by (@BHSmithNYC)

Watch Eric Clapton And Friends Pay Tribute To Iconic Americana Songwriter JJ Cale

You know his songs even if you’re not familiar with his name. “After Midnight,” “Cocaine,” “Call Me the Breeze,” these are just some of the rock n’ roll standards that came from the pen and tattered guitar of Tulsa, Oklahoma songwriter JJ Cale. Now the man responsible for making his music a staple of classic rock radio is celebrating his music on a new album of his songs and in a new half hour show, both entitled Eric Clapton – The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, which aired last night on VH1 Classic and will air again tonight on Palladia at 9/8C. In the show, the storied English blues rock guitarist explores Cale’s life and music along with famous friends like John Mayer as well as live performances of some of JJ’s most well-known songs. Watch the full presentation now and learn the impact of one of America’s greatest songwriters.

by (@JordanRuntagh)

EXCLUSIVE: Watch The World Premiere Of Eric Clapton’s New Video, “Call Me The Breeze”

Last July we said a sad goodbye to guitar great J.J. Cale, but now he’s getting a fitting memorial from fellow axe-man Eric Clapton! With a little help from luminaries like Tom Petty, John Mayer, and Willie Nelson, Clapton is releasing a tribute album for his friend entitled The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale. The album hits shelves on July 29th, but VH1 has the exclusive music video for the album opener, Clapton’s soulful cover of Cale’s “Call Me The Breeze”!

Read more…