Clapton and Winwood Reunite for a Taste of Blind Faith
Its a rare day when Eric Clapton decides to sit-in with another band without much pomp and circumstance. But, this Saturday, Slowhand did just that, dusting off his guitar and joining one of his former bandmates for a handful of songs at Berkshire, UKs Countryside Rocks. Halfway through his former Blind Faith bandmates performance, Eric Clapton joined Steve Winwood for a series of songs from the supergroups heyday, including ‘Presence Of The Lord, ‘Can’t Find My Way Home and ‘Had To Cry Today. Clapton also helped Winwood through a pair of Robert Johnson covers, ‘Crossroads and ‘Little Queen Of Spades, as well as Winwoods ‘Gimme Some Lovin’.’ The Johnson covers are no doubt familiar to longtime Clapton fans: the guitarist recorded the former song with Cream and the latter number on his 2004 album, Me and Mr. Johnson.
The UK gig marked the first time the former bandmates have played together in decades and the first time Clapton has tackled material from Blind Faiths self-titled album in some time. Clapton and Winwood are expected to collaborate again at Chicagos Crossroads festival this summer.