Over the weekend, I did something I’ve never done before — and I’m giddy as a drunken man! — I paid $30.00USD to join the Eric Clapton fan club online. Eric’s fan club is operated by Warner Brothers, his record company, and it looks like there are around 2,000 paid members of the community.
We’ve hinted at it before, but now we’re officially saying: “Eric Clapton is the Modern Master of The Blues.” For 50 years Eric Clapton has dedicated his life to celebrating American Blues in the mainstream of popular music.
There are guitars — and then there are GUITARS! — and while I haven’t written about it much yet, I share with you today that my current favorite guitar for playing the Blues is my Eric Clapton “Blackie” Signature Stratocaster made by the Fender Custom Shop. I don’t have the $24,000.00USD Guitar Center Blackie tribute guitar — I just have a regular black “Blackie.” Oh, and yes, I too, made the switch from Ernie Ball Slinkys to D’Addario EXL110’s… just like Eric did.