I think the Clapton Guitar Festival in '04 is the best one!

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  1. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Watched some of it last night to distract me from watching the Colts get dismantled on National TV.

    Luckily I tuned in at the right moments:

    1)John McLaughlin doing a tribute to Elvin Jones.
    2)Larry Carlton doing 'Josie'.
    3)Steve Vai, Tony McAlpine (or was it Greg Howe), Billy Sheehan throwing down on a jam.
    4)Iwatched a little bit of John Mayer, but the tune I turned into quickly turned me away from 'Wonderland'.

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  2. davebc

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    It was phenominal :dude

    Maybe a bit more eclectic than the others.

    But they're all incredible. Many magical moments.
     
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    2004 was definitely the most eclectic IMO. I was actually painting yesterday and put on the 2010 dvd and watched/listened to it all the way through while I was working and forgot how good it was. I really like the first few songs with Tedeschi/Trucks and Warren Haynes on that one. Great stuff.

    All of them are definitely worth watching over and over.
     
  4. Hand of Doom

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    I was there, all three days. I wish the DVD captured what it was actually like. One highlight for me was Robert Lockwood Jr. Jeff Beck was awesome. I got to hear ZZ Top and Beck jam too.
     
  5. monty

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    The one after it is my favorite but this is #2.
     
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    Definitely some kind of magic was working there...T&T and Warren Haynes...Beck and ZZtop...and Clapton himself looked and played like he was on top of the world.
     
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    I was there too, absolutely great.
     
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    David Hidalgo doing Pop Staples' song Peace to the Neighborhood with Booker T and the MGs on the white Firebird. Robert Cray's tune was great too. And JJ Cale with EC.
     
  10. CharlyG

    CharlyG Play It Forward

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    I prefer "my favorite" to "the best".
     
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    I have 07 I think. Not sure of year but it has provided years worth of inspiration.
     
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    Vince Gill made me stop what I was doing, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, even Joe Walsh.
     
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    I was there all 3 days, a lot of fun for sure.
    I just never have got the Bramhall thing though... What does he bring to the party that about a 1000 guitarists in every state don't?
     
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    Doyle has a pretty unique kind of pocket and feel about his playing I've grown to
    appreciate. I like where he feels the guitar. If you listen to where he's playing he doesn't sound like anyone else.
    It's cool stuff, much more subtle than Derek's playing.
    Great vocal too.
    Check out "Outside Woman Blues" on the Crossroad. He managed to make that one all his own. :aok
     
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    This one is my favorite but '07 was pretty cool too.
     
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    Another highlight was James Taylor doing 'Steamroller' with Joe Walsh.
     
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    That was T-Mac.
    What a band Vai had back then!
     
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    I think The Neighborhood is a Los Lobos original not a cover.
     
  19. Ah Via Musicom

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    I was there all 3 days. The dvd doesn't do it justice. It was an amazing weekend for sure! I remember meeting Joe Bonamassa that Saturday. No one really seemed to know he was at the time. He gave me a demo cd that I still have to this day. So many great performances that didn't make it to dvd. I remember wanting to see more of Jeff Beck. He came out and played like one song with Clapton. Oh and there were these two indians that came out and played sitar and bongos that seemed like it lasted way longer than it should have.
     
  20. monty

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    That was one thing I loved about the first one- the spectrum of different styles.
     

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