Crossroads Guitar Festival premieres 11/28/07 on PBS


Willie Nelson and Cheryl Crow perform at the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, IL

CHICAGO.   Grammy Award®-winning guitar superstar Eric Clapton once again teamed up with fellow “guitar gods” and presented another Crossroads Guitar Festival, this time from Chicago, America’s blues capital. Like its predecessor, the concert was a benefit for Clapton’s Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a drug and alcohol education and treatment facility. 

“The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” says Clapton, who remains on stage virtually throughout the entire concert. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”

Hosted by comedian and actor Bill Murray, the program features a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of guitar superstars, including Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Allison Krauss, Los Lobos, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Robbie Robertson, Jimmie Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Steve Winwood, and more.Grammy Award®-winning guitar superstar Eric Clapton once again teams up with fellow “guitar gods” to present another Crossroads Guitar Festival, this time from Chicago, America’s blues capital. Like its predecessor, the concert was a benefit for Clapton’s Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a drug and alcohol education and treatment facility.

PBS will launch a web companion for the show on 21 November 2007, like they did for the 2004 Festival which was also broadcast as an episode of Great Performances.

The first air-date has been announced for 28 November by WNET (Channel 13) in New York City, but may vary based on regional broadcast schedules. All broadcast schedules are subject to change.

Visit the Web companion for the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival, ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL, from Dallas, Texas.

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