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2011-05-19 10:43:00

Performers Include Clapton, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Ronnie Wood, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, And More NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In June 2010, Eric Clapton gathered a veritable Who's Who of the world's most talented guitar players at the third Crossroads Guitar Festival, an 11-hour celebration of the six-string that attracted a sold-out crowd of more than 27,000 music fans to Chicago's Toyota Park. All profits from this...

2010-06-24 07:00:00

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Bonamassa will be among the talented group of artists playing Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, a day-long musical celebration featuring legendary guitarists and artistic collaborations by Clapton and his friends including Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, and more. The Festival will take place on Saturday, June 26 at Toyota Park in Chicago. Bonamassa is...

2009-01-21 16:46:00

This Marks the Band's Highest Chart Position to Date NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Derek Trucks Band sets a new personal record with their sixth studio album, Already Free (Sony Music/Victor), debuting at number 19 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, number 1 on the Internet chart, number 4 on the Rock chart and number 1 on the Blues chart. This marks the band's highest debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart to date. The album, in stores and online now, has been met with tremendous...

2009-01-14 13:21:00

Already Free (Sony Music/Victor) Available Now "Derek Trucks could very well be the best guitarist of his generation and his sixth studio disc is his band's most accessible blues-rock set to date." - Rolling Stone Magazine "Exquisite." - Philadelphia Daily News "You probably won't hear a better rock/R&B record this year." - Boston Globe "Trucks' bluesy playing is excellent throughout..." - Entertainment Weekly NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most critically acclaimed...

2008-11-11 12:00:16

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most critically acclaimed guitarists and the youngest musician to be named in Rolling Stone's list of the Top Hundred Guitarists of All Time, Derek Trucks has completed his much anticipated sixth studio album with The Derek Trucks Band, Already Free, available January 13, 2009. As well, the album's first single, a stirring cover of Bob Dylan and The Band's "Down in the Flood" from the album The Basement Tapes, is set for release November 4th....


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