Greetings! Thanks to all of you for your continued support of Strange
Beautiful Music-- it really makes a difference when you call up your
local radio station and request songs, and of course it's great to
see you out at the shows!
In this issue:
* HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM JOE
* JOE IN ONLINE CHAT FEB 8 (PLUS GUITAR GIVEAWAY)
* "STARRY NIGHT" UP FOR GRAMMY!
* JOE RECEIVES GOVERNORS AWARD IN SF
* "STARRY NIGHT" TO BE AVAILABLE AS RING TONE
* LIVE PHOTOS
* US & SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM JOE
Happy New Year...
...happy new year to all!!!...i know it's a little late, but, i've
been busy having some much needed time off...thanks to diamond peak and
kirkwood for the best snowbording in years this season! i got a bigger board
too, a k2 zepplin 157, yeah!...we have an intersting string of "evening with"
and g3 tours and clinics lined up for the first half of 2003...yes, i did say
clinics; they are in china, korea, hong kong, taiwan, bangkok...maybe
australia on a later run...i've been writing a ton of new material lately as
well, maybe i'll spring a little of on tour???...by the way, any ideas on how
to vary our current set list would be greatly appreciated!...Jeff, Matt and
Galen say "Hi" to all...joe...
JOE IN ONLINE CHAT FEB 8 (PLUS GUITAR GIVEAWAY)
Guitar-guitar.com and GuitarTrader.com is putting on a live chat
on Feb 8th plus a giveaway contest with an autographed Ibanez
guitar. You need to register by Feb 6th to enter the contest, so
visit the site now to join in and send your question to Joe.
"STARRY NIGHT" UP FOR GRAMMY!
We're proud to announce that Joe has once again been nominated for a
Grammy in the "Best Rock Instrumental Performance" division. Since voting
isn't accepted by the general public, you'll have to wait until Feb 23rd
(on CBS) to find out if he's going to walk away with the award.
Here is more info about the category and who Joe is up against:
- Starry Night
Track from: Strange Beautiful Music
- Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)
The Flaming Lips
Track from: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
[Warner Bros. Records]
Track from: The Deep End Volume 1
Track from: Pieces Of The Sun
- Love Theme From The Godfather
Track from: The Kid Stays In The Picture (Jeff Danna)
Visit http://www.grammy.com/ for more info about the Grammy Awards.
JOE RECEIVES GOVERNORS AWARD IN SF
As if being up for a Grammy isn't enough, Joe has also been awarded
the Governors Award by the San Francisco chapter. The event is not
a public show, but you might be able to buy some tickets or hang
out and catch Joe coming or going from the event. Here's information
from the Grammy Web site about the award.
Feb. 9 - 2003 Governors Awards & Nominees Celebration
Grand Ballroom, Regency Building, 1300 Van Ness Ave., San
Francisco, 6-10 p.m.
Join us as we honor Bay Area music legends Joan Baez, Joe
Satriani, the Hawkins Family, and the San Francisco Symphony
Chorus at the 2003 Governors Awards & Nominees Celebration.
The celebration will include dinner, live music, a silent
auction benefiting the San Francisco Chapter Education and
Special Events Fund, recognition of the Bay Area's 45th Annual
GRAMMY Awards nominees, and the awards presentation itself.
Mickey Hart, Steve Vai, Andra Crouch and Rita Moreno are
scheduled to present awards.
The highest honor the San Francisco Chapter can bestow, the
Governors Award is presented to Bay Area music professionals
whose creative talents have crossed all musical boundaries and
who have been recognized as an asset to the local music community.
Governors Award recipients embody the highest standards of
excellence and integrity that the Recording Academy champions
and promotes. For ticket and advertising information, please
contact the San Francisco Chapter office at 415.749.0779.
For more information about the SF Chapter Governors Award, visit:
"STARRY NIGHT" TO BE AVAILABLE AS RING TONE
That's right, Satch is soon going to be on your cell phone! Joe
has licensed the rights to use Starry Night as a ring tone to
Moviso (www.moviso.com), who in turn provides ring tones to
Cingular, Verizon, T-Mobile, and others.
We aren't sure when it'll be available, but it's been approved, so your
best bet is to ask your local provider when it will be available. You
might also check online.
We've been uploading photos to Joe's web site as the tour has
progressed which you can view by visiting the Road section of the
site and clicking on the (P) when it appears next to any show. I
also just uploaded a lot of good quality photos from some events
1/31/03 @ KRON-TV Live Broadcast from Chrissy Fields (SF, CA):
Archived Video: http://video.kron4.com/?clip=1167980
2/1/03 @ The Fillmore (SF, CA):
For more photos (past and present), fan show reviews and tour dates, visit:
US & SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Here's a summary of the next leg of the Strange Beautiful Tour US tour dates
along with a new series of shows in South America.
Tue 2/04 Ventura Theatre (Ventura, CA)
Wed 2/05 4th & B (San Diego, CA)
Thu 2/06 Rialto Theatre (Tucson, AZ)
Fri 2/07 Sunshine Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)
Thu 3/27 Metropolitan Theatre (Mexico City, MX)
Fri 3/28 Metropolitan Theatre (Mexico City, MX)
Mon 3/31 Estadio Chile (Santiago, CL)
Tue 4/01 Luna Park (Beunos Aires, AR)
Fri 4/04 ATL Hall (Rio de Janiero, BR)
As always, you can see the latest tour dates, show reviews, and photos
online at: http://www.satriani.com/2002/road/
Thanks for your continued support of all things Joe!