Friday, July 20, 2007

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

Photos - Cynthia Wilson

I was there along with hundreds more, as blues/rock icon Eric Clapton joined John Mayer on stage today as his special guest at Bryant Park for a performance of the bluesy version of the song "Crossroads" made famous by Clapton when he was with rock band, Cream. It is also the namesake of a chemical dependence and alcohol treatment clinic Clapton founded in 1997 located on the island of Antigua-"Crossroads Antigua." They both "strummed electric" on Clapton's signature Stratocaster designed especially for the festival and to raise money for the "Crossroads Antigua" treatment center. The related benefit concert, the Crossroads Guitar Festival takes place in Chicago's Toyota Park next Saturday, July 28,2007.

Since its inception, Clapton's vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival has been to create an event where his friends and contemporaries can have fun and jam together for the benefit of a good cause.

A host of blues and rock greats will be gracing the stage during the concert event including:

Jeff Beck
Los Lobos
John Mayer
John McLaughlin
Willie Nelson
Robert Randolph
Hubert Sumlin
Derek Trucks
Jimmie Vaughan
Steve Winwood
Albert Lee
Doyle Bramhall II
Eric Clapton
Robert Cray
Sheryl Crow
Vince Gill
Buddy Guy
BB King
Alison Krauss and Union Station
Sonny Landreth

For Crossroads Guitar Festival information please call (214)-670-8400. To make a donation to the Crossroads Centre at Antigua please call 1-888-725-2420.For more detailed information,click here.

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

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Eric Clapton will appear on the U.S. Television Show, "Good Morning America" on Friday, 20 July. The show airs on ABC-TV affiliates across the country, but originates live from New York City 7A-9A EST. Eric will be the special guest of John Mayer, who is performing in the show's summer concert series. The appearance is in support of their upcoming appearance at Eric's Crossroads Guitar Festival, which takes place in Chicago on 28 July.

Credited throughout his career with creating super sounds in super groups, the ultimate Eric Clapton collaboration will take place July 28, 2007 when he gathers the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an incredible full day musical event. The second Crossroads Guitar Festival, scheduled for July 28, 2007 at Toyota Park in Chicago, will be a cornerstone of this year’s summer music festival season. Profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Eric Clapton for chemically dependent persons.

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