Classic Rock: Blind Faith reborn

I love this music.

After he left Cream in 1969 and before he formed Derek and the Dominos in 1970, Eric Clapton was in Blind Faith with Steve Winwood. Here’s a segment from the CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2007 FROM CHICAGO where they recapture the old magic. It’s great that these guys are still around.

Three years ago, Eric Clapton assembled a who’s who of guitar masters for the first Crossroads Guitar Festival, raising funds for the Crossroads Centre, Antigua, a chemical dependency treatment and education facility Clapton founded.

In the summer of 2007, Clapton invited old friends and new for the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. Rhino Entertainment captured the event in a two-DVD set chronicling that scorching summer day in Chicago with CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2007 FROM CHICAGO. The two-disc DVD costs $30 and is available from this link CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2007.

Here’s a segment highlighting the Eric Claption and Steve Winwood playing the Blind Faith song Had to Cry Today. (The guitar interplay at the end reminds me of Eric and Duane Allman on Layla.)

These guys are music legends because they compose and play great music, not because they dance well and look like movie stars.