Tag Archives: Eric Clapton

Video: Joe Bonamassa not just Pretending on this cover of Clapton hit

While we’re on the subject of tributes to blues greats, you may have heard that blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa has done a few of his own recently, following up last spring’s spectacular Muddy Waters/Howlin’ Wolf recording from Red Rocks with first … Continue reading

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Spring into the Blues

With the weather warming and signs of spring now all around, here’s a little something you can take with you when you go, whether that’s out and about on the trail, down the highway, or just to your favorite chair … Continue reading

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Three cheers (on 20 years) for the Music Makers!

Few organizations have assisted as many blues men and women in need over the past two decades as the Music Maker Relief Foundation (MMRF), a North Carolina-based non-profit record label focused on supporting struggling traditional southern musicians by providing everything … Continue reading

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Coming up on the Crossroads; double DVD, CD sets capture some of world’s best guitarists at Clapton’s fourth Crossroads festival

Having been fortunate enough to attend both nights of Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads Guitar Festival this spring, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the highlights DVD that customarily follows, scheduled for release next Tuesday. For the first time, some of the music will … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week: Gin House Blues

This slow but soulful blues tune recorded by such artists as Nina Simone, The Animals, and British band Amen Corner is one of our new favorite old songs after hearing it again from Andy Fairweather Low and Eric Clapton at … Continue reading

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With fourth guitar festival, Clapton and friends deliver plenty of blues at the Crossroads

Having attended two of the three previous Crossroads Guitar Festivals (the first in Dallas, as well as the most recent in Chicago), we weren’t all that sure what to think about last fall’s announcement of the 2013 installment of the renowned festival. … Continue reading

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Available now: The BluesPowR Radio Hour, episode 3

We’re pretty sure nobody really enjoys doing taxes, but they’re probably even less fun when you’d rather be recording your blues radio show. So even though it’s a week or two later than we had hoped (thanks to Uncle Sam), … Continue reading

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2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival Recap

To see more photos from the 2010 Crossroads Festival, please visit our BluesPowR Gallery. Eric Clapton and his friends sure are getting good at putting on a show, as they proved once again Saturday during the third installment of Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Chicago’s … Continue reading

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Clapton plays the blues

In the days before my mp3 player was devoted almost exclusively to blues songs and artists, I spent much of my time listening to (and countless hours playing, on my campus radio station) what was already back then and is still referred … Continue reading

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