[Slowhand] RE Electric Driftin' Blues

John Walasko jwalasko at telus.net
Tue Apr 10 14:29:40 EDT 2007

In digest 110, Bruce (stingle at visi.com) wrote;

>>I was at the Fargo show and Driftin' was played sit-down as usual,
>>but with an electric guitar. I was also at the Moline show and
>>Driftin' was played acoustic as it was on all the boots I've heard.

>>Anyone know if Driftin' was only played electric that one time? I
>>liked that version more than the acoustic and couldn't help feeling
>>we were seeing something special.

Clapton also performed "Driftin'" on an electric guitar at the
Calgary show on March 26 2007.
He definitely performed this song on acoustic at the two previous
shows I saw (Seattle and Vancouver).

I'm not a guitar expert, but the guitar used looked like an early
Gibson electric, similar to the model used by jazz guitarist Charlie
Christian in the 1940s.
Possibly a Gibson ES-150 archtop (but this is a guess). The guitar
and amp combination EC used had a beautiful, distorted, warm tone.

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