Rock & Roots Featured LP 8/11-15 Eric Clapton & Friends, 'The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale'

Aug 8, 2014

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new album from Eric Clapton & Friends 'The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale '... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

Eric Clapton And J.J. Cale: Notes On A Friendship:

There are, you could argue, two strands of Eric Clapton fans: those who love his scorching electric solos and groundbreaking fusions of blues and rock, and those who prefer his mellow, unplugged pop songs from later years. The two groups might just find common ground on his latest album.

The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale is in stores now. It's an all-star tribute to Clapton's friend, the guitarist and singer-songwriter from Tulsa, Okla. J.J. Cale deeply inspired Clapton and wrote two of his biggest hits, "After Midnight" and "Cocaine."

The album includes all-star guests Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson, Derek Trucks and John Mayer. Clapton was in England when he got a text message that Cale had died; as he tells NPR's Eric Westervelt, it was on the long flight to Los Angeles for the funeral that he began to map his tribute out. Hear the radio version at the audio link, and read more of their conversation HERE...