THE BOOT – ALL FOR THE HALL 2013 PICTURES: KEITH URBAN, VINCE GILL & FRIENDS PLAY TREMENDOUS FUNDRAISER
Country music Hall of Famer Vince Gill just returned from performing at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 12 and 13. Gill performed both nights. On Friday, April 12, he accompanied guitarist Andy Fairweather-Low and host Clapton on two of Clapton’s biggest hits: “Lay Down Sally” and “Wonderful Tonight.”
On Saturday, April 13, Gill and his band performed alongside guitar great Albert Lee and fellow country music star Keith Urban. They performed the following songs: “Ain’t Living Long Like This” (Rodney Crowell song); “Leave My Woman Alone” (Ray Charles song, Lee on lead vocals); “Tumbling Dice” (Rolling Stones song, Urban on lead vocals) and “Set Me Up” (Mark Knopfler song, recorded by Eric Clapton).
Proceeds from the 2-day concert benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric Clapton, a drug treatment center located in Antigua. The concerts are intended to be a showcase for a variety of guitarists of which all were hand-picked by Clapton. Gill has appeared at all the previous Crossroads Guitar Festivals held in 2004, 2007 and 2010. For more information, go to www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com/