Crossroads Guitar Festival - Night 2
What a night! Crossroads Guitar Festival Night 2 had The Garden rocking again for another 5+ hour concert. Kicking off right on time at 7:30pm, it was set after set of incredible performances. Derek Trucks was the "guest of the night", turning in incredible performances with Sonny Landreth and Blake Mills, along with a rare acoustic set with his bandmates Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes ("The Needle And The Damage Done" was definitely a festival moment). Doyle Bramhall teamed up with John Mayer for an acoustic set, as did Keb Mo and Taj Mahal, who broke out the dobros, and a very rare acoustic set from blues legend Buddy Guy. But, the electric guitar was definitely king. There were extremely powerful sets from Jimmie Vaughan, Vince Gill with Keith Urban, Los Lobos (EC joined them on stage for a song), Gary Clark Jr. and Jeff Beck. But, the night belonged to the host of the festival, Eric Clapton. Eric's headlining set kicked off with a series of guests, including the night's biggest surprise - Keith Richards. Their songs - including "Key To The Highway" and "Sweet Little Rock 'n Roller" - had The Garden's audience up on their feet. Guest Andy Fairweather Low broke out "Gin House" which brought down the house thanks to Andy's outstanding vocals and EC's solo. Robbie Robertson then joined EC & Company for a few numbers. His set included a touching "I Shall Be Released". Then, it was all Eric for the rest of the night: "Got To Get Better In A LIttle While," "Crossroads," "Little Queen Of Spades" and "Sunshine Of Your Love." EC and his band wrapped up the festival with "High Time We Went" joined by many of the guitarists who performed over the two nights.
The WE! Team (and the entire audience!) couldn't help noticing that EC was having an absolute blast both nights. As has become Crossroads tradition, EC said from the time the festival was announced that it would definitely be the last one. And, as usual, EC changed his mind telling the Saturday Night audience "see you in three years!" with a huge ear to ear grin.
The Where's Eric! Team will be presenting a much more detailed recap along with a photo gallery soon, so keep your eye out for that. Apologies for the delay in reporting - the WE! Team had to run to the airports early Sunday to head home to their various destinations worldwide. But, more importantly, we need to hear from YOU! We want fans to participate and tell the story of CGF 2013 with their words, photos and videos.
Help us 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 for both nights of CGF2013. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 favorite 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.
Run of Show - Saturday, April 13
Dan Akroyd & Eric Clapton - Welcome
Sonny Landreth with Derek Trucks
Doyle Bramhall II with John Mayer
Jimmie Vaughan with Dave Biller
Blake Mills with Derek Trucks
Los Lobos with Susan Tedeschi, Robert Cray and Eric Clapton
Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks and Gregg Allman
Vince Gill with Keith Urban and Albert Lee
Keb Mo and Taj Mahal
Gary Clark Jr.
Jeff Beck with Beth Hart
Eric Clapton & His Band