Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013


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Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival, which features world-class guitar players from all over the globe and has been held every three years since 2004, works as a fundraiser for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and educational center Clapton founded in 1998 to help people suffering from chemical dependency. The first three concerts were single-day outdoor events held in Dallas in 2004, and in Chicago in 2007 and 2010, with the fourth, the concert represented by this two-disc set, moving indoors to Madison Square Garden in New York and expanding to two nights in 2013. Both shows were filmed and recorded for DVD and CD release. Clapton, who might be the most modest and unassuming star guitarist of his considerably talented generation, opens and closes these shows, and in between is a steady parade of the planet's best guitar players, often in interesting combinations. This set collects some of the key performances from the two-night event, and among the highlights of these are Clapton and Vince Gill's bright, shuffling version of "Lay Down Sally," John Mayer and Keith Urban putting together a surprisingly moving rendition of the Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down," Gill and Albert Lee's take on Rodney Crowell's "I Ain't Living Long Like This," and Keb' Mo' and Taj Mahal's intimate acoustic version of Sleepy John Estes' "Diving Duck Blues," but all of the tracks here feature striking and spirited guitar work with star players like Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, Robert Cray, Steve Cropper, Earl Klugh, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark, Jr., Jimmie Vaughan, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Robert Randolph, among even others, lending a hand and a whole lot of great licks.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2013
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227961701
catalogNumber: 537929
Rank: 164452

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Technical Credits

Robert Cray   Composer
Buddy Guy   Composer
Rodney Crowell   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
Jack Bruce   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Lloyd Price   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Earl Klugh   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Marcy Levy   Composer
Sonny Landreth   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer,Producer
Fletcher Henderson   Composer
Clarence Greenwood   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Seán Ó Riada   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Cesar Rosas   Composer
Kurt Rosenwinkel   Composer
Lewis Steinberg   Composer
George Terry   Composer
Bobby Whitlock   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
William Lee Conley Broonzy   Composer
David May   Producer
Doyle Bramhall   Composer
Mel Melton   Composer
Charles Segar   Composer
Henry Troy   Composer
John Mayer   Composer
John Beug   Executive Producer
Scooter Weintraub   Producer
Gary Clark   Composer
Michael Eaton   Executive Producer
John Adam Estes   Composer
Louis Perez   Composer
Peter Ronald Brown   Composer
Robert Kim Payne   Composer
Dave Raonson   Composer

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