Saturday, February 20, 2010

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival

I'm heading down that rock and roll highway one more time. I just scored tickets for the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival to be held in Chicago on June 26th, 2010. I am estatic!

Here's a news release with some details.

Eric Clapton has revealed both the plans and the players for his third Crossroads Guitar Festival. The single-day event will return to Toyota Park in Chicago on June 26. Not surprisingly, it boasts a lineup loaded with real-life guitar heroes including BB King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, Robert Randolph and Sheryl Crow. we really need to say that Clapton will headline? Duh.

"I do it because I want to hear these players," Clapton told Rolling Stone. "It comes from the heart of a musician. It's not a business deal and there is an enlightenment in that." True. And the event benefits the Crossroads Centre, an addiction-treatment facility that Clapton founded, therefore, we'll even forgive the big corporate sponsorship that has kinda taken over the official website.

In addition to guitar rockers like ZZ Top and the Allman Brothers, Clapton personally assembled a lineup that highlights many different shades of the guitar, not just shredders. Better brush up on your air guitar moves if you plan on attending -- you'll have an entire day to bust them out.

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