Crossroads Guitar Festival

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Crossroads Guitar Festival
CrossroadsGuitarFestival2007.jpg
Eric Clapton and Bill Murray kicking off the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007
Genre Blues, country, Rock, bluegrass
Dates Summer
Location(s) 1999: New York
2004: Dallas, Texas
2007, 2010: Bridgeview, Illinois
2013: New York, NY
Years active 1999, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013
Founded by Eric Clapton
Website
Official website

The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a music festival and benefit concert first held on 30 June 1999 in Madison Square Gardens, New York and again in 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013. The festivals benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric Clapton, a drug treatment center located in Antigua. The concerts are also intended to be a showcase for a variety of guitarists. All were hand-picked by Eric Clapton himself, who addressed the 2007 audience, saying that each were some of the very best, and those who had earned his respect.

The most recent festival was held on April 12–13, 2013, at Madison Square Garden [1]

1999 festival[edit]

The first Crossroads Benefit concert was held at Madison Square Gardens New York on 30 June 1999.

Performers[edit]

Some performers at the 1999 Concert were David Sanborn, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan and Mary J Blige. Backup musicians included Nathan East (bass), Steve Gadd (drums) Andy Fairweather Low (guitars), Tim Carmon (keyboards) and Dave Delhomme (keyboards). Back-up vocals by Tessa Miles & Katie Kissoon

2004 festival[edit]

Held at Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas, Texas, from June 4, 2004, to June 6, 2004. A two-disc DVD containing 250 minutes of footage of the 2004 concert was released in the same year.

Performers[edit]

Some performers at the Crossroads Guitar Festival such as Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny, Neal Schon, and Styx were not included on the DVD.

DVD track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Cocaine" (Eric Clapton)
  2. "Love in Vain Blues" (Robert Lockwood, Jr.)
  3. "Killing Floor" (Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin & Jimmie Vaughan)
  4. "Sweet Home Chicago" (Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin & Jimmie Vaughan)
  5. "Six Strings Down" (Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph & Jimmie Vaughan)
  6. "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (Dan Tyminski with Ron Block)
  7. "Steamroller" (James Taylor with Joe Walsh)
  8. "Oklahoma Borderline" (Vince Gill with Jerry Douglas)
  9. "After Midnight" (J. J. Cale with Eric Clapton)
  10. "Rock Me Baby" (Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, B. B. King & Jimmie Vaughan)
  11. "Funk 49" (Joe Walsh)
  12. "The March" (Robert Randolph and the Family Band)
  13. "Road to Nash Vegas" (Dan Tyminski with Ron Block)
  14. "Copperline" (James Taylor with Jerry Douglas)
  15. "What the Cowgirls Do" (Vince Gill with Jerry Douglas)
  16. "Call Me the Breeze" (J. J. Cale with Eric Clapton)
  17. "Green Light Girl" (Doyle Bramhall II)
  18. "Jingo" (Carlos Santana with Eric Clapton)
  19. "City Love" (John Mayer)
  20. "Your Body is a Wonderland" (John Mayer)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Rag Bihag" (Vishwa Mohan Bhatt)
  2. "Tones for Elvin Jones" (John McLaughlin)
  3. "Josie" (Larry Carlton)
  4. "Goin' Down Slow" (David Honeyboy Edwards)
  5. "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day" (Eric Clapton)
  6. "Time Makes Two" (Robert Cray)
  7. "Give Me Up Again" (Jonny Lang)
  8. "Neighborhood" (David Hidalgo)
  9. "I'm The Hell Outta Here" (Steve Vai)
  10. "Desert Rose" (Eric Johnson)
  11. "Rocky Mountain Way" (Joe Walsh)
  12. "I Shot the Sheriff" (Eric Clapton)
  13. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Blues in C)" (Eric Clapton)
  14. "La Grange" (ZZ Top)
  15. "Tush" (ZZ Top)

"Layla" appears as a bonus hidden track: On Disc 2, access the "Extras" option. Once there, press your Left button so that nothing becomes highlighted with the menu. Now press your Enter button. This reveals the non-listed song "Layla".

