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Crossroads Guitar Festival - Night 1

Published // 13.Apr.13

What a night at Madison Square Garden! Here's a quick summary of what went down on Night 1 of Eric Clapton's 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival. The show kicked off promptly at 7:30 with Eric's acoustic set where he was joined by long-time friend and former band-member, Andy Fairweather Low, and Vince Gill. The highlight? An emotional version of "Tears In Heaven". They were followed by an incredible set from Stax legends Booker T and Steve Cropper. They were joined by Blake Mills, Keb Mo, Albert Lee and Matt "Guitar Murphy". The first festival "moment"? Doyle Bramhall II's "Green Light Girl", which featured Sharon White and Michelle John and backing vocals. Other moments were Gary Clark Junior's solo set performed "one-man band" style; and a jaw-dropping cover of The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down" by John Mayer and Keith Urban. Following a stellar set from Buddy Guy, who was joined by Robert Randolph and the uber-talented 14-year old Quinn Sullivan, the Allman Brothers wrapped things up. In their set they were joined by guest stars Taj Mahal, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rojas and Eric Clapton. Their set featured a few "moments" including "Whipping Post" and  Eric joining them for "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad".

The show, hosted by actor / comedian / bluesman Dan Akroyd, ended shortly after 12:30AM. 

The Where's Eric! Team needs all of you who were present in the Garden to help build an accurate gig archive with set lists and all musicians who performed on stage, the guitars / amps used by them as well as a photo gallery. We'll be creating a permanent fan archive about the festival on whereseric.com. Email your review of one performer, your favorite performers, your favorite moment or the entire festival. Share your best photos, details about the set lists, band lineups, and the guitars, amps and equipment you spot on stage to info@whereseric.com. Everyone’s perspective is welcome! Thousands of music fans from all over the world will visit whereseric.com to find out what songs were played, who stepped on stage with who and read what those who were there had to say about it. Here's how to participate:

Email these details to info@whereseric.com:
- Your review (one performer, your favorites or the whole festival)
- Set list information for any or all performers
- Band lineups for any or all performers
- Guitars, amps and equipment used by EC and others
- Photographs welcome!
- Include your name and city

Be sure to send links to your best You Tube videos too!

All reviews and set lists submitted will be hosted permanently in the Eric Clapton Tour Archive on whereseric.com. Check it out by clicking on the "Tour Dates" button above. Once we have everyone's reviews, set lists and photos, we'll be posting a detailed recap of the entire festival week, including some of the best You Tube videos posted by you, EC's biggest fans. So, be sure to check in with us in the coming days.

Crossroads Guitar Festival - April 12, 2013 - Run of Show

Eric Clapton Acoustic Set with Andy Fairweather Low & Vince Gill

Booker T and Steve Cropper with Blake Mills, Keb Mo, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Albert Lee

Robert Cray Band with BB King, Eric Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan and Gary Clark Jr.

Sonny Landreth

Doyle Bramhall II with Citizen Cope and Gary Clark Jr. 

Ernie Ball Guitar Center Performer

Earl Klugh

Kurt Rosenwinkel with Allan Holdsworth and Eric Clapton

Gary Clark Jr

John Mayer with Keith Urban

Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan and Robert Randolph

Keb Mo and Dan Akroyd (Tribute to Muddy Waters)

The Allman Brothers Band with Taj Mahal, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rojas, and Eric Clapton

SEE YOU AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TONIGHT FOR NIGHT 2 OF ERIC CLAPTON'S 2013 CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL!

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