Clapton & Winwood at "The Shot": 15 June 2009

[Set list has been confirmed - see full article for details.] Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and their supporting musicians pulled into Columbus, Ohio for a one-night sold out performance at the Schottenstein Center on 15 June 2009. Like all previous shows on the tour, the 21 song set kicked off with Blind Faith's "Had To Cry Today" right around 8:15PM. Clapton and Winwood continue to tweak the set list - "Crossroads" was dropped and "Split Decision" was brought back. Notably Winwood performed "There's A River" in place of "No Face" and that "Nobody Knows You" was dropped in favour of "How Long Blues." The acoustic "sit down" portion of the concert continues to get high marks from those in attendance. One fan who sent a quick note right after the show ended said, "Killer concert. It's unbelievable how two extraordinarily accomplished guitar players can each play a Fender Stratocaster and yet sound so different! Winwood gives Clapton a run for his money on guitar. EC's tone is downright nasty and dirty and I LOVE IT! He's really working the fretboard. Abe [Laboriel, Jr.] on drums - - great add. He's in lockstep with Willie [Weeks] and can play super-heavy and drive a song, yet has a light touch on the skins when needed." For more details, ...

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