Robert Randolph Joins Eric Clapton at the Crossroads
Eric Clapton is back on the road with a new band rounded out by Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Pino Palladino (bass), Ian Thomas (drums), Sharon White (vocals) and Michelle John (vocals). On Saturday Clapton and his band performed at Tampa Bay, FL’s Ford Amphitheatre with special guest opener Robert Randolph & the Family Band. As he has on occasion over the years, Randolph took the stage with the evening’s headliner at the end of the night for Clapton’s trademark cover of Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads.’ Slowhand also made a stealth appearance himself last week at West Palm Beach, FL’s Sunfest, sitting in with Sheryl Crow on a cover of Steve Wonder’s ‘Higher Ground’ (a track Clapton himself once recorded for a tribute album). For more on Eric Clapton be sure to pickup the current issue of Relix.