Monday, July 15, 2013

Eric Clapton: Old Sock

"Eric Clapton came on stage Friday night with nary a ‘hello.’ Instead, the three time rock and roll hall of famer decided to let his fingers do the talking. His fast action plucking through a solo on 'Gotta Get Over' drew whoops and cheers from the sold out crowd at Mohegan Sun. The riffage on the track, a new one off his latest album titled 'Old Sock,' grabbed the audience’s attention and drew a mid-song standing ovation. It was just an early on sign that Slow Hand hasn’t lost his mojo. The rocker’s voice was still in fine shape, as the 68 and one-week old Clapton brought the set downtempo for his well known ballads like 'Tears In Heaven' and 'Wonderful Tonight.' Still, Clapton was at his best living at the bottom of his Stratocaster’s neck for the upbeat blues jams like 'Stones In My Passway,' or 'Crossroads.' The rest of the band was as tight and professional as could be imagined, locked in by Steve Jordan’s on point percussion. Clapton stepped away to give an equal amount of technical floating by guitarist Doyle Bramhall II and ivory dancing from keyboardist Chris Stainton" (Nick Caito, "Eric Clapton Rocks at a Sold Out Mohegan Sun Arena," Sound Check, 4/6/13).

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