'The Boy Who Kissed the Sky' explores Jimi Hendrix's childhood
The sound of Jimi Hendrix ripping his guitar is unmistakable, iconic, groundbreaking.
But did you know that Hendrix’s sound all started thanks to a broom young Jimi would strum like a guitar?
We know a lot about the man Hendrix became: the paratrooper who played in a band during his free time, the backup player for musicians like Sam Cooke, BB King, and Little Richard, and eventually, the world renowned rockstar.
But there’s a chapter of Hendrix’s life that has gone largely unexplored: his childhood.
A new production from playwright and Seattle Children’s Theatre Creative Director Idris Goodwin is inspired by Hendrix’s childhood growing up in Seattle’s Central District. It’s called “The Boy Who Kissed the Sky.”
KUOW Arts and Culture reporter Mike Davis caught up with the creative force behind the show.
Tickets and information about "The Boy Who Kissed the Sky" can be found at SCT.org