The Road to Escondido is a collaborative studio album by J. J. Cale and Eric Clapton. It was released on 7 November 2006. Contained on this album are the final recordings of keyboardist Billy Preston. The album is jointly dedicated to Preston and Brian Roylance. In 2004, Eric Clapton held the Crossroads Guitar Festival, a three-day festival in Dallas, Texas. Among the performers was J. Cale, giving Clapton the opportunity to ask Cale to produce an album for him.
The Road to Escondido is an album by JJ Cale and Eric Clapton.
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The Road to Escondido has been added to your Cart. Clapton hasn't sounded this relaxed or involved in his own material for years. The traditionally laid-back, if not quite snoozy, Cale responds with a comparatively energized performance, likely due to the high-profile company. When the two harmonize on the mid-tempo foot tapper "Anyway the Wind Blows," the result is so natural and spontaneous it's a shame these two didn't join forces earlier.
Guitar great Cale and 3-time Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, 16-time Grammy winner Clapton have teamed up for the first time to create this original album. The resulting hybrid sound defies categorization, