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Albert King Career Overview

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I wrote a lot of entries for a couple of Music Guides many eons ago. I am going to start sharing some here, starting with one of my all-time favorite guitarists.…

Eric Clapton postpones two shows at LA Forum

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Statement from Eric Clapton website: "Due to severe bronchitis and under doctor’s advisement, Eric Clapton is rescheduling this weekend’s two shows at The Forum in Los…
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Eric Clapton with the Allman Brothers Band

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's March 19. On this day in 2009, I attended one of the handful of most exciting concerts of my life. I have often been skeptical of Eric Clapton and found him  overrated,…
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Derek and Doyle Take Shanghai with Eric Clapton

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the release of Eric Clapton's new double-CD Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale), I present the following article, which I wrote for Guitar World. Hanging…
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The Recording of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

This week in 1970, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman and the rest of Derek and the Dominos recorded Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs in Miami. Here's the story of that landmark album, in an excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the…

Eric Clapton announces new album

 I Still Do, due May 20, reunites Clapton with Slowhand Producer Glyn Johns.   The  press release via www.whereseric.com - not a word is mine. Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer…
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Derek Trucks 2006 interview: "It’s really nice to get away from the kid thing."

In honor of the release of the Tedeschi Trucks Band's Let Me Get By, which I believe not only represents a quantum leap in the band's development but is the great Derek Trucks studio statement we've all been waiting for, I present this 2006…

Jimmy Rogers, 1924-1997

Jimmy Rogers was a seminal guitar player -whether or not you've ever heard of him. I never did a massive interview with him, which is endlessly annoying, because I was supposed to do so several times. Circa 1995, I spoke with him several…

B.B. and Buddy - my story in the New Yorker

In 1995, I had dinner with BB King and Buddy Guy in an Austin, Texas studio. It was after rehearsal and before recording the Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan. As we ate, the two had the most incredible conversation, all captured on my tape recorder…

Layla vocals and lead guitar only - Wow

I just came across the video below, which includes the audo of Layla, stripped down to lead guitar and vocals. Or so it says; certain lead tracks are definitely not there. You will hear what's missing. But it is a fascinating and sometimes eerie…