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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Chicago Blues review: Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood & and Buddy Guy Wednesday Nite

That legendary Rock and Blues threesome, starting with Winwood and Clapton, who go way back to the young rock and rolling Yardbirds, Cream and Traffic days, met up with living legend of the Chicago Blues scene Buddy Guy last night for a somewhat impromptu jam session.

Guy, an original Blues "King" just like BB, are now standing nearly alone as old timer's as another hometown blues legend and good friend of theirs, Koko Taylor, just passed away and was laid to rest last week, as most of you I'm sure are aware.

So the three music icons together have logged a lot of stage time over their years, of touring theworld over, and they reprised a familiar routine, this time at the Chicago United Center, and I caught this review of this no doubt great show this morning in the Chicago Tribune.

Full Coverage: Concert review: "Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood shuffled on-stage Wednesday at the United Center like a couple of golf buddies in loose-fitting jeans and untucked shirts.

No introduction, a couple of waves, a brief smile, and then they got down to business. When the concert ended more than two hours later after a satisfyingly intense exploration of most facets of their careers, together and apart, they ceded the stage to a man who inspired them both: Buddy Guy.

Without introduction, the shaven-headed Guy radiated testosterone and charisma, and Clapton and Winwood traded a knowing smile as the master in their midst tore into his solos with a violence that was jarring. The performance capped a night in which Clapton and Winwood renewed their vows to a style of music-making that is no longer particularly in fashion, a style of in-the-moment... [read full story]"


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