San Francisco-based rock, alternative, funk, and blues guitarist Eric McFadden is headed to Des Moines tomorrow night for a show at Vaudeville Mews. McFadden has played and recorded with some of the nation's top musicians through the years, including George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, Les Claypool of Primus, Joe Strummer of The Clash, The Reverend Horton Heat, Keb Mo’, Pete Sears, Bonnie Raitt, Pink, Ron Wood and Chuck Leavel of the Rolling Stones, Fishbone, Bo Diddley, Living Colour, Grace Potter, Jack Johnson, Widespread Panic, Jackson Browne, Nels Cline of Wilco, The Animals, Stockholm Syndrome (with Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Danny Louis of Govt Mule, Jerry Joseph of Jack Mormons, and Wally Ingram who played for Sheryl Crow and Jackson Browne), and several others.
McFadden is currently performing as part of T.E.N., a group that also features Thomas Pridgen of Mars Volta and Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, as well as performing solo shows, and Jimi Hendrix tribute shows. T.E.N. released an EP last year, and their debut full-length album is due out this fall. McFadden has released a number of solo albums as well as albums with his Eric McFadden Trio (EMT), which also includes James Whiton of Tom Waits' band and Paulo Baldi (Cake, Les Claypool).
Doors for McFadden's Wednesday night show at Vaudeville Mews will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will kick off at 7 p.m. The show will be an all ages event with a $10 cover charge at the door. There are no opening acts scheduled for this concert. This should be an amazing show. McFadden was nicknamed "Lightning" by Joe Strummer of the Clash, and Guitar Player Magazine called him "the closest thing SF has to a modern day Hendrix". He is one of the most talented guitarists going today. Don't miss this one, Central Iowa music fans!
Check out Eric McFadden performing some acoustic blues in the embedded video.
[Source: McFadden's website]