"The Breeze" Wins Downbeat Magazine's 2015 Reader's Poll for Best Blues Album!
October 27, 2015
The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale by Eric Clapton & Friends has scored another recognition milestone, having previously won Vintage Guitar Magazine's Reader's Choice as Album of the Year for 2014. Eric Clapton assembled an all star cast for his tribute to JJ Cale including John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks, David Lindley, Albert Lee, Reggie Young, Don White, Doyle Bramhall II, Don Preston, Christine Lakeland, Greg Leisz, Jim Keltner, Nathan East, Jimmy Markham, David Teegarden, Mickey Raphael, James Cruce, Jimmy Karstein, Jamie Oldaker, Michelle John, Sharon White, Simon Climie and Satnam S Ramgotra for the project. The box sets include JJ Cale's original versions of all the songs covered by Eric and friends in the tribute. Eric also made the very creative extra nod to JJ Cale by starting the record off with a sample of Cale's own count in to his original version of "Call Me The Breeze" from his debut album, "Naturally". Eric's video for the song was also perhaps the deepest tribute any one artist could pay to another. Once again sincere Thanks to Eric and thanks to all who have supported the Album.