Eric Clapton Welcomes John Mayer & Doyle Bramhall II At Crossroads


Eric Clapton delivered his second performance at Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas on Saturday. Clapton would welcome John Mayer and Doyle Bramhall II on a pair of songs to close out his set.

Slowhand kicked things off with “Pretending” followed by “Key To The Highway,” first recorded by blues pianist Charles Segar. The guitar god continued with Willie Dixon’s “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man” ahead of the Cream song “Badge,” a co-write between Clapton and George Harrison. After Robert Johnson’s “Little Queen Of Spades,” Clapton brought Mayer and Bramhall out on “Layla” and the festival’s “titular song, “Cross Road Blues,” also by Johnson.

Clapton retook the stage for a two-song encore of Prince’s “Purple Rain” and Joe Cocker’s “High Time We Went.” Check out video of “Layla” and “Cross Road Blues” below:

Layla via Gregory Marcus

Cross Road Blues via Yuki Sakakibara


Eric Clapton at American Airlines Center

  • Happy Birthday to You  
  • Pretending
  • Key to the Highway  
  • I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man  
  • Badge  
  • Little Queen of Spades  
  • Layla  
  • Cross Road Blues  
  • Purple Rain  
  • High Time We Went  

Tour Dates for Doyle Bramhall II