Eric Clapton Crossroads 2013
Eric Clapton’s live show in aid of his Crossroads charity has become a significant event on the guitar calendar since 2004. Held every three years, the revenues from the concert and subsequent DVD release go to benefit the facility EC set up on Antigua in 1998 to aid those stricken with substance addiction. The 2013 concert was held over two nights last April at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden and features a host of guitarists strutting their funky, bluesy stuff for Eric’s splendid cause. Coming in at just under five hours in length, the line-up on this double DVD package includes Steve Cropper, Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, The Allman Brothers, BB King and many more - and the highlights are too many to mention! From its opening version of Eric’s poignant Tears In Heaven to the how-many-guitarists-does-ittake-to-change-a-lightbulb ensemble finale, the whole concert is a veritable pot pourri of fine guitar playing from the best of the best. If we absolutely had to pick a favourite moment it would be Jeff Beck’s duet with vocalist Beth Hart on Going Down. Stunning stuff!