ENTER TO WIN NOW PLUS EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT OFFER! Audio Fidelity has released an audiophile edition of Eric Clapton's double-platinum album, Journeyman, on Hybrid SACD. First released in 1989, Journeyman reached #16 on the Billboard album chart and became the the guitarist's first solo studio album to go double-platinum. For the sessions, Eric assembled an all-star guest roster: George Harrison, Phil Collins, Robert Cray, Chaka Khan, Daryl Hall, Cecil and Linda Womack, Jerry Williams, Gary Burton and Dire Straits' keyboardist Alan Clark.
Eric Clapton has often said that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many fellow musicians. Cale’s influence on Clapton was profound, and his influence on many of today’s artists cannot be overstated. To honor Cales's legacy, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for "Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale", due out July 29th. The first single - "Call Me The Breeze" - has been released to AAA, Mainstream Rock and Classic Rock radio formats. EC handles the track's vocals and is joined on guitar by Albert Lee. Tune into your favorite radio station to check it out!
Eric Clapton and His Band wowed a massive crowd of almost 60,000 during his headlining set at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 27. It was the legendary guitarist's first appearance at the 45-year old festival. The concert also kicked off his four-date U.S. Tour, which wrapped May 3 in Atlanta. Dale M told WE! about the festival: "From the opening licks of “Somebody’s Knockin” to the encore, this first ever Jazz Fest show may have been the most solid I’ve seen from Slowhand in the 15+ concerts I have had the pleasure to attend since 1990.
Eric Clapton headlined the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Sunday, 27 April. His set was one of the many filmed by AXS TV. It has just been announced that Eric's set will be part of the network's festival coverage on Sunday, May 4. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean.