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The Allman Brothers Band & Eric Clapton

The Allman Brothers Band & Eric Clapton

The Allman Brothers Band joins the legendary Eric Clapton on stage for a performance of “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?” at the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival. Originally on the revered “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”, the only studio album of Clapton’s short-lived blues rock band “Derek and the Dominos”. Warren and Mr Trucks have a big task on this one, and they crush it. This whole thing is, of course, a high-level performance.

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival

Besides taking over the epic arena known as Madison Square Garden, the concert still somehow remains an intimate setting. Where a variety of legendary performers come together to perform a mix of classic rock, sultry blues and a few other genres thrown in for good measure.  Featuring the likes of The Allman Brothers band, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Eric Clapton of course! As well as Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, Keb Mo’, Taj Mahal and many more musical giants.

While all the performances are fantastic, for me, this performance of The Allman Brothers Band with Clapton is truly special. Why? Because it features Gregg Allman at the piano who passes later in 2017, and the other person missing is Duane Allman. Who played lead and slide guitar on the Derek and the Dominos album “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” Enjoy!

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