Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festivals


Rhino will, in July, issue a three-CD set gathers nearly four hours of live music from the Eric Clapton-founded Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Every three years, since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival has featured some historic performances by some of the world’s greatest guitarists, but until now these have been confined to DVD and Blu-ray compilations, with only a few of those performances having made their way to CD. That will change as Rhino introduces Crossroads Revisited, a 41 track collection packed with music from great musicians such as Clapton, , Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Billy F Gibbons, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, and Ronnie Wood.


Clapton is central to this release, with great performances from the guitar legend featured throughout the set, including his cover of George Harrison‘s Isn’t It A Pity and superb on-stage collaborations like playing After Midnight with J.J. Cale, performing Blind Faith’s Presence Of The Lord with Steve Winwood, who was of course in the band with Clapton.

The Crossroads Guitar Festival gets its name from the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998 to help people suffering from chemical dependency. The festival exists to raise funds for that facility.

Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festivals will be issued as a three-CD set on 29 July 2016.


Disc One:

“Sweet Home Chicago” – Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, & Jimmie Vaughan (2004)
“Rock Me Baby” – Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, & Jimmie Vaughan (2004)
“Steam Roller” – James Taylor with Joe Walsh (2004)
“What The Cowgirls Do” – Vince Gill with Jerry Douglas (2004)
“After Midnight” – J.J. Cale with Eric Clapton (2004)
“Green Light Girl” – Doyle Bramhall II (2004)
“Hell At Home” – Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton (2007)
“City Love” – John Mayer (2004)
“Funk 49” – Joe Walsh (2004)
“Drums Of Passion (Jingo)” – Carlos Santana with Eric Clapton (2004)
“Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” – Jeff Beck (2007)
“Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Blues In C)” – Eric Clapton (2004)
“Layla” – Clapton (2004)

Disc Two:

“Little By Little” – Susan Tedeschi with The Derek Trucks Band (2007)
“Poor Johnny” – The Robert Cray Band (2007)
“Paying The Cost To Be The Boss” – B.B. King with The Robert Cray Band, Jimmie Vaughan, & Hubert Sumlin (2007)
“Tulsa Time” – Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, & Albert Lee (2007)
“On The Road Again” – Willie Nelson with Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, & Albert Lee (2007)
“Isn’t It A Pity” – Eric Clapton (2007)
“Belief” – John Mayer (2007)
“Mas Y Mas” – Los Lobos (2007)
“Big Block” – Jeff Beck (2007)
“Presence Of The Lord” – Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton (2007)
“Cocaine” – Eric Clapton (2004)
“Waiting For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago” – ZZ Top (2010)
“Don’t Owe You A Thing” – Gary Clark Jr. (2010)
“Bright Lights” – Gary Clark Jr. (2010)
Disc Three:

“Our Love Is Fading” – Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, & Gary Clark Jr. (2010)
“Lay Down Sally” – Vince Gill with Sheryl Crow, Keb’ Mo’, Albert Lee, James Burton, & Earl Klugh (2010)
“Space Captain” – Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band with Warren Haynes, David Hildago, Cesar Rosas, & Chris Stainton (2010)
“Hammerhead” – Jeff Beck (2010)
“Five Long Years” – Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood (2010)
“Hear My Train A Comin'” – Doyle Brahmhall II (2010)
“Dear Mr. Fantasy” – Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton (2010)
“Born Under A Bad Sign” – Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb’ Mo’, Blake Mills, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, & Albert Lee (2013)
“Everyday I Get The Blues” – The Robert Cray Band with B.B. King, Eric Clapton, & Jimmie Vaughan (2013)
“Please Come Home” – Gary Clark Jr. (2013)
“Tumbling Dice” – Vince Gill with Keith Urban & Albert Lee (2013)
“I Shot The Sheriff” – Eric Clapton (2010)
“Crossroads” – Eric Clapton (2013)

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