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Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 – Line-up

Written by admin on April 5, 2013 – 8:51 am -

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival will take over New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 12 and 13.

Rolling Stone reports that Clapton will open the festival with an acoustic set, ahead of his headlining performance the following night. He will also take to the stage to jam with special guest on the opening night, including the Allman Brothers Band.

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Eric Clapton announces 2013 tour and fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival

Written by admin on November 20, 2012 – 1:30 pm -

Eric Clapton has announced a major tour for 2013, which will include a two-day Crossroads Guitar Festival at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Clapton’s 12-city US tour opens on March 14 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ. He will be joined on the tour by long-time backing musicians Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (piano and keyboards), and Willie Weeks (bass); and newcomers Paul Carrack (organ and keyboards) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Michelle John and Sharon White will return as backing vocalists.

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Lifetime Achievement Grammys for Diana Ross, the Allman Brothers and Glen Campbell

Written by admin on December 28, 2011 – 1:25 pm -

Grammy Special Merit Awards Diana Ross, Glen Campbell, the Allman Brothers, George Jones, The Memphis Horns, Gil Scott-Heron, and Antonio Carlos Jobim will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards during Grammy Week 2012.

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Gregg Allman – “Low Country Blues”

Written by admin on November 3, 2010 – 8:17 pm -

Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band will pay tribute to his blues roots with the release of “Low Country Blues” in January. This will be Allman’s first solo studio album since 1997’s “Searching for Simplicity.” Read more »


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Three rock ‘n’ roll birthdays

Written by admin on May 11, 2010 – 6:17 pm -

There are three birthdays today for members of some classic bands.

Eric Burdon of The Animals is 69 today, Les Chadwick of Gerry and the Pacemakers is 67 and Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band is 63.

Here’s three songs to celebrate.

The Animals – “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” (1965)

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