Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

April 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

Music, Time, and Love Heals All Wounds.

Music Heals All Wounds (Guitar Legends),  Time Heals All Wounds (10 hours of Guitar Music over 2 nights), and Love Heals All Wounds (Eric Clapton’s Charity, “Crossroads Center”).

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Eric Clapton’s fourth “Crossroads Guitar Festival” is a charity concert which brings some of the world’s most legendary guitarists and musicians together over the course of  2 nights, 10 hours, and one stage.  Since its inception, Clapton’s vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival has been to create an event where his friends and contemporaries can have fun and perform together for the benefit of a good cause. All proceeds from the Festival benefit “Crossroads Center”,  an international treatment center, located on the Caribbean island of Antigua, that helps those with chemical dependency. It was founded by Eric Clapton, who has also battled and overcome alcoholism in his own life.

So if you like the sounds of Booker T. and the M.G.’s, “Green Onions”,   and “Born Under a Bad Sign”,  B.B. King’s, “Let the Good Times Roll”,  Keith Urban and John Mayer singing “The Beatles” classic,  “Don’t Let Me Down”, underrated legend -in-the making, Doyle Bramhall II’s,  “Green Light Girl”, Buddy Guy’s, “Don’t Let That Doorknob Hit You”,  Dan Aykroyd and Keb Mo paying tribute to Muddy Waters’ what would-have been 100th birthday this past April 4, 2013, Eric Clapton singing “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?”, and The Allman Brothers Band and Taj Mahal singing “Statesboro Blues” and “Whipping Post”, then check out this event. More music greats again at MSG 4/13.

Friday, April 12

7:30-Eric Clapton Acoustic Set with Andy Fairweather-Low, Vince Gill

“Tears in Heaven”,  “Lay Down Sally”, “Wonderful Tonight”

8:00-Booker T and Band with Steve Cropper, Blake Mills, Keb Mo, Matt Murphy, Albert Lee

8:30- Robert Cray and Band with Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark, Jr, Eric Clapton, and BB King

8:50- Sonny Landreth solo

9:00- Doyle Bramhall, Citizen Cope, and Gary Clark, Jr.

9:20 – Ernie Ball

9:27-Earl Klugh

9:40-Kurt Rosenwinkel with Allan Holdsworth, Eric Clapton

10:00-Gary Clark, Jr solo

10:15- John Mayer and Band with Keith Urban

10:40-Buddy Guy and Band with Robert Randolph, Quinn Sullivan

11:30-Allman Brothers with Taj Mahal, David Hidalgo, and Eric Clapton

12:30-  End

Saturday Night, April 13

Keith Richards, “Sweet Little Rock N’ Roller”

Article by Sharon Abella

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