Slowhand Visits Derek Trucks' Hometown: Jacksonville Concert Details
Eric Clapton's 2006 / 2007 World Tour stopped in Jacksonville, Florida on 21 October 2006 - the hometown of band member Derek Trucks. Since 1994, Trucks has fronted his own band, the Derek Trucks Band. In 1999, he signed on as a full-time member of the Allman Brothers Band. His uncle, Butch Trucks, is that band's drummer and one of the founding members. Derek will continue to tour with Eric throughout this world tour.
The Jacksonville concert was second of three concerts in the state. Seventeen songs were presented at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Fans in attendance reported an amazing show, with Eric and his two guitarists (Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II) trading leads throughout the evening. Solos by Tim Carmon, Chris Stainton and Willie Weeks were also acknowledged by the crowd with loud applause.
The setlist featured numbers from Eric's extensive back catalog including "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Motherless Children" from "461 Ocean Boulevard" (1974), "Pretending" and "Running On Faith" from 1989's "Journeyman" as well as "After Midnight" from his self-titled 1970 debut. "Key To The Highway" and "San Francisco Bay Blues" have remained in the sit down portion of the set.
The Robert Cray Band opened.
Jacksonville Set List:
I Shot The Sheriff
Got To Get Better In A Little While
Old Love (with Robert Cray)
Key to The Highway
San Francisco Bay Blues
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Running On Faith
Little Queen Of Spades
Further On Up The Road
Crossroads (encore with Robert Cray)