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Aug 28

Steve Vai North America Fall 2012

With Steve Vai at Howard Theatre

Date

Tuesday 28 August 2012 at 8:00pm

Location

Howard Theatre
620 T Street NW, 20001, United States

Tel: (202) 588.5595

Web:

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http://thehowardtheatre.com/show/2012/08/28/steve-vai/

Description

While many musicians fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai’s unique musical vision remains unclassifiable. After more than 20 years, Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion.

From his self-released solo debut Flex-Able (1984) to his most recent “The Story of Light" (2012), Vai creates a sound all his own by striking a balance between technical ability and poetic phrasing. “I make music to push my own buttons,” explains Vai. “I’ve always been driven by an addiction to create sounds that are unique – not better than what other people do, just different.”

That obsession with running down the voodoo in his head remains the guiding force behind Vai’s ongoing musical evolution and what he loves most about being a musician. “For me, the real gravy is when I hear a strange or beautiful sound in my head and then make it real in the world using the devices I have as a musician,” says Vai. “The things that have never been done before are what interest me most.”

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