What a night! Crossroads Guitar Festival Night 2 had The Garden rocking again for another 5+ hour concert. Kicking off right on time at 7:30pm, it was set after set of incredible performances. Derek Trucks was the "guest of the night", turning in incredible performances with Sonny Landreth and Blake Mills, along with a rare acoustic set with his bandmates Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes ("The Needle And The Damage Done" was definitely a festival moment). Doyle Bramhall teamed up with John Mayer for an acoustic set, as did Keb Mo and Taj Mahal, who broke out the dobros, and a very rare acoustic set from blues legend Buddy Guy.
What a night at Madison Square Garden! Here's a quick summary of what went down on Night 1 of Eric Clapton's 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival. The show kicked off promptly at 7:30 with Eric's acoustic set where he was joined by long-time friend and former band-member, Andy Fairweather Low, and Vince Gill. The highlight? An emotional version of "Tears In Heaven". They were followed by an incredible set from Stax legends Booker T and Steve Cropper. They were joined by Blake Mills, Keb Mo, Albert Lee and Matt "Guitar Murphy". The first festival "moment"? Doyle Bramhall II's "Green Light Girl", which featured Sharon White and Michelle John and backing vocals.
"I am delighted that Hard Rock is once again supporting the Crossroads Centre Antigua by launching a charity T-shirt," said Eric Clapton .
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