Purple Haze Permeates WLRN. Watch American Masters: Jimi Hendrix

Sep 25, 2014

American Masters: Jimi Hendrix (9 pm)   

Considered one of the greatest rock guitarist of all time, Hendrix played with a raw, blues-influenced style that brought fire and emotion to rock music unseen before or since.

Hear My Train A Comin’, unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies taken by Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician’s personality and genius.

The film uses Hendrix’s own words to tell his story, illustrated through archival interviews and illuminated with commentary from family, well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, band members Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, long-time sound engineer Eddie Kramer; Steve Winwood, Vernon Reid, Billy Gibbons, Dweezil Zappa and Dave Mason.