Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Midweek Musical Muse VIII - Messrs. Cool and Slowhand

The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again in 2007 and 2010. The festivals benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric Clapton, a drug treatment center located in Antigua. The concerts are also intended to be a showcase for a variety of guitarists. All were hand-picked by Eric Clapton himself. The 2004 concert included guitar greats like Pat Metheny, Carlos Santana, John Mayer, Robert Cray, BB King, Steve Vai, ZZ Top, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Vaughn, and Bo Diddley, and many more.

The 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival was held at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois on July 28, 2007. 28,000 tickets were sold out 22 minutes. Artists included Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth, John McLaughlin, Vince Gill, John Mayer and many more.

The 2010 Crossroads festival was again held at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois on June 26, 2010. Artists included Clapton, ZZ Top, BB King, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, and many more.

Here is the original Mr. Cool, JJ Cale with “Slow Hand” Clapton.

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