By Steve Newton
The vast majority of stories posted on Ear of Newt are taken from my 35 years (and counting!) as a freelance writer for the Georgia Straight newspaper in Vancouver, but every now and again I’ve landed articles in other publications.
Back in 1998 an interview I did with 18-year-old slide-guitar wunderkind Derek Trucks wound up in Experience Hendrix magazine, which was published out of Seattle by the Hendrix family itself.
That was a cool mag to write for.
During the course of the interview with Trucks I asked him if Hendrix was an influence at all, but I already had a pretty good idea that he was.
Have a listen: