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Clapton Concert Details: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa

Published // 27.Sep.06

Eric Clapton and his band rocked the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Tuesday evening, 26 September 2006. As with previous shows, the set list was made up of songs from Clapton's back catalog like "After Midnight," "Layla" "Motherless Children", and "Everybody Oughta Make A Change" along with more recent material.

Blistering guitar work from Eric, Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks thrilled concert-goers particularly on "I Shot The Sheriff". A short, sit-down acoustic set featured the title track to EC's most recent CD, "Back Home", "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" and "I Am Yours."

Band members Steve Jordan (drums), Willie Weeks (bass), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Tim Carmon (keyboards), Michelle John (backing vocals) and Sharon White (backing vocals) also deserve kudos according to those in attendance. This band keeps getting hotter!

Ottawa Set List:

Pretending
I Shot The Sheriff
Got To Get Better In A Little While
Old Love (with Robert Cray)
Everybody Oughta Make A Change
Motherless Children
Back Home
I Am Yours
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Running On Faith
After Midnight
Little Queen Of Spades
Further On Up The Road
Wonderful Tonight
Layla
Cocaine
Crossroads (encore with Robert Cray)

Some quotes from concert-goers:

The only word to describe this show is "phenomenal". - John Cosgrove

The set list was perfect, giving everyone a taste of his long and illustrious career. Eric once again proved that he is the master of his craft and is still on top of his game. - Steven Jones

Eric Clapton is showing Ottawa and the world he is "the man". The choices of songs tell a story of a happy soul.  - David Gourlay

For detailed reviews from this and all shows on Clapton's current world tour, check out the Tour Section of whereseric.com.