Eric Clapton and Friends to Honor JJ Cale with New Release
Eric Clapton and a group of musicians have gathered to release Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze An Appreciation of JJ Cale on July 29. Joining the guitarist in honoring Cale are Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, among others.
The album features sixteen beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single “Call Me The Breeze.” Pre-orders for the album are currently ongoing.
“I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did – that’s the point. I’m just the messenger; I’ve always felt that that’s my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from,” said Clapton.
After years admiring JJ Cale’s work and covering several of his songs such as “After Midnight” and “Cocaine”, Clapton finally collaborated with Cale for the first time in his career on the 2006 original album Road to Escondido. At the time, Clapton said “This is the realization of what may have been my last ambition, to work with the man whose music has inspired me for as long as I can remember.”
Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze An Appreciate of JJ Cale Tracklist:
Call Me The Breeze
Rock and Roll Records
I Got the Same Old Blues
Since You Said Goodbye
I’ll Be There
The Old Man and Me
Train to Nowhere