Pop sensation Ed Sheeran has broken out a replica of Eric Clapton's Crashocaster at a few high profile gigs of late, including the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last Sunday. It's an apparent homage to Eric's influence on an 11 year-old budding musician. Last summer, Ed told Zane Lowe on MTV Soundchain that "My Dad's record collection was pretty much the first education I had. But when I first picked up an instrument, I watched the Queen's Jubilee in 2002 and Eric Clapton came on stage and played Layla. I was like 'Wow. That was really cool.
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The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale by Eric Clapton & Friends has just been honored as the 2014 Album of The Year in Vintage Guitar magazine's Reader's Choice Awards.News
Nathan East For The Record is a documentary film that takes viewers behind-the-scenes as one of the most influential bass players in modern music recorded his Grammy-nominated debut solo album. It can be viewed in its entirety at nathaneast.com.
WIth more than 1,500 album credits to his name, Nathan's debut solo album, Nathan East, spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Album chart and 34 weeks in the top position on smoothjazz.com; and the lead single "Daft Funk" went to #1.
For The Record also chronicles Nathan's three decade plus career from when he hit the road ageNews