Grammy Award For Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale
Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Vocal or Instrumental) for "The Road To Escondido" at the 50th Annual Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles on 10 February.
Other nominies in the category were "Into The Blues" - Joan Armatrading, "Is It News" - Doyle Bramhall, "Truth" - Robben Ford and "The Scene Of The Crime" - Bettye LaVette.
"The Road To Escondido" was released on 7 November 2006 by Reprise / WEA.
Eric Clapton has been recognized at the Grammy Award Ceremony a total of 19 times. Eighteen are Grammy Awards for recorded works plus a Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering work with the band, Cream.
This was J.J. Cale's first Grammy Award.
The ceremony aired live in the U.S. by CBS Television (8P-11:30P ET / PT). Eric's and J.J.'s award was not televised, but announced prior to the broadcast.
ALBUM TRACK LISTING "The Road To Escondido"
02. Heads in Georgia
03. Missing Person
04. When This War Is Over
05. Sporting Life Blues
06. Dead End Road
07. It's Easy
08. Hard To Thrill
09. Anyway The Wind Blows
10. Three Little Girls
11. Don't Cry Sister
12. Last Will and Testament
13. Who Am I Telling You
14. Ride The River
Vocals and Guitars
Abraham Laboriel Junior
Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer Piano & Rhodes
Acoustic Piano, Wurlitzer Piano & Rhodes
Doyle Bramhall II
Accoustic Guitar & Background Vocals