The "Hasidic Hendrix" Will Celebrate Jimi
Israeli guitarist Yosi Piamenta has long been known as the “Hasidic Hendrix” for his fiery style on the instrument (and because alliteration is just plain fun). Piamenta first came to America in 1976 and spent over three decades in the country. In mid-2009 he made a decision to return to Israel with a big send-off at New York’s Highline Ballroom in July. This coming Sunday, Piamenta is back on stage, sneaking in one additional U.S. date. Quite fittingly he will lead his first-ever Jimi Hendrix tribute show. Piamenta is working with Jimi Hendrix Foundation Archivist David Kramer to put together the night, which will take place this Sunday, January 31 at Brooklyn’s Southpaw.