Sunday, October 15, 2006

Eric Clapton - US Tour 2006

We missed the backup band, Robert Cray because the RBC Center and NC State Fair traffic was so heavy. He only played about 30 minutes and Eric Clapton came on. Pretending was the opening song and Eric had Derek and Doyle play the leads. I Shot the Sheriff was followed by Got To Get Better. Willie Weeks played a solo. Robert Cray came out and played Old Love. Robert can sing much better than Eric. Anyday was next and Doyle sang that. Eric changed to a black stratocaster and played Motherless Children. That was amazing to hear three slide guitars in harmony at once. A sit down session followed. Back Home with Steve Jordan drumming was really good. Derek played slide on I Am Yours. Nobody Knows You was a very deep moment for me. Running on Faith featured Derek playing some solos.

Eric was brought a Gibson ES-335 and the band belted out After Midnight and Little Queen of Spades. Then they all played solos for Further On Up The Road. Wonderful Tonight calmed the audience a bit and was followed by Layla. Wow, I never heard it like that before. They played Cocaine and finally Crossroads as an encore. That was excellent.

Eric Clapton (guitar / vocals), Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Derek Trucks (guitar), Willie Weeks (bass), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Tim Carmon (keyboards), Michelle John (backing vocals), Sharon White (backing vocals)


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