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"Great Performances" Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival, Chicago (2007)

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Great Performances: Season 36: Episode 2 -- In the spring of 2013 in New York City, Eric Clapton once again assembled an unparalleled lineup of the world's most celebrated guitarists for the fourth incarnation of his legendary Crossroads Guitar Festival. While the previous three festivals were all hosted in sprawling outdoor stadiums, Clapton took the festivities indoors for the first time this year to "The World's Most Famous Arena" Mad...


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Original Air Date:
28 November 2007 (Season 36, Episode 2)
Over 20 of the world's greatest guitarists play sidemen to each other, on one stage, for one day, to support one cause
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 (Episode Cast)

Jeff Beck ... Himself - Guitarist
Doyle Bramhall II ... Himself

Eric Clapton ... Himself - Guitarist
Robert Cray ... Himself

Sheryl Crow ... Herself - Guitarist
The Family Band ... Themselves

Vince Gill ... Himself

Buddy Guy ... Himself - Guitarist

B.B. King ... Himself - Guitarist
Sonny Landreth ... Himself

John Mayer ... Himself - Guitarist
John Mclaughlin ... Himself

Willie Nelson ... Himself - Guitarist

Robert Randolph ... Himself

Hubert Sumlin ... Himself
Susan Tedeschi ... Herself
Derek Trucks ... Himself

Jimmie Vaughan ... Himself - Guitarist

Johnny Winter ... Himself

Steve Winwood ... Himself
Tal Wilkenfeld ... Herself (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Martyn Atkins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mitch Glazer  band introductions co-written by

Produced by
John Beug .... executive producer
Eric Clapton .... producer
Mike Double .... producer (as Mick Double)
Michael Eaton .... executive producer
Sunday Mensah .... associate producer
James S. Pluta .... producer (as James Pluta)
Kathy Rivkin .... associate producer
Jessica Roulston .... line producer
Stephen 'Scooter' Weintraub .... producer
Cinematography by
Martyn Atkins 
Jürg V. Walther 
Film Editing by
William Bullen 
Art Department
Travis D. Shaffer .... set designer
Sound Department
Guy Carbonneau .... audio recording engineer
Ed Cherney .... audio recording engineer
Tedd Hall .... audio sweetening
Lee Hart .... sound recordist
Susan Pelino .... post-production audio mixer
Elliot Scheiner .... supervising sound mixer: 5.1 mix
Camera and Electrical Department
Martyn Atkins .... camera operator
Faith Brewer .... assistant camera
William Bullen .... camera operator
Mark Burnett .... video controller
Joe Carzoli .... camera operator
Michele De Lorimier .... video controller
Mike Frehe .... camera operator
Wyn Griffiths .... camera operator
Al Hilliard .... camera operator
Mike Metcalfe .... camera operator
Christos Moisides .... camera operator
Martin Pauline .... camera operator
Tyler Roach .... electrician
Rick Robertson .... camera operator
Pat Rondou .... camera operator
Frank Sacramento .... camera operator
Mark Schubin .... engineer in charge: high definition
Keith Thorson .... camera operator
Brett Turnbull .... camera operator
Jürg V. Walther .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Dean Chu .... on-line editor
Jennifer Hunter .... assistant editor
Paul Kumpata .... additional editor
Don Pollard .... additional editor
Rod Wardell .... vision mixer
Erick Yablon .... assistant editor
Other crew
Beth Flax .... production assistant
David J. Lind .... production assistant
Tim Rozner .... stage manager
Jerry Simer .... stage manager
Larry Yelen .... producer: interviews
Pam Adams .... special thanks
Ernie Ball .... special thanks
Gibson .... special thanks
Pam Wortheimer .... special thanks

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USA:240 min
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If this is the 2007 Crossroads Festival in Chicago why is the storyline talking about the 2013 gig?
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Great Music, Great Vibes At This Concert!, 26 December 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Different from first Crossorads Festival on DVD, the one held in Texas in 2004, was the following: (1) this one took place in the Chicago area in July of this year; (2) had comedian Bill Murray as a host, beginning the festivities and introducing many of the performers; (3) had some new faces at the concert.

Of the performers that were not on the 2004 DVD, the ones I enjoyed the most were Albert Lee (incredibly-fast hands), Susan Tedeschi, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood and Derek Trucks. Of the new faces, none was more startling than Beck's bass player: Tal Wilkenfeld.

Of the musicians on both Crossroads concert DVDs, once again the one who continues to stun me with his guitar talent is Vince Gill. Next to him, I throughly welcomed back our host, Eric Clapton, of course, who always is fantastic; B.B. King, Jimmy Vaughan, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Doyle Bramhall II and Los Lobos.

I have to admit I do not understand why Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow were there, as this was a guitar festival and neither one is known for that particular talent.

Speaking of talent, here's 10 guitarists, just offhand, I'd love to see if Eric keeps hosting these festivals: Mark Knopfler, Mick Taylor, Ronnie Earl, Keith Richards, Peter Green, Dave Mason, Jack Bruce, Sue Foley, Walter Trout and Robben Ford. I'm sure I left out a ton of other great guitarists, but those just came to mind.

There were touching moments in this all-day concert, too, and you can see the love Eric has with King and Winwood. The whole thing, really, is one big love affair the artists share for each other and the good cause for the concert. Speaking of that, the $20 you shell out for this four hours of music all goes to rehab center in Antigua.

Overall, this is another outstanding Crossroads Guitar Festival and I just hope they keep coming!

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