About six months ago my dear friend Greg Bissonette hooked me up with a very famous Chinese pop artist who was interested in having me play on one of his tracks. His name is Chyi Chin. In China, he has been a very popular artist for many years. I get offers like this occasionally, and [...]
Hey folks. Steve here. As some of you know we have a portion of the show called “Build Me A Song” where I invite some folks up from the audience to help us build a song. It’s always a hoot and on this particular night in Austin I had a young man, Kenny Finkelstine come [...]
Hey folks, We were thrilled and honored to have Eric Johnson visit our show in Austin. He came up and jammed during the show. It was so wonderful to feel Eric’s beautiful energy on the stage again. Just hearing one note from his inspired fingers warms the heart. Thank you my friend. s
Hey Folks, Meet the new addition to the Vai family. This tree was gifted to me by a donation made by my dear friend in Romania, Anca Lupes. See her letter below about it. I picture its roots wrapped in a little diaper, Weird ay? s Hi Steve, Please meet your tree: As you [...]
Hey Folks, One of my favorite artists in the world, Devin Townsend, has released an absolutely off-the-hook epic concert DVD masterpiece , “The Retinal Circus”. The packaging alone is monumental. I was guest narrator on a video screen through the performance. What Devin accomplished here is truly mind blowing. Check it out: http://www.omerch.eu/shop/devintownsend/products.php?cat=2288 S [...]
I would have to say that the concert in Mallorca Spain was one of the highlights of the tour. That island has such a pulsing life to it. Where I played is a school, Es Gremi: Centre Musical and they named a street after me. It has no speed limit, ha!
Hey folks. Well, we finally made it to Shanghai, China. My first time to visit this amazing city. I have more photos of some past gigs and future to come but need to find time to sort. We are having a ball! s Click for larger version:
Hey folks, I just finished up the Evo Orchestra run and will shortly be writing a recap. When I set out on “The Story of Light ” Tour, my goal was to play over 200 shows around the world in support of this record. Well the first 98 shows were so stellar and the reviews [...]
“The Still Small Voice” Hey Folks, The 70 piece North Netherland Orchestra (NNO) performances in Holland on May 24th and 25th 2013 were marvelous for me. We premiered a new composition I wrote called “The Still Small Voice”. The whole concept for this piece came to me in a flash. The idea was [...]
Pia Hitching a ride to Turin
Click the picture above for a larger version!. Signing the hotel guest book. On the previous page of the hotel guest book is the signature of the Dali Lama.
Hey Folks, Catching up with the Toto guys in Milan. We watched their entire show. I don’t think I ever heard a band sound this good live. They played in a giant outdoor arena and it was one of those magic nights where the air was alive and electric with sound and people’s vibe. This [...]
And here we are with a few friends after the show in Madrid. The orchestra has totally come together and are playing this music fiercely. They have been living with and playing the music for over two weeks and are more confident than ever. It’s scary how powerful they sound on this music. Only one [...]