25 Mar 07
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Eric Clapton said he plans to re-connect with Steve Winwood at the upcoming Crossroads Guitar Festival as “We’ve got unfinished business.” Clapton and Winwood – along with Rick Grech and Ginger Baker – formed the short-lived band in 1969. Blind Faith lasted for just one album and a U.S. Tour before breaking up.
Although not a Blind Faith reunion, a musical collaboration at the festival by Clapton and Winwood on Blind Faith material is still an extremely exciting musical event. In the years since the band’s demise, both have occasionally featured Blind Faith songs in their live repetoire. Well-known songs from the album include, “Presence of the Lord,” “Well All Right,” “Can’t Find My Way Home” and “Sea of Joy”.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival takes place 28 July 2007 at Chicago’s Toyota Park. Other guests at the one day event include Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Los Lobos, John Mayer and many more.
Further announcements regarding additonal artists and festival elements will be forthcoming. Tickets go on sale Saturday 31 March (10AM CST / 11AM EST) via Ticketmaster. All tickets are $90 (plus applicable ticketing / service charges) and include parking.