Thursday, March 22, 2007

Clapton Returns to the Crossroads

Eric Clapton will be surrounded by esteemed guests at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival, to be held July 28 at Toyota Park in Chicago. B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Vince Gill lead the lineup for the event, which follows the inaugural Crossroads in 2004 in Dallas.

The bill will also feature Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Steve Winwood, Albert Lee, Derek Trucks, Alison Krauss & Union Station, John McLaughlin, Sonny Landreth, the Robert Cray Band, Hubert Sumlin, Doyle Bramhall and Jimmie Vaughan. Tickets go on sale March 31. Proceeds from the event will benefit Clapton's rehab facility, the Crossroads Centre.

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