Sunday, February 22, 2015

Eric Clapton to be inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame

Eric Clapton is among the artists set to be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee this spring.

Little Richard and Griffin Brothers Orchestra leader Tommy Brown will join Clapton as 2015 inductees during The Blues Foundation event over the May 6-8 weekend.

The trio join more than 130 performers who have been inducted since 1980.

Clapton has been named for induction into the Blues Hall of Fame for his many musical achievements, as well as for his role as a popularizer of the entire genre. He brought the blues to audiences in his native Britain and throughout the world, illuminating the work of the original blues artists who inspired him.

Last year, Clapton released the tribute album, "The Breeze (An Appreciation of J.J. Cale)",plus the documentary, “Planes, Trains And Eric” – a film documenting his life on the road during the Far and Middle Eastern leg of his 2014 tour.

Clapton’s last solo studio album was 2013’s “Old Sock.”

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