Wonderful Tonight - Tears In Heaven - Lay Down Sally - Cocaine - I Shot The Sheriff - and many more!
“THE WORLD'S GUITAR PLAYER”* Cliff Stevens' Stunning Tribute To Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton's guitar virtuosity is know the world over. He is admired by musicians and revered by his legion of fans. He is truly the world's guitar player. Although his work exhibits a striking similarity to that of the late B.B. King, he cites Buddy Holly as his original inspiration. “The first time I saw Buddy Holly play, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. I thought his Stratocaster guitar was from outer space. And I knew right then that playing guitar in a rock'n'roll band was what I wanted to do”.
Eric Clapton began to develop his signature style in the 60s, first in The Yardbirds, then The Bluesbreakers, and finally with Cream, the rock world's first “power trio”. In two years, Cream sold millions of albums and became a top concert attraction, filling large stadiums throughout the world. Then he saw The Band, a Canadian group who had just released their critically acclaimed album “Music From Big Pink”. He was blown away, disbanded Cream and began to work on “music of substance, rather than just volume”. In short order he became one of the most successful singer, songwriter, guitarists in the world with hits like “I shot The Sheriff”, “Wonderful Tonight”, “Lay Down Sally” and the heart-wrenching “Tears In Heaven”. He has sold over 100 million records, won 18 Grammys and is the only artist inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 3 times; as a songwriter, solo artist and band member.
Montreal based singer, songwriter and guitarist Cliff Stevens has been a force on the international blues scene for 35 years. He has performed more than 150 concerts, in European countries as far away as Morocco, and coast to coast in Canada and the USA, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, which draws some 15,000 fans annually.
Early in his career, admiration for Eric Clapton prompted Cliff to include many of the star's songs in his shows. And because his appearance, voice and playing style closely resembled Clapton's, fans began demanding “more Clapton stuff”. So encouraged by family, friends and booking agents, he launched an Eric Clapton tribute, which quickly became the most in-demand show of the genre. At the same time, CDs and DVD of his own original blues music continue to get rave reviews.