Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival kicks off tonight at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The two-night festival, which continues Saturday night, is the culmination of Clapton's Old Sock US tour, which kicked off March 14. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent people. The Festival is presented by Chase.
For most of the past five decades, British guitarist Eric Clapton has been at the forefront of blues/rock guitar playing. Though he has incorporated many different stylistic elements into his music during his long and very successful career, Clapton’s legacy was forged long ago on his brilliance as a virtuoso soloist, and he will long be remembered as one of the most important and influential guitarists ever.
Forty-eight years ago today — March 13, 1965 — guitarist Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds. It's one of the best things that ever happened — period. Clapton, a self-declared blues purist, thought the band — which included vocalist Keith Relf, guitarist Chris Dreja, bassist Paul Samwell-Smith and drummer Jim McCarty — was getting too commercial.
Fender pays tribute to Eric Clapton’s “Brownie” Fender Stratocaster with the release of its Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton “Brownie” Tribute Stratocaster. It will be available exclusively through Guitar Center on March 21 as part of the Guitar Center Eric Clapton Crossroads Collection. The original Brownie is most famous for its use on seminal 1970 Derek and the Dominos recording Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.
Guitar Center, in partnership with Eric Clapton and C.F. Martin Guitars, has commissioned a limited edition of two of the finest and most desirable Martin instruments ever made — hand crafted to Eric Clapton’s personal specification by the C.F. Martin Custom Shop. Based on the legendary 14 fret 000-45 body style first introduced in 1934, these exquisite guitars are uniquely appointed with “Crossroads” pearl inlays and bear the personal, hand-written signatures of Clapton and Chris Martin on the Certificate Of
Authenticity and sound hole label.
Gibson has introduced the George Harrison-Eric Clapton "Lucy" Les Paul. The guitar is part of Guitar Center's Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection. The limited-edition collection features five Clapton tribute, replica and signature guitars, all of which will be available in North America exclusively at Guitar Center stores and at GuitarCenter.com starting March 21.
Guitar Center introduced the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection Tuesday morning at its 14th Street location in New York City. The limited-edition collection features five Clapton tribute, replica and signature guitars, all of which will be available in North America exclusively at Guitar Center stores and at GuitarCenter.com starting March 21.
Music from last week's 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief in New York City is now available on iTunes. A physical CD will be released in January via Columbia Records. The album features select performances from the epic December 12 concert, which took place at Madison Square Garden. Some of the stand-out songs include Eric Clapton playing the Derek and the Dominos track "Got To Be Better In a Little While" and Cream's "Crossroads."