Upfront I am a Robin Trower fan. Not fanatic. I do not own all of his work, but I do have 5 or albums of various incarnations of his bands. I have never not liked Trower. He did not have to grow on me. I heard stuff on classic rock radio in the late 1980s, then bought Bridge of Sighs about 1990, and learned most of it that year. But here's my question Trower gets dismissed by many for being overly/overtly Hendrixesque. I get that. But it's just different enough, and somewhat more dreamy, so it fits a different niche for me personally. Here's the question: Is it possible that Robin Trower just evolved mostly independent of Hendrix, though at the same time? Sure, he's influenced by Jimi, but he was doing his own thing prior to that. He's certainly not the songwriter that Hendrix was. And he's not the showman that Hendrix was. And I don't thing that he's got the variety of chops that Hendrix had... a lot of his work resembles itself. But the soul is there.