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Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

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SMELLS LIKE TALENT: Guitar legend “Skunk” Baxter makes a rare solo appearance June 11.
Tuesday June 11, 2024 07:00 PM EDT
Cost: From $50.62, general admission
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CRITIC’S PICK: The ex-Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers axe-man will replicate some of his parts from the catalogs of those bands, but also play covers of other guitar greats from Speed of Heat (2022). Hopefully he will have a band and has left the drum machine, which cheapens the sound of the album, at home. — Hal Horowitz
$40-50+. 7:00 p.m. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur, 30030.404-377-4976. eddiesattic.com

From the venue:

Baxter joined his first band at age 11. In junior high school in Mexico City, Jeff formed a surf band that hit the top 10 on radio in Mexico. While still a high school student, he worked at Jimmy’s Music Shop in Manhattan in 1965 and 1966. At Jimmy’s, Baxter met guitarist Jimi James (later to become Jimi Hendrix), who was just beginning his career as a frontman, and provided him with his first custom left-handed Fender Stratocaster. Baxter and Hendrix went on to become good friends. After leaving Jimmy’s, Baxter moved on to Dan Armstrong’s guitar repair and custom shop, the mecca for guitar players in New York and around the United States. Moving to Boston to attend college, Baxter worked as a guitar technician and amplifier repairman at Jack’s Drum Shop on Boylston Street.

Skunk first reached a wide rock audience in 1968 as a member of the psychedelic rock band Ultimate Spinach. Baxter joined the band for Ultimate Spinach III, their third and final album. After leaving the band, he played with the Holy Modal Rounders, played bass for Tim Buckley and joined the Buzzy Linhart band. While still in Boston, Baxter began establishing himself as a studio musician in both Boston and New York City.

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6a583 Eddie S Attic Magnum
515 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-4976
neighborhood: #decaturga