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Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

15 February 2010 Leave a comment

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar FestivalDetails of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival for 2010 have been announced.

The day-long festival will take part on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 in Toyota Park, Chicago.

Clapton claims that it’s a selfish thing – gathering so many musicians he admires together to hear them play – but the festival’s proceeds are to be donated to Clapton’s Crossroads Centre.  The centre, located on the island of Antigua provides addiction treatment programmes.

Selfish or not, there’s no doubt that Clapton has managed to gather an astonishingly brilliant selection of musicians to play their own sets, and most likely get together for some extended jamming, on one stage.

The line-up that has been confirmed so far includes:

Clapton Crossroads Festival 2010

  • Albert Lee
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • BB King
  • Bert Jansch
  • Buddy Guy
  • David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos
  • Doyle Bramhall II
  • Earl Klugh
  • Eric Clapton (well, duh!)
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Hubert Sumlin
  • James Burton
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • Joao Gilberto
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • John Mayer
  • Jonny Lang
  • Keb Mo
  • Pino Daniele
  • Robert Cray
  • Robert Randolph
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Sonny Landreth
  • Steve Winwood
  • Vince Gill
  • ZZ Top

That’s pretty damned impressive.  Chicago is a bit far for me so, on June 26th, I will sit at home listening to a selection of these artists while burning the actual audience members in effigy form.

Crossroads Festival.  Be there or be sad and pathetic and practicing amateur voodoo.

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Written by: Gerry Hayes
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