Concert Details

26 May 2018 – Eric Clapton & His Band


Greenwich Town Party


Venue: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

City: Greenwich

State/Province: CT

Country: United States

Band Lineup:

Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Nathan East – bass
Sonny Emory – drums
Doyle Bramhall – guitar
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Walt Richmond – keyboards
Sharon White – vocals
Sharlotte Gibson – vocals

Show Notes:

Daylong music event exclusively for residents and business owners of Greenwich, CT (proof of residency / business ownership required for ticket purchase / access). This was the 8th annual day-long party in the park with music performed by well-known and emerging artists, locally sourced food, fun, family, and friendship to celebrate and experience the strength of the community on Memorial Day Weekend. The event was sold out.

Note that Greenwich Time, a local newspaper, reported that organizers “will verify the home or business address with a town of Greenwich ZIP code, no exceptions. Within two weeks of purchase, GTP will confirm residency or employment, and tickets will be sent via email to the purchaser. If the purchaser’s billing ZIP code is not within the town of Greenwich, purchaser will be asked to verify residency or employment with a driver’s license, lease, utility bill, or pay stub. The sale will be voided if proof of a local address cannot be verified.”

Eric took the stage at 8:10pm and kicked things off with “Somebody’s Knockin'” from his most recent studio album, I Still Do. As the sun set on the hot humid day, he treated the crowd to the blues classics, “Key To The Highway” and “Hoochie Coochie Man” followed up by his only U.S. number one, “I Shot The Sheriff.” The set list followed the format of last year’s US concerts and the January gig in Paris.

Eric saved the fireworks for the second half of the show, with extended versions of “Got To Get Better In A Little While” and “The Core,” which made it’s first US set list appearance since 1978.  The significance of “The Core’s” appearance in the set list after an absence of forty years was largely lost on the suburban audience.

The main part of the gig wrapped up with “Little Queen of Spades” and “Cocaine.” For the encore, Eric invited Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi to join in on “Crossroads.” Susan shared vocals with Eric, while all four guitarists took extended solos to close out the night.

11:05 – 11:30am  Footprints
11:40 – 12:05pm  Brunswick Music Improv
12:20 – 12:45pm  Jack & Honey
1:40 – 2:10pm  Afternoon Men
3:20 – 3:45pm  Swirl
5:15 – 5:50pm  Vinegar Mother
7:30 – 8:05pm  8-Track Band

11:00am  Pamela Kuhn (Star Spangled Banner)
12:50 – 1:35pm  Charlie Scopoletti & The Truth
2:15 – 3:15pm  Trout Steak Revival
3:50 – 5:10pm  Preservation Hall Jazz Band
5:55 – 7:25pm  Tedeschi Trucks Band
8:15 – 10:00pm  Eric Clapton

Special Guest(s):

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi

Set List:

01. Somebody Knocking
02. Key To The Highway
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. I Shot The Sheriff
05. White Room
06. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
07. Lay Down Sally
08. Layla
09. Tears In Heaven
10. Got To Get Better In A Little While
11. Wonderful Tonight
12. The Core
13. LIttle Queen Of Spades
14. Cocaine
15. Crossroads (Encore) – with Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi

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