Electric Guitar: The Axe That Reshaped The 20th Century featured on Midnight Express

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:59pm
On Tuesday, February 25th @ 11:59PM Midnight Express and DJ Mojochronic will trace the evolution of the electric guitar and its innovators. From Charlie Christian (the original guitar hero) and Leo Fender and Les Paul (instrument and studio innovators), through the noisy heavily effect laden guitarists of the 1990’s such as David Torn, Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, this show will chronicle the important developments in guitar creativity.

Along the way we will discover just how and why the fuzz box, the wah wah pedal, the whammy bar and various other gizmos came to be, and how creative guitarists used these new technologies to make the electric guitar the dominant musical instrument of popular music in the latter half of the 20th century. If this all sounds too geeky…fear not. Sit back and enjoy an hour’s worth of guitariffic music, with a smattering historical context thrown in along the way.