That time 26-year-old Stevie Salas told me about opening for Joe Satriani on the Blue Dream tour
By Steve Newton
Way the funk back in June of 1990 I interviewed singer-songwriter and kick-ass guitarist Stevie Salas, who at the time was promoting his Stevie Salas Colorcode album, which I liked enough to put on my Top 10 list that year. “Hendrix meets Funkadelic in the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ practice space,” was how I described it.
I’d also been impressed seeing Salas trade licks with coguitarist Jeff Golub in Rod Stewart’s band two years earlier on the Out of Order Tour.
When I contacted Salas at his friend’s place on the beach in San Diego I told him that I’d seen him a few months back opening for Joe Satriani on the Flying in a Blue Dream tour, and asked him if that was a daunting experience.
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