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Saw Clapton at the Garden


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I saw Clapton and his current tour band at Madison Square Garden Friday night. I'd seen him several times with his Cream reunion, and frankly, was a bit dissapointed.

 

Well, his current line up will not dissapoint anyone!! The man brought in two young guitar studs, Doyle Bramhall II, and Derek Trucks. And they seem to have helped raise his playing intensity considerably.

 

Derek Trucks was simply outstanding. I never thought I'd hear anyone play slide as well as Duane Allman. But Derek is very close. Derek realy excelled playing the excellent Clapton material. Several times Clapton actually laughed and shook his head while watching Derek play a solo. Derek Trucks is the REAL DEAL. I really loved their version of "Motherless Children".....what a night!

 

Here's a review of the show;

 

http://www.whereseric.com/news/2006/09/eric-clapton-concert-29-september-2006-madison-square-garden-new-york.html

 

If you are able, Don't Miss this show.

Don

 

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Wow, i was at that same show! :eek: small world

 

Derek Trucks was amazing. unfortunately, i got a headache from all the potsmokers, so the noise got to me about 1/2 way through

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Derek Trucks is absolutely the real deal. I LOVE Duane...but there is no doubt that Derek matches, if not surpasses, his skill and also plays in tune all the time! :-)

 

Zephyr, I don't have a cure for the pot smoke, but musican's earplugs would make the concert much more enjoyable. They reduce the levels (especially the bass boom) and still keep everything sounding clear.

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absolutely, Bejeeber. I think it "done him good". I always like being around folks that are better than me....pulls me up, if I'm paying attention!!

 

Check out this interesting article, concerning the fact that Clapton is again performing the song "Cocaine" live;

 

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20061002/D8KGLGP82.html

Don

 

"There once was a note, Pure and Easy. Playing so free, like a breath rippling by."

 

 

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Originally posted by Guitar Geezer:

and Doyle 2 is no slouch

BIO

 

Sounds like a great show

Doyle is ok, to me he's just a slightly above average electric blues player and he's Claptons buddy. I sure didn't think he was very impressive on the CrossRoads DVD. especially on the thing he did with the steel player.
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ya, I saw clapton a few weeks ago in st. louis. wow! gotta say it was one of the best shows ever! the chemistry between all the member of the band is just amazing, epecially between trucks and clapton. They really seem to igite each others playing. The Robert Cray band also put on a great show at the beginning. Cray plays such soulful blues guitar that it's mezmerizing to hear him. all in all, an astounding show here, and I'm sure it was just as good in NYC. Rock on Clapton!
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Originally posted by ellwood:

Originally posted by Guitar Geezer:

and Doyle 2 is no slouch

BIO

 

Sounds like a great show

Doyle is ok, to me he's just a slightly above average electric blues player and he's Claptons buddy. I sure didn't think he was very impressive on the CrossRoads DVD. especially on the thing he did with the steel player.
I agree, El.. I saw the show with my son, and a buddy, who's a life long pro, and an awesome guitarist. He said Doyle's playing sounded like he was trying to copy Albert King, note for note. I think Doyle II is very good, but I put Derek Trucks on a whole other level...

Don

 

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Doyle Bramhall II had a big box Marshall head....looked like a re-issue??? Bramhall also had a boutique combo amp (?Savage??).

 

Trucks had a coupe of Fenders (Super Reverb, I think)

 

Clapton just had the Twins and the Leslie.

Don

 

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got me a ticket for Oct. 21st here in Jacksonville - can't wait - close seat too (on the floor). Clapton and the others will be my last probably cause @ 55 I swore I was through with concerts but couldn't miss this one - seen him 4 times in the past and liked each one (including Cream in the 60's)...
"well fellas... there's 1 other thing yer gonna need to make it in Rock & Roll besides all them guitars and amps and drums and things. They call it A SONG..."
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Hey S-dogs....you'll like this show!! I saw EC first on his 461 Ocean Blvd. "comeback" tour. He was great then. His current band is special. They have that "band magic" where everyone just seems to mesh perfectly. Bring your binoculars, and watch the look on their faces, especially Claptons after Derek Trucks lays down a lead...

 

Have fun, and give us a report. When is your show??

Don

 

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when? October 21st - 8:00 pm (A Saturday Night no less). Might have to find some Binoculars before then - good idea. I saw Robert Cray a few years ago and loved his band - really good timings.

 

Just wish Bruce and Baker were backing him up but the new guys seem to be tight and Trucks will be a first for me. Saw Duane back in the early 70's (may have been the late 60's even) and he will always hold a special place in my memories... he used to come down to Jacksonville and play the bars in the early days - those were good days.

 

I'll definitely review the show. Also we just bought tickets to see Third Day in November (Christian Rockers) and just heard Donovan plays here in November too - hmmmm maybe I'm not too old to Rock & Roll 'eh!

"well fellas... there's 1 other thing yer gonna need to make it in Rock & Roll besides all them guitars and amps and drums and things. They call it A SONG..."
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Never too old to Rock and Roll!!

 

Cray was really good, and he'll come on and play and sing on a song or two with Eric and the boys as well.

 

I have many many "favorite" guitarists. But, Duane is on top of my list, and always has been. While watching Derek play, I surprised myself when I thought to myself, "this guy is as good as Duane"!! I couldn't believe I even thought it. But, it's true!! That kid can play!!! Don't forget the binoculars!!

Don

 

"There once was a note, Pure and Easy. Playing so free, like a breath rippling by."

 

 

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