The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center has a wonderful evening of very cool music in store for you. The Clapton Chronicles are a group of finely tuned musicians that will keep you mesmerized with songs that will stir up many of the incredible Rock History memories from the 1960′s & 1970′s. Honoring the famous sounds of the amazing Eric Clapton. This night of tribute will include a repertoire of most acclaimed song titles from Clapton’s early career… remembering the best of ’Cream’, ‘Blind Faith’ & ‘Derek and The Dominos’. This night of tribute will also feature the very talented group of musicians Milagro, dedicated to bringing you their interpretations of music by another legendary giant band, Santana.
Rock Guitarist Carlos Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas which are not generally heard in rock music. Recognizing the highly identifiable smooth guitar styles of Carlos Santana with songs like “Black Magic Woman”, ” Evil Ways,” “Maria, Maria”, “Taboo” and many more.
Eric Clapton has had an amazing and profound impact on our Music History. He has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time! The legendary group Cream brought Clapton to famed recognition in the United States bringing us songs including “Cocaine” and “Badge”, of which Clapton co-wrote with another well-known artist, George Harrison of the Beatles. A friendship that lead Clapton to become the featured guitarist on the very famous Beatles tune, “While my Guitar Gently Weeps”. In 1969, the group entitled Blind Faith was the creation of just one very special album, adding to our Rock History the song, “Layla.” Just a little trivia: did you know that Steve Winwood was also a member of Blind Faith?! In 1970, Derek and The Dominos was formed to create a heavily blues-influenced album of which Clapton collaborated on tunes with such music icons and artists like Dr. John, Leon Russell, Billy Preston and Ringo Starr. Also featured in the lineup was Duane Allman on slide guitar.
Clapton’s solo career skyrocketed in 1974, with the release of his own version of Bob Marley’s, “I Shot the Sheriff,” which became a #1 hit! This helped bring the origin of the song’s ‘Reggae’ sound to mass market as well.
Don’t miss out on this incredible night of music, magic & Rock History Check for ticket availability, this show is sure to sell-out fast!
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Date & Time:
Friday, July 20 • 7:30 p.m. * $35, $30, $25