2007 festival[edit]

The 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival was held at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois on July 28, 2007. Tickets were estimated as sold out for the 28,000 capacity park in 22 minutes. A DVD of the concert was released on November 20, 2007.

Performers[edit]

Eric Clapton would join and play with various performers, and there were many other one-off collaborations that took place during the show. In order of appearance, the performers on the main stage were:

^ - artists who also performed at the 2004 festival. Names in bold were given star billing in advertisements.

On the second stage at the Festival Village, performers included:

DVD track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. Introduction (Bill Murray)
  2. Uberesso (Sonny Landreth)
  3. Hell at Home (Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton)
  4. Maharina (John McLaughlin)
  5. Rosie (Doyle Bramhall II)
  6. Outside Woman Blues (Doyle Bramhall II)
  7. Little by Little (Susan Tedeschi with The Derek Trucks Band)
  8. Anyday (The Derek Trucks Band)
  9. Highway 61 Revisited (Johnny Winter with The Derek Trucks Band)
  10. Nobodysoul (Robert Randolph & The Family Band)
  11. Poor Johnny (The Robert Cray Band)
  12. Dirty Work at the Crossroads (Jimmie Vaughan with The Robert Cray Band)
  13. Sitting on Top of the World (Hubert Sumlin with The Robert Cray Band & Jimmie Vaughan)
  14. Paying the Cost to Be the Boss (B.B. King with The Robert Cray Band with Jimmie Vaughan & Hubert Sumlin)
  15. Rock Me Baby (B.B. King with The Robert Cray Band with Jimmie Vaughan & Hubert Sumlin)
  16. Sweet Thing (Vince Gill)
  17. Country Boy (Albert Lee with Vince Gill)
  18. If It Makes You Happy (Sheryl Crow with Vince Gill & Albert Lee)
  19. Tulsa Time (Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Vince Gill & Albert Lee)
  20. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (Willie Nelson with Vince Gill & Albert Lee)
  21. On the Road Again (Willie Nelson with Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill & Albert Lee)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Belief (John Mayer)
  2. Gravity (John Mayer)
  3. Don’t Worry Baby (Los Lobos)
  4. Mas y Mas (Los Lobos)
  5. Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers (Jeff Beck)
  6. Big Block (Jeff Beck)
  7. Tell the Truth (Eric Clapton feat. Derek Trucks)
  8. Little Queen of Spades (Eric Clapton feat. Derek Trucks)
  9. Isn't It a Pity (Eric Clapton)
  10. Who Do You Love? (Robbie Robertson with Eric Clapton)
  11. Presence of the Lord (Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton)
  12. Can't Find My Way Home (Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton)
  13. Had to Cry Today (Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton)
  14. Dear Mr. Fantasy (Steve Winwood)
  15. Crossroads (Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood)
  16. Mary Had a Little Lamb (Buddy Guy)
  17. Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues (Buddy Guy)
  18. Sweet Home Chicago (Buddy Guy with Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, John Mayer, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan & Johnny Winter)

Best Buy exclusive Bonus Disc 3[edit]

  1. Things Get Better
  2. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?

2010 festival[edit]

The 2010 Crossroads festival was again held at Toyota Park in greater Chicago on June 26, 2010.

Performers[edit]

In order of appearance. Artists in bold have received star billing in advertisements.[3] Comedian Bill Murray MC-ed.

^ - artists who also performed at the 2004 festival. * - artists who also performed at the 2007 festival.

DVD track-listing[edit]

