[Updated] Following more than a decade of annual rumours that "Clapton's going to jam with the Allman Brothers at the Beacon this year" and two recent reports in Rolling Stone online,the wishful thinking of music fans finally came true on 19 March 2009. One fan in attendance emailed Where's Eric! with the low down shortly after the concert ended. From the opening notes of the concert, expectations were running high that Eric Clapton would indeed appear. The excitement continued to build throughout the Allman Brothers first set. By intermission, the atmosphere was truly electric. Concert-goers returned to their seats much faster than on an "average night" at the Beacon so a note would not be missed. Then, EC's long-time guitar tech, Lee Dickson, was spotted on stage setting up EC's gear near the end of intermission. It was really going to happen ... Clapton WAS going to jam with the Allman Brothers!
On 19 March, Eric Clapton joined the Allman Brothers Band on stage at The Beacon Theatre in New York City for the first of two historic guest appearances. Other guests that evening were Susan Tedeschi and Danny Louis of Gov't Mule. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Allman Brothers Band performances at the Beacon and the 40th Anniversary of their founding. For band lineups, set list, and fan reviews,...
March is Eric’s birthday month, so we’re celebrating in style. If you weren’t able to get your hands on one of the 50 limited edition 16x24 Pacific Rim posters, then you’re in luck! We’re giving two test prints of these posters away, so celebrate Eric’s birthday by winning a gift for yourself.
To enter the contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, mailing address and phone number. Two winners will be chosen at random. The contest ends on Eric’s birthday, 3/30/2009, so make sure you have your submissions in by then!
Where's Eric! Issue 41 is currently being put together by the Where's Eric! Editorial Team. As always, the magazine will feature exclusive reviews, interviews (including Buddy Guy and Abe Laboriel, Jr.), photos, special features and a trainspotter's guide to the set lists. In the new issue, we'll even be giving away a Fender Stratocaster autographed by Buddy Guy to a lucky subscriber to celebrate the release of his most recent CD, Skin Deep, along with autographed copies of the CD. If you have moved since Issue 40 was sent to you, please email the editorial team with your new postal address by 5 April 2009 so there is sufficient time to update all subscriber records prior to mailing. When writing, please include:
1) your full name, 2) your old postal address and 3) your new postal address. A publication date for Issue 41 has not been finalized. When the magazine is ready to mail, an article will be published here on the Where's Eric! homepage along with a sneak peek of the contents....