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Be Sure to Watch! 'Great Performances Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3'

Posted on 03 Jun 2011


In June 2010, Eric Clapton gathered a veritable Who’s Who of the world’s most talented guitar players at the third Crossroads Guitar Festival, an 11-hour celebration of the six-string that attracted a sold-out crowd of more than 27,000 music fans to Chicago’s Toyota Park.  All profits from this daylong display of guitar virtuosity benefited The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility Clapton founded to help people suffering from chemical dependency.

Clapton notes, “The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” and adding “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”  

Actor-comedian Bill Murray—host of the second Crossroads Festival in 2007—returns as MC, and supplies the festival’s nonmusical highlights with his inimitable style. The 2010 edition features blues-infused performances by Sonny Landreth, Gary Clark, Jr., Keb’ Mo’ and Buddy Guy.  The rock contingent is also well represented by ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, the John Mayer Trio, Doyle Bramhall II, the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Warren Haynes and Steve Winwood, who teamed with Clapton for several performances including a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child.”

Other artists making appearances include: Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Wood, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Pino Daniele, and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas.

Be Sure to Watch! 'Great Performances Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3' Tuesday, June 7 at 9 p.m.

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