[4]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Introduction" (Bill Murray with Eric Clapton)
  2. "Promise Land" (Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton)
  3. "Z Rider" (Sonny Landreth)
  4. "Traveling Shoes" (Robert Randolph and the Family Band)
  5. "Going Down" (Joe Bonamassa & Pino Daniele with Robert Randolph)
  6. "Robert Cray Introduction" (Bill Murray)
  7. "Killing Floor" (Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan & Hubert Sumlin)
  8. "Six Stings Down" (Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray & Hubert Sumlin)
  9. "ZZ Top Introduction" (Bill Murray)
  10. "Waiting For the Bus" (ZZ Top)
  11. "Jesus Just Left Chicago" (ZZ Top)
  12. "Gypsy Blood" (Doyle Bramhall II)
  13. "In My Time Of Dying" (Doyle Bramhall II)
  14. "Bright Lights" (Gary Clark Jr)
  15. "Long Road Home" (Sheryl Crow with Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Doyle Bramhall II & Gary Clark Jr)
  16. "Our Love Is Fading" (Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II & Gary Clark Jr)
  17. "Blackwaterside" (Bert Jansch)
  18. "Mississippi Blues" (Stefan Grossman with Keb Mo)
  19. "Roll ‘N’ Tumble" (Stefan Grossman with Keb Mo)
  20. "Vince Gill Introduction" (Bill Murray)
  21. "One More Last Chance" (Vince Gill, Keb Mo, James Burton, Earl Klugh, Albert Lee)
  22. "Mystery Train" (Vince Gill, James Burton, Albert Lee, Keb Mo, Earl Klugh)
  23. "Lay Down Sally" (Vince Gill, Keb Mo, Albert Lee, James Burton, Earl Klugh & Sheryl Crow)
  24. "Angelina" (Earl Klugh)
  25. "Vonetta" (Earl Klugh)
  26. "John Mayer Introduction" (Bill Murray)
  27. "Who Did You Think I Was" (John Mayer Trio)
  28. "Ain’t No Sunshine" (John Mayer Trio)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Derek Trucks Introduction" (Bill Murray)
  2. "Midnight In Harlem" (Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band)
  3. "Comin’ Home" (Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band featuring Warren Haynes)
  4. "Soulshine" (Warren Haynes)
  5. "Don’t Keep Me Wondering" (David Hidalgo and Cesar Rojas featuring Derek Trucks)
  6. "Space Captain" (Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band featuring Warren Haynes, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rojas, Chris Stainton)
  7. "Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood Introduction" (Bill Murray)
  8. "Five Long Years" (Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood)
  9. "Miss You" (Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood)
  10. "Jeff Beck Introduction" (Bill Murray)
  11. "Hammerhead" (Jeff Beck)
  12. "Nessun Dorma" (Jeff Beck)
  13. "Eric Clapton Introduction" (Bill Murray)
  14. "Crossroads" (Eric Clapton)
  15. "Hands of the Saints" (Citizen Cope & Eric Clapton)
  16. "I Shot The Sheriff" (Eric Clapton)
  17. "Shake Your Money Maker" (Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck)
  18. "Had To Cry Today" (Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood)
  19. "Voodoo Chile" (Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood)
  20. "Dear Mr. Fantasy" (Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood)
  21. "BB King Introduction" (Bill Murray)
  22. "Finale: The Thrill Is Gone" (Eric Clapton, BB King, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan and others)

2013 festival[edit]

The 2013 festival was held April 12–13 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Performers[edit]

Performers included:[1][5]

DVD track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
  2. Spider Jiving - Eric Clapton with Andy Fairweather Low
  3. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton with Andy Fairweather Low & Vince Gill
  4. Time Is Tight - Booker T. with Steve Cropper
  5. Born Under A Bad Sign - Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb Mo, Blake Mills, Matt Guitar Murphy & Albert Lee
  6. Green Onions - Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb Mo, Blake Mills, Matt Guitar Murphy & Albert Lee
  7. Great Big Old House - The Robert Cray Band
  8. Every Day I Have The Blues - The Robert Cray Band with B.B. King, Eric Clapton & Jimmie Vaughan
  9. Next Of Kindred Spirit - Sonny Landreth
  10. Cry - Doyle Bramhall II with Alice Smith
  11. Bullet And A Target - Doyle Bramhall II with Citizen Cope
  12. She's Alright - Doyle Bramhall II with Gary Clark Jr.
  13. This Time - Earl Klugh
  14. Mirabella - Earl Klugh
  15. Heavenly Bodies - Kurt Rosenwinkel
  16. Big Road Blues - Kurt Rosenwinkel with Eric Clapton
  17. Next Door Neighbor Blues - Gary Clark Jr.
  18. Queen Of California - John Mayer
  19. Don't Let Me Down - John Mayer with Keith Urban
  20. Damn Right, I've Got The Blues - Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & Quinn Sullivan
  21. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton
  22. Whipping Post - The Allman Brothers Band

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Congo Square - Sonny Landreth with Derek Trucks
  2. Change It - John Mayer with Doyle Bramhall II
  3. Ooh-Ooh-Ooh - Jimmie Vaughan
  4. Save The Last Dance For Me - Blake Mills with Derek Trucks
  5. I Got To Let You Know - Los Lobos with Robert Cray
  6. Don't Worry Baby - Los Lobos
  7. The Needle And The Damage Done - Allman, Haynes, Trucks
  8. Midnight Rider - Allman, Haynes, Trucks
  9. I Ain't Living Long Like This - Vince Gill with Albert Lee & Keith Urban
  10. Tumbling Dice - Vince Gill with Keith Urban & Albert Lee
  11. Walkin' Blues - Taj Mahal with Keb Mo
  12. Diving Duck Blues - Taj Mahal with Keb Mo
  13. When My Train Pulls In - Gary Clark Jr.
  14. Please Come Home - Gary Clark Jr.
  15. Going Down - Jeff Beck with Beth Hart & Tal Wilkenfeld
  16. Mná Na Héireann - Jeff Beck
  17. Key To The Highway - Eric Clapton with Keith Richards
  18. I Shall Be Released - Eric Clapton with Robbie Robertson
  19. Gin House Blues - Andy Fairweather Low with Eric Clapton
  20. Got To Get Better In A Little While - Eric Clapton
  21. Crossroads - Eric Clapton
  22. Sunshine Of Your Love - Eric Clapton
  23. High Time We Went - Ensemble

4-LP 180 Gram Vinyl track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
  2. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton with Andy Fairweather Low & Vince Gill
  3. Green Onions - Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb' Mo', Blake Mills, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Albert Lee

Side 2[edit]

  1. Heavenly Bodies - Kurt Rosenwinkel
  2. This Time - Earl Klugh
  3. Mirabella - Earl Klugh
  4. Great Big Old House - The Robert Cray Band
  5. She's Alright - Doyle Bramhall II with Gary Clark Jr.

Side 3[edit]

  1. Bullet And A Target - Doyle Bramhall II with Citizen Cope
  2. Queen Of California - John Mayer
  3. Don't Let Me Down - John Mayer with Keith Urban

Side 4[edit]

  1. Next Door Neighbor Blues - Gary Clark Jr.
  2. Damn Right, I've Got The Blues - Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & Quinn Sullivan
  3. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton

Side 5[edit]

  1. Congo Square - Sonny Landreth with Derek Trucks
  2. Change It - John Mayer with Doyle Bramhall II
  3. Ooh-Ooh-Ooh - Jimmie Vaughan
  4. Save The Last Dance For Me - Blake Mills with Derek Trucks

Side 6[edit]

  1. I Ain't Living Long Like This - Vince Gill with Albert Lee
  2. Diving Duck Blues - Taj Mahal with Keb' Mo'
  3. When My Train Pulls In - Gary Clark Jr.

Side 7[edit]

  1. Don't Worry Baby - Los Lobos
  2. Mná Na Héireann - Jeff Beck
  3. The Needle And The Damage Done - Allman, Haynes, Trucks
  4. Midnight Rider - Allman, Haynes, Trucks
  5. Key To The Highway - Eric Clapton with Keith Richards

Side 8[edit]

  1. Gin House Blues - Andy Fairweather Low with Eric Clapton
  2. Got To Get Better In A Little While - Eric Clapton
  3. Sunshine Of Your Love - Eric Clapton

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crossroads Guitar Festival - 12-13 April 2013 Madison Square Garden!". Eric Clapton Music News. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Tyler Bryant | abc7chicago.com". Abclocal.go.com. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Crossroads 2013". Crossroadsguitarfestival.com. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  4. ^ "Eric Clapton Music News". Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013". Thegarden.com. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 

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