Crossroads Guitar Festival

Next to the Word of God, Martin Luther said that music was God’s second greatest gift to humankind. To that, I say “Amen!” Last night I had the opportunity to watch (and thoroughly enjoy) the Grammy Award®-winning king of guitar, Eric Clapton, who once again teams up with other guitar geniuses to present another Crossroads Guitar Festival, this time from Chicago, America’s blues capital. Like its predecessor, the concert was a benefit for Clapton’s Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a drug and alcohol education and treatment facility. “The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” says Clapton, who remains on stage virtually throughout the entire concert. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.” Hosted by comedian and actor Bill Murray, the program features a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of guitar superstars, including Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Los Lobos, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Robbie Robertson, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Steve Winwood, and more.For those of you who enjoy guitar music, you can discover more by following this link