Airs Friday, January 31, 2020, at 9 p.m. 2017 was the fiftieth Anniversary of the debut of the Jimi Hendrix Experience at Monterey Pop. In honor of that moment we bring you "The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at Monterey: American Landing." A one hour documentary that traces Jimi's early days as a guitarist on the Chitlin' Circuit, through his time in New York's Greenwich Village, his discovery by the Animals' Chas Chandler, his journey to England, and triumphant return to America at Monterey Pop. This is the story of how Jimi Hendrix rose from being a sideman to an international superstar. Interviews include all three members of the Experience: Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, and Mitch Mitchell; Jimi's engineer Eddie Kramer; Chas Chandler; Pete Townshend of The Who; Michelle and Phillips of the Mamas and Papas; Steve Miller; Dave Mason of Traffic; Eric Burdon of the Animals; and many more. Produced by Ben Manilla and Media Mechanics.
American songwriter Tim Easton was born on the Canadian border in upstate New York and spent his formative years living in Tokyo, Japan and Akron, Ohio. Traveling early and often, he learned the ways of the road and rails and spent 7 years as a bonafide troubadour, making his way around Europe, playing the streets and clubs, living in Paris, London, Madrid, Prague, Dublin, and wherever he laid his hat. It was this period of time when he developed his songwriting style - folk based storytelling and personal traveling tales, often peppered with bold confessions or "tell it as it is" reality. Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as "having a novelist's sense of humanity."