Wednesday, July 25, 2007

John Mayer and Eric Clapton Performing "Crossroads" on GMA for Upcoming "Crossroads Antigua Benefit"

It was good to see John and Eric reunited and performing for a good cause and that was to promote Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival Benefit this coming Saturday,July 28,2007 at the Toyota Park in Chicago,Illinois.

Mayer and Clapton together what a rare treat! I've been a fan of Clapton since his "Cream"/"Blind Faith" days. And,John, of course,I've been a fan of his since the early days.While some might consider him a relative newcomer, he has made some impressive inroads into the "community of music icons" which he now frequents,and is looking very much like a prospective member himself. It was an enjoyable performance and I wanted to share with fellow fans some raw and unrehearsed audience appreciation from the angle of my video camera.

By the way,while perusing You Tube related videos I came across the CNN video link to John Mayer and Eric Clapton's performance of an acoustic version of Clapton's song "Brokenhearted" from the Pilgrim CD. You can also find it on Eric Clapton's fan magazine "Where's Eric?"It was one of the earliest efforts in support of Katrina Relief and performed on the CNN Hurricane Katrina Benefit September 3,2005 to shed light on the plight of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The guitar Clapton played in this 2005 television performance was autographed by both he and John Mayer and donated to the Wynton Marsalis Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit which took place at the Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center September 17, 2005 0f that year.

For more information about the Crossroads Guitar Festival Benefit Concert read the blog links below:

www.heavieroctaves.org: Photo Story-John Mayer Performing "Crossroads" With Eric Clapton Today 7-20-07 on GMA Concert Series in Bryant Park,NYC

www.heavieroctaves.org: Saturday,July 28,2007-Crossroads Guitar Festival to Benefit Crossroads Antigua/John Mayer and Eric Clapton on GMA Fri July 20


Please enjoy the video. Oh, how I love New York (smile)...


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