Joe Satriani is an American rock guitarist who is arguably the best and most respected axe-man in the world. Born in New York back 1956, he was inspired to take up the guitar after Jimi Hendrix died when he was 14, and soon knew he had fallen into the right path.
With countless award wins and nominations - including 15 Grammy nominations - and an incredible list of pupils hes taught guitar - including Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, and Larry LaLonde - Satriani has a list of accomplishments longer than a DFS sale.
Because of his huge talents and wide capabilities, hes been recruited as the guitarist for Mick Jaggers first solo tour, as the lead guitarist of supergroup Chickenfoot, and was also briefly a part of rock legends Deep Purple.
As a solo artist, hes one of the worlds most popular guitarists, and is back in the UK his G3 event in April, seeing performances from the legendary guitarist Satriani himself, plus special guests John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth. If you're a fan, get your tickets now by checking out the tour dates and concert information below on Stereoboard.
Tue 24th Apr 2018
Photo: Joseph Cultice
When he broke onto the scene in the 1980s Joe Satriani was surfing with the alien, but over the course of the last decade the six-string guru has been riding a wave of popularity that continues to pick up pace. If we were to use Satch’s storming resurgence as a barometer, any claims the guitar is losing its lustre are clearly built on a bedrock of hot air.
Mon 15th Jan 2018
After spending most of this century exploring brain-bending sonic wormholes with an unstoppable momentum, instrumental guitar maestro Joe Satriani – aka Shockwave Supernova – has come back to earth on a record that sees him returning to his rock and soul roots. Loosely embracing the power trio format, and ably backed by a famous rhythm section, this is Satch’s most comparatively straightforward and accessible effort in decades.