(April 30, 2014)– Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale’s influence on Clapton was profound, and his influence on many more of today’s artists cannot be overstated. To honor JJ’s legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale scheduled to be released July 29, 2014. With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single “Call Me The Breeze.” The album is available for pre-order at
Eric Clapton and His Band are getting ready to head out on a four-date U.S. Tour that starts April 27 in New Orleans and moves on to Memphis, Pelham and Atlanta. As always, Where's Eric! will be publishing set lists and reviews in our Eric Clapton Tour Archive. Fans from all over the world visit it to find out what songs were played and read what those who were there had to say about a show. But, WE! can't do it without YOU! This is your chance to a part of EC History. If you're attending one of the U.S.
Three years ago, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi dispensed with their much-loved individual bands and pooled their talents. The Tedeschi Trucks Band studio debut, Revelator, garnered a Best Blues Album Grammy and a Blues Music Award for Album of the Year. The band soon became known for amazing live performances, led by Derek's and Susan's soaring guitar work and Susan's riveting vocals. Starting April 23, the Tedeschi Trucks Band will hit the road in Europe in support of their new album, Made Up Mind.
Fans around the world are anxiously awaiting the start of Eric Clapton's 2014 U.S. Tour, which kicks off on April 27 in New Orleans. On the tour, he'll be playing his Fender Eric Clapton Signature model guitars. Here's a quick look at how Fender builds the instruments at their factory in Corona, California, courtesy of Bloomberg.