The Euro Tour is off to a great start. In Zagreb, Croatia tonight
World’s first 3D/7.1 Concert Film released this month! Check theater listings near you. BluRay DVD coming in March… Joe
davidtesch asked: I've read that you used a Mesa Mark IIC+ on Flying in a Blue Dream... Was it just on the song or the whole album? I ask cuz I love the voicing you get out of your tone in the beginning of part 2 of the Bells of Lal.. When I'm dialing my tone if it feels similar then I know I'm in the ballpark. I use that and the riff from Crystal Planet... those are my tone-testers :)
On that song I was using a silver face Fender Pro Reverb amp with a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal, and put an AKG C12-A microphone up close to the grill.
whenloveovercomespower asked: Hey Joe! Been a big fan but have unfortunately never had the chance to see you live! (Sad times, I know) Just wondering if there's any chance that you'll be heading back to anywhere in Scotland soon? (P.S I play guitar too and I know it's clichéd and you've heard it loads but you are one of the main reasons why I started playing guitar; after hearing "Made Of tears" I knew I had to play!) Anyway, hopefully you'll get a chance to read this - Thank you for making such great music over the years :D
Thank you. ”Made of Tears” is a very cathartic piece for me to play. I hope to play in Scotland sometime next summer.
misterguiunhio asked: Hi Joe. Greetings from Mexico City. I was wondering why, besides "Cool #9", you hardly play songs from "Joe Satriani" album. For me, it is your best work to date.. but I have a hunch that you don't think the same. What do you think about that album?
Thank you. That album is very special to me. I should play those songs live more often.
johnorrfranklin asked: The music industry is a vastly different landscape today than it was when you were first starting out. What advice could you give an independent artist trying to get things started today? Thanks Joe! ;)
get as much experience playing in front of people as you can. any gig will do.
ubertone asked: If you could have (keep) only one electric guitar, which one would it be, and why? For me, it is an early 90s ruby-red Ibanez SV470 loaded with a set of SD pickups (Jazz/Custom 5/JB). It plays wonderfully and the HBs are coil-tapped so it can do a decent beefed-up strat sound. Of course, I am sure I don't have quite the collection you do... :)
robertlem asked: Big fan, Joe! Thanks for this opportunity. I've been a guitarist for many years & have noticed that when I practise sitting/standing at home or band rehearsals, I can pick with some facility at what I consider an impressive enough speed with a great deal of accuracy. But when I perform live onstage, nervous or relaxed, I lose 50-70% of that speed/accuracy and am forced to play within a much safer technical zone. Have you ever experienced this and what can you recommend to remedy the problem? Bob
good question. try not to psyche yourself out when performing…
likeeverynightbefore asked: Just wanted to say, my boyfriend loves your music and he aspires to play as good as you someday :D so I just wanted to thank you for being awesome :D