Daily Archives: July 31, 2007

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007: Pretty Good Concert ;-)

It was long, and sometimes hot, and the ground was covered with some hard plastic tiles, but it was about as good a day of guitar music as anyone could hope for.

MSN has some clips available (although strangely not of Steve Winwood’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy”).

Official summary was very positive, of course…but there was really not much to complain about other than a few sound system glitches.

The Tribune blog reprinted the reviewer’s final with a bit more balanced view, although still full of deserved superlatives, and including something that John, Brett, and I picked up on – who was that unbelievable young bass player with Jeff Beck?

The details from the Tribune blog on the other hand highlighted B.B. King passing the torch. I would have said it was more like Eric Clapton passing the torch… to Derek Trucks. I would also quibble with his opinion that Susan Tedeshi “nearly stole the show” from Derek Trucks. (Sorry but Susan is not Derek, no matter how well she sings!)

Some good photos on the Rolling Stone site.

Additional info here, along with a couple of video clips.


The photo John took of me and Brett.


The photo I took of John.

More photos and notes on Flickr.

(If I get my video clips uploaded I’ll update the blog.)

Update, first video uploaded:

update 2: someone posted a Clapton/Derek Trucks duet.

Update 3, Aug 3

Rest of the videos finally uploaded:

John McLaughlin

Derek Trucks Band

Susan Tedeschi

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi

B.B. King

Eric Clapton

Robbie Robertson

Steve Winwood

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton

Steve Winwood – guitar solo

Buddy Guy et al