Eric Clapton Guitar Festival Gets PBS Broadcast

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Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, an all-star blues concert recorded live in Dallas, Texas, in June, will get its PBS premiere tonight at 9 p.m. EDT (check local listings). The concert is part of the public broadcaster's Great Performances series.

Among the rock and blues performers featured in the concert, also available on DVD, are Clapton, Robert Lockwood Jr., Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, James Taylor, Joe Walsh, Caince Gill, J.J. Cale, John Mayer, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, and ZZ Top.

Several of the songs on the program are by Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, whose music Clapton has performed throughout his career. This year, Clapton released Me and Mr. Johnson, which pays tribute to Johnson, and performed his music in concert; a DVD documenting his tour is due out on December 7.

The complete song list for the Crossroads festival is below.

"Layla"
Eric Clapton

"Love in Vain Blues"
Robert Lockwood, Jr.

"Killing Floor"
Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan

"Sweet Home Chicago"
Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan

"Six Strings Down"
Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Jimmie Vaughan

"I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow"
Dan Tyminski with Ron Block

"Steamroller"
James Taylor with Joe Walsh

"Oklahoma Borderline"
Vince Gill with Jerry Douglas

"After Midnight"
J.J. Cale with Eric Clapton

"City Love"
John Mayer

"Rock Me Baby"
Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan

"Funk 49"
Joe Walsh

"The March"
Robert Randolph & the Family Band

"Jingo"
Carlos Santana with Eric Clapton

"Going Down Slow" Honeyboy Edwards

"If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day"
Eric Clapton with Doyle Bramhall II and Nathan East

"Time Makes Two"
Robert Cray

"La Grange"
ZZ Top

"Tush"
ZZ Top

"Cocaine"
Eric Clapton


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