Monday, April 2, 2007

In Concert: Eric Clapton (40th Birthday Present)

image from youtube.com

Venue: Kemper Arena; Kansas City, MO
The Players: Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar), Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Willie Weeks (bass), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Tim Carmon (keyboards), Michelle John (backing vocals), Sharon White (backing vocals)

This concert was a gift to me for my 40th birthday. My then-wife surprised me (and 7 others) with tickets to Eric Clapton – and the T-shirts which proclaim “We’re with that 40 Year Old Guy.”


The Set List:

1. Tell the Truth
2. Key to the Highway
3. Got to Get Better in a Little While
4. Little Wing
5. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?

ACOUSTIC SET:

6. Driftin’
7. I’ll Give You Money (Outside Woman Blues)?
8. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
9. Running on Faith
10. Motherless Children
11. Little Queen of Spades
12. Further on Up the Road
13. Wonderful Tonight
14. Layla

ENCORE:

15. Cocaine
16. Crossroads (with Robert Cray)