Tag Archives: Eric Clapton
Guitar Shop TV attended Eric Clapton‘s 2011 Crossroads Guitar Auction at Bonham’s Auction House in New York, and it was a sight to behold. The Auction was established to aid The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, an addiction recovery facility founded by Clapton in 1998.
According to Clapton’s website: “two viewing rooms in New York City were jam-packed with bidders, as was theLos Angeles salesroom which participated by a simulcast. Additionally, there… Read More
Guitar Shop TV sat down recently for an exclusive interview with British blues sensation Matt Schofield, backstage at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York… Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative guitarists to have emerged on the world scene for several generations. He is rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time (Guitar & Bass Magazine) putting him in the company of such iconic names as… Read More
This black and white video of Cream-era Clapton being interviewed for a Dutch psychedelic pop show in 1967 is simply a must-see! Cheeky, young, shaggy haired Clapton is just brimming with confidence as he pours forth about the Beatles, Hendrix, and the emerging psychedelic underground.
Nashville Players: Vince Gill, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow & Friends – 2009 Crossroads Guitar Festival – “Tulsa Time”
Sure, he’s a famous country frontman now, but Vince Gill got his start as a backing guitarist for Ricky Skaggs and Rodney Crowell. Gill became renowned in his own right during the 1970s as frontman for country rock band Pure Prairie League and then as a solo artist beginning in 1983 (the same year that the Norman, Oklahoma native moved to Nashville). These days, the 54-year-old has sold upwards of 22 million albums and has 18 CMA Awards and 20 Grammy Awards to his name. This… Read More
What can be said about this man that hasn’t already been written? Grammy winner and Rock Hall of Fame Inductee Muddy Waters (aka McKinley Morganfield) came to Chicago in 1943 from Clarksdale, Mississippi, and was one of the driving forces that shaped the revolutionary musical genre known as the Blues. Waters himself matter-of-factly summed up his importance by stating “I think I’m responsible for Chicago Blues. I think I’m the man that set Chicago up for the real blues.”
Waters transitioned from acoustic to electric guitars and pioneered… Read More