Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Joe Satriani talks live gear, Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards

Gearheads unite!

Musicians who revel in tech talk will love the new clip from Marshall Amplification and featuring guitar master Joe Satriani.

Currently on a European swing in support of his new disc, “Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards,” Satriani gives a guided tour to explain – in precise detail – the gear he is using in his live setup these days.

Joe Satriani – live gear tour (2010)

Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK – October 19, 2010

If that isn’t enough tech talk for ya, Joe has more on his Gear page online here.

“Black Swans had a strong debut on the Billboard charts last month, kicking off at #45, Joe’s highest opening chart position ever. The album comes out while Satriani is on a short break from Chickenfoot (or, is that the other way around?); he plays European dates through to the end of this month before a 2-month North American tour starts December 1 in Atlanta.

Satriani’s current band includes keyboardist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai), bassist Allen Whitman (Mermen) and veteran Jeff Campitelli on drums, all who are featured on the new disc.

Joe has put together a whole media series of videos and podcasts to introduce fans to his new music; the features are available on his website.

A podcast series features individual videos for each of the tracks on the record, while the webisode series goes in depth with Joe with exclusive interview and studio footage.

In Webisode #2, Joe talks about the influences leading into the new album and how he put together his current band lineup, plus we get a look at some improv jams as the band loosens up in the studio.

Joe Satriani – Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards – studio webisode #2 (2010)

Joe Satriani – Ice 9 / Flying In A Blue Dream / Premonition / Always With Me, Always With You Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK – October 19, 2010
Joe Satriani – Crystal Planet / Why / Crowd Chant / Summer Song Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK – October 19, 2010