Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani recently launched the U.S leg of touring in support of his latest album Unstoppable Momentum.

The tour, featuring special guest Steve Morse in the support slot, will hit the Cleveland area on Thursday evening (9/19) at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium. Tickets are still available for purchase via this link.

Popdose has a pair of tickets to giveaway to the show which will land in the hands of one lucky Cleveland-based reader (or perhaps you’re in the mood to take a road trip — that’s okay too!).

Email us with ”Satriani” in the subject line for your chance to win. We’ll pick one lucky winner on Wednesday afternoon to check out the show on Thursday night.

UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Sergio! Enjoy the show!

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Joe about the new album and he gave us a little bit of insight regarding how it all came together. As complex as some of Satriani’s albums have been in the past, this time around he took more of an organic approach to the sessions.

”Each time we get into the studio, there’s lots of things going on that we’d love to accomplish. There’s broad musical directions and then there’s all the stuff that’s really in the micro-world where you’re thinking this time I only want to use effects boxes that are no bigger than 3×3.’ Or you decide that you’re just going to use tape or you’re just going to use digital or you’re going to use microphones by themselves or you’re going to make sure that you put seven mics on every speaker and then mix them in the studio. So there’s a lot of stuff going on that we love to do and we do that mainly because the art of recording is so much fun.

This time around, I did bring in some new players and so I got together with engineer and co-producer Mike Fraser with the idea that ”let’s make sure that we keep the recording open enough to capture what they want to bring to the sessions” and you never know [what that’s going to be].

A guy like Vinnie Colaiuta can play anything, but you want to make sure that when you’re all in the room together, that you record it in a way that allows his performance to breathe [so] that you don’t sort of put him in a cage the first day he shows up.

So that was our idea was really just to see what would happen in a more organic style of recording.”

Listen to our full conversation with Joe right here.


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