Eric Clapton Announces 'Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019' Live Album

Eric Clapton performs at Hyde Park on July 8, 2018 in London.
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Eric Clapton has announced a live album of performances culled from the 2019 edition of his Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Spanning 3CDs and 6LPs - and 2DVDs and a Blu-ray - the 42-song set features performances from Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., The Marcus King Band, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Clapton himself and many, many more.

Taking place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on September 20 & 21, 2019, the festival was put together to raise money for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, the chemical dependency treatment and education facility that Clapton helped found in 1998.

Marcus King performs at the 2019 Crossroads Festival

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Highlights from the mammoth live album/film include Clapton and Frampton's version of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (the first time the two had ever shared a stage together), Clapton's version of "Layla" with John Mayer and Clapton's acoustic version of "Wonderful Tonight" with Andy Fairweather Low.

Other highlights include brief but incendiary sets from Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Lianne La Havas and many more, plus Clapton's moving cover of Prince's "Purple Rain." 

Peter Frampton performs at the 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival

(Image credit: Crossroads Concerts LLC)

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 is set for a November 20 release. To preorder the album, step right this way.

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 tracklist:

  1. "Native Stepson" – Sonny Landreth    
  2. "Wonderful Tonight" – Eric Clapton & Andy Fairweather Low
  3. "Lay Down Sally" – Eric Clapton & Andy Fairweather Low
  4. "Million Miles" – Bonnie Raitt, Keb’ Mo’ & Alan Darby
  5. "Son’s Gonna Rise" – Citizen Cope with Gary Clark Jr. 
  6. "Lait / De Ushuaia A La Quiaca" - Gustavo Santaolalla
  7. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" – Doyle Bramhall II with Tedeschi Trucks, Band
  8. "That’s How Strong My Love Is" – Doyle Bramhall II with Tedeschi Trucks Band
  9. "Lift Off"– Tom Misch
  10. "Cognac" – Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang
  11. "Everything Is Broken" – Sheryl Crow & Bonnie Raitt
  12. "Every Day Is A Winding Road" – Sheryl Crow with James Bay
  13. "Retrato" – Daniel Santiago & Pedro Martins
  14. "B-Side" – Kurt Rosenwinkel with Pedro Martins 
  15. "Baby, Please Come Home" – Jimmie Vaughan with Bonnie Raitt
  16. "How Long" – The Marcus King Band
  17. "Goodbye Carolina" – The Marcus King Band
  18. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" – Peter Frampton with Eric Clapton
  19. "Space For The Papa" – Jeff Beck
  20. "Big Block" – Jeff Beck
  21. "Caroline, No" – Jeff Beck
  22. "Cut Em Loose" – Robert Randolph
  23. "Hold Back The River" – James Bay
  24. "When We Were On Fire" – James Bay
  25. "Mas y Mas" – Los Lobos
  26. "Am I Wrong?" – Keb’ Mo’
  27. "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" – John Mayer
  28. "How Blue Can You Get?" – Tedeschi Trucks Band
  29. "Shame" – Tedeschi Trucks Band
  30. "Is Your Love Big Enough" – Lianne La Havas
  31. "I Say A Little Prayer" – Lianne La Havas
  32. "Feed The Babies" – Gary Clark Jr. 
  33. "I Got My Eyes On You (Locked & Loaded)" – Gary Clark Jr. 
  34. "Pearl Cadillac" – Gary Clark Jr. 
  35. "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down" – Vince Gill with Albert Lee & Jerry Douglas
  36. "Tulsa Time" – Vince Gill with Albert Lee, Bradley Walker, Albert Lee & Jerry Douglas
  37. "Drifting Too Far From The Shore" – Bradley Walker with Vince Gill, Albert Lee & Jerry Douglas
  38. "Badge"– Eric Clapton
  39. "Layla" – Eric Clapton with John Mayer & Doyle Bramhall II
  40. "Purple Rain" – Eric Clapton & Ensemble
  41. "High Time We Went" – Eric Clapton & Ensemble
  42. "Going Going Gone" - Doyle Bramhall II with Tedeschi Trucks Band
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at and He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.