Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Elvis Costello & Billy Gibbons TOGETHER!

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Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival

The 3 legends of rock came together Friday night…

eric clapton hubert sumlin zippo kluv getty photo by tasos katopodisgetty images for gibson Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Elvis Costello & Billy Gibbons TOGETHER!

Eric has some history with Hubert. (L-R) Musicians Hubert Sumlin, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton perform during the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Gibson)

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eric Clapton[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Richards[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Gibbons[/lastfm] joined a ton of other great performers, too. All the excitement was at New York’s Apollo Theatre to pay tribute to the late [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hubert Sumlin[/lastfm], the guitarist best known for his work with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Howlin’ Wolf[/lastfm]. Sumlin died in December at age 80.

Also on the bill were [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Costello[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimmie Vaughan[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Buddy Guy[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Warren Haynes[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Derek Trucks[/lastfm], his wife [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Susan Tedeschi[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robert Randolph[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kenny Wayne Shepherd[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimmy Vivino[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Johansen[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keb Mo[/lastfm][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Doyle Bramhall the second[/lastfm] and many others. Proceeds will go to the Jazz Foundation of America, which helps impoverished musicians.

The house band featured [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jim Keltner[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steve Jordan[/lastfm] on drums, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kim Wilson[/lastfm] on harmonica and vocals, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Danny Kortchmar[/lastfm] on guitar, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Willie Weeks[/lastfm] on bass and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ivan Neville[/lastfm] on keyboards. ~JZ.


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