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The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again in 2007 and 2010. The festivals benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric Clapton, a drug treatment center located in Antigua. The concerts are also intended to be a showcase for a variety of guitarists. All were hand-picked by Eric Clapton himself, who addressed the 2007 audience, saying that each were some of the very best, and those who had earned his respect.
The festival will be held on April 12-13, 2013, at Madison Square Garden
These are arguably some of my favorite concert DVDs, and has such a great lineup every year. Legends like B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Buddy Guy meet younger guitarist like Derek Trucks, Joe Bonasmassa, and Robert Randolph for some some great blues music. I discovered Gary Clark Jr. on the 2010 DVD, and became a big fan instantly.
Has anyone gone to the any of the previous festivals or plan on going to the one in 2013? The 2013 lineup is as follows:
Doyle Bramhall II
Allman Brothers Band
Gary Clark Jr.
Andy Fairweather Low
Here are some of my favorites from the shows: Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights Robert Randolph, Joe Bonamassa, Pino Daniele - Going Down Derek Trucks/ Susan Tedeschi/ Tedeschi Trucks Band - Midnight In Harlem Jeff Beck - Big Block Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood - Crossroads John Mayer - Ain't No Sunshine Buddy Guy, Ron Wood, and Jonny Lang - Five Long Years
Feel free to post some of yours, these DVDs have some good stuff.
I'll take any good blues for that matter.