Incredible performances from the world's best players.
Over the summer of 2010, Eric Clapton gathered a veritable Who's Who of the world's most talented guitar
players at the third Crossroads Guitar Festival, an 11-hour celebration of the six string that attracted a sold-out crowd
of more than 27,000 music fans to Chicago's Toyota Park. All profits from this daylong display of guitar virtuosity benefited
The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility Clapton founded to help people suffering from chemical
Available in either DVD or Blu-Ray formats, the show includes more than four hours of music, interviews, and behind-the-scenes
footage from this star-studded concert, including performances by Clapton, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Buddy
Guy, John Mayer, Derek Trucks, B.B. King, and Bill Murray, who served as the concert's master of ceremonies.
"The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform
on one stage," Clapton said. "The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect."
It's no surprise a festival named for a Robert Johnson song would include a heavy dose of the blues and Crossroads Guitar
Festival 2010 does not disappoint with remarkable performances by Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf's guitarist), Jimmie
Vaughan, Sonny Landreth, Gary Clark Jr., Keb' Mo', and Buddy Guy, plus B.B. King who led an all-star jam of his classic "The
Thrill Is Gone." The rock contingent was well represented by ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, the John Mayer Trio, Doyle Bramhall II, the
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Warren Haynes, and Steve Winwood, who teamed with Clapton for several performances including
an epic cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile."
Other styles find a home here too, with "Blackwaterside" by Scottish singer-songwriter Bert Jansch, an accomplished acoustic
player; "One More Last Chance" and an amazing take on Clapton's "Lay Down Sally" by country picker Vince Gill who is accompanied
by the legendary James Burton and others; "Angelina" and "Vonetta" by jazz guitarist Earl Klugh; and Jeff Beck who transforms
Puccini's aria "Nessun Dorma" into a soaring piece for electric guitar.
Other artists making appearances include: Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Wood, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Pino Daniele,
Stefan Grossman, and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas.
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 also features Bill Murray, who once again supplied the festival's nonmusical highlights with
his over-the-top introductions of the performers. Throwing himself into the occasion, Murray dressed up as Jimi Hendrix at
one point, and even made an appearance in a jumpsuit in the guise of Elvis Presley.
The first Crossroads Guitar Festival, in June 2004 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, was an unprecedented collection of guitar
icons from blues, rock, and contemporary music. The sold-out show was chronicled in a two-disc DVD that has since gone on
to become one of the world's top-selling music DVDs, achieving the 10x platinum mark in the United States alone. The Crossroads
Guitar Festival 2007 was the second such concert by Clapton and was also staged at Toyota Park in July of 2007 and was filmed
for a second DVD that met similar acclaim and has been certified 6x platinum.
WEA Eric Clapton - 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD or Blu-Ray Video Features:
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