Crossroads Guitar Festival,
6th June 2004
Review by : Lee Carver
Hey, Well I just want to say that I attended the Crossroads Guitar Festival on Sunday, June 6 for the guitar exhibit & of course the big show at the Cotton Bowl. This was my 6th time to see Eric Clapton live, & as always, he did not disappoint. He did a great set including I Shot The Sheriff, Badge, Wonderful Tonight, & Layla & 5 Robert Johnson songs with were excellent. For his encore, he brought out Jeff Beck for Cause We've Ended As Lovers. I also enjoyed Neal Schon, Steve Vai, Carlos Santana, Vince Gill, James Taylor, & Joe Walsh because I had never seen them befre & they were very good. BB King came on around 6 & played some of his hits. Towards the end of BB's set, Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, & John Mayer joined him for an extended jam session which was killer. They did Rock Me Baby & Everyday I Have The Blues together. After BB, Buddy Guy stayed on to play Five Long Years with Vaughan & Mayer. Booker T & THE MGS played a solo set & backed Bo Diddley, David Hidalgo, & Joe Walsh who played a great set including Rocky Mountain Way. Carlos Santana came on after Buddy & played some great songs & even had Clapton join him for the last song, Jingo which featured some excellent guitar interplay between the 2. ZZ Top close out the night with some of the big hits including Tush & La Grange. The closing jam with ZZ, Clapton, & Beck did not happen because of the rain that was near, but all in all, it was a concert that I will never forget. I am really looking forward to the DVD & CD so I can relive it everyday.
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