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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 09:43 AM
Courtesy of Elloitt on the listserv

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/02/10/eric-clapton-ann ounces-2010-crossroads-guitar-festival-jeff-beck-b-b-king-john-mayer-more/


Eric Clapton Announces 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival: Jeff Beck, B.B. King, John Mayer, More

2/10/10, 9:00 am EST

Photo: Flanigan/FilmMagic

“I do it because I want to hear these players,” Eric Clapton says, during an exclusive interview announcing his third Crossroads Guitar Festival. The all-day stars-of-guitar show will be held on June 26th at Toyota Park in Chicago; tickets go on sale February 20th. Like his 2004 and 2007 Crossroads concerts and the best-selling DVDs from those festivals, this year’s event benefits the Crossroads Centre, the addiction-treatment facility founded by Clapton on the Caribbean island of Antigua in the early Nineties. “But it’s a selfish thing,” he admits delightedly. “I can go to one place and hear all of my favorite musicians in one day.”

Look back at Crossroads 2007 in photos: Clapton, Buddy Guy, John Mayer and more.

Nearly 30 of those favorites are confirmed for the June 26th show, which will feature Clapton in a headlining set with his own band and, if previous festivals are any indication, jamming with many of his guests as well. Returning veterans of the first two Crossroads shows include Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, B.B. King, the great Rick Nelson and Elvis Presley sideman James Burton, Jimmie Vaughan, Sheryl Crow, Los Lobos, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, gospel-steel phenomenon Robert Randolph and one of Clapton’s personal heroes, Louisiana slide-guitar ace Sonny Landreth. “He’s a giant to me — his thing is so perfect,” Clapton says of Landreth. “When we send the invites, he’s the first guy that always comes back, the next day: ‘I’m in, what do you want me to do? I’ll open the show.’ Absolutely no bones with that guy.”

Among the artists making their Crossroads debuts this year are the Allman Brothers Band, British folk-guitar master Bert Jansch, singer-guitarist Keb’ Mo’ and Brazilian bossa nova legend Joao Gilberto. “I wanted to open it up a little,” Clapton says of the bill, “so it’s not so much about virtuosity as roots.” Clapton is especially excited by the booking of the reclusive Gilberto, who rarely performs abroad. “The whole thing was an excuse for getting him out of Brazil,” Clapton confesses with a laugh. But, he adds, “a festival about guitar doesn’t have to be all heavy metal or all rock. It would probably surprise a lot of people who don’t play that someone like me or Derek Trucks [of the Allmans] can admire and enjoy someone like Gilberto.”

[Edited on 2/10/2010 by absnj]

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:04 AM
ABB!

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:05 AM
amazing lineup...when's the dvd coming out?
 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:07 AM
Awesome!

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:10 AM
Warren has a show in Spain on the 24th and all the way back to Chicago on the 26th. Wow, the Iron Man of Rock.

Thu 6.24 Azkena Rock Festival Vittoria, Spain

http://www.azkenarockfestival.com/arf/2010/

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:13 AM
There's a lot in common with the 2009 Beacon guest list.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:19 AM
Thanks for the info, Alan! I'm thinking of being there.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:20 AM
Man, EC is gonna sit in with the ABB again. Maybe we'll get a DVD of THAT.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:22 AM
Thanks for the head's up Alan!

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:23 AM
I figured this would happen since the Beacon shows went off so fabulous. Will they do the D&D stuff togehter again or will slowhand sit in on Dreams, IMOER or perhaps another stunning Stormy Monday?

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:30 AM
I'd love to see Gov't Mule added....It'd be great exposure for them.
 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:38 AM
I'm there! Great line-up.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 10:57 AM
Man, you folks are fast. I thought I'd break some news today but
was too slow. I think I NEED to go to this show. Never been to
Chicago and I'm a big blues fan. What a line up!

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 11:07 AM
It would be worth going to just for Jimmie Vaughan and an ice cold Old Style.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 11:18 AM
Nice....

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:13 PM
Looks like a road trip!


I need to renew my EC club membership.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:29 PM
I wonder if Derek will get some time onstage other than with the ABB - with Clapton's band, perhaps, or with Joao Gilberto, or a head-to-head with Sonny Landreth, or...
 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:29 PM
Man, I really, really needed some good news this morning. And I knew where to go. This place can be so uplifting.

Derek playing with EC again...
Eric playing with the Brothers again.

Man, I can remember when people used to be mocked around here for dreaming things like this.

 
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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:32 PM
Looks great.
I would love to plan a trip for that....

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:42 PM
As a vet of Crossroads 2004 and Crossroads 2007, I can tell you that this is a day of music not to be missed. This year's line-up might indicate that this is potentially the best of the three. If this were the last show I ever went to, I would die a happy man!
 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:49 PM
The 2007 festival was webcast live on MSN. Hopefully this one will be as well. & we of course know that it will come out on DVD!! I think it'd be cool for the show to end like this: Clapton plays, then The Allmans play, then they come together & do the Layla album in its entirety together!! That'd be awesome!!
 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:50 PM
I'm there. No question. The 2007 Festival was one of the best moments of my life.

This made my day!

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:51 PM
Also confirmed: Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Albert Lee and Joe Bonamassa.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:52 PM
Just went from six to midnight.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2010 at 12:58 PM
Ha, if I were EC, I'd invite Richard....that would be rich if he didn't tell anybody. What is burning a few bridges for a legendary moment?

 

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