MUSIC REVIEW | Geniuses intersect at his 2nd Crossroads here
BY JEFF JOHNSON Staff Reporter
Maybe it's just in the collective imagination of the 27,000-plus brainwashed boomers who went down to the Crossroads on Saturday, but it sure seems that the music of 40 years ago is ever more vibrant than today's lame pop tunes. It's unlikely that fans in 2050 will look back on 2010 the way today's fiftysomethings revere the sounds of 1970.
Is it a wave of nostalgia or clouded judgment caused by the burning hemp wafting through Toyota Park in Bridgeview? Could be. Still, Eric Clapton's third-ever Crossroads Guitar Festival and the second in three years at the Chicago Fire's home stadium was the toughest ticket in town based on a reunion of the two principals in the 1969 English supergroup Blind Faith, which ran its course even before Clapton and his Crossroads musical partner Steve Winwood could wrap up their first tour. And the influence of the power-trio format, as popularized by Clapton's earlier band Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was pervasive Saturday.http://www1.vincegill.com/news.php?title=c...p;tb=1&pb=1 =