Some have tried playing the guitar with their teeth, behind their back, with their feet, etc. And then there was the inventive guitarist who, many decades ago, decided to slip a bottle over his finger and slide it along his guitar's strings (He probably emptied the bottle himself, if you know what I mean).
Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival took place this past Friday and Saturday night at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Besides Clapton, this year's lineup included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Jimmie Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray and Vince Gill.
Tedeschi Trucks Band will release their first live album, Everybody's Talkin', on May 22. The double CD, which was recorded in October during the band's Revelator World Tour, was produced by Derek Trucks, mixed by Jim Scott and engineered by Bobby Tis. It features a mix of originals and covers of rock, R&B and gospel classics.
The Foo Fighters cleaned up at the 54th Grammy Awards last night, snagging five Grammys -- but missing out on Album of the Year. That award went to British soul singer Adele, who won six Grammys, including Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You.”