we’ll see you out in force on the 7th!