Steve Vai – House of Blues – Dallas, TX

Friday, Nov. 22nd, 2013 at the Dallas House of Blues

Steve Vai performs at House of Blues - Dallas, TX | Copyright 2013 - North Texas Live!A very enthusiastic Steve Vai performed at the Dallas House of Blues Friday night, playing a multitude of material from his extensive career, including his latest (2012) release ‘The Story of Light‘.

A former student of Joe Satriani (see photos from Joe’s Grand Prairie show this past September), Steve started his career as guitarist for the legendary Frank Zappa, and has also recorded and toured with acts such as David Lee Roth and Whitesnake, among others. Steve also appeared in the 1986 film ‘Crossroads‘ in the famous scene where his character Jack Butler goes head-to-head with Ralph Macchio’s Eugene Martone in a guitar duel.

Local players, and winners of the ‘Best in Shred’ contest, Neil Swanson and Adam Frost warmed up the crowd, shredding away to some pre-recorded backing tracks before Steve Vai, Dave Weiner, Jeremy Colson, and Philip Bynoe took the stage.

Photos: Daniel Work / Staff Photographer

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4 thoughts on “Steve Vai – House of Blues – Dallas, TX

  1. November 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Um… is it just coincidence that the last picture looks like Vai is about to punch the camera? lol

    Sorry I missed this – I’m sure Vai is still a phenomenal shredder. And Cross Roads is still in my top 10 fave movies of all time – partly because of the Robert Johnson story, but also because of the scene with Vai playing for his soul. If you haven’t seen it, please treat yourself to this gem.

    1. NTX-Live Editor
      November 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      It was certainly a great show! Steve is an excellent player and showman who loves to interact with the crowd (and photographers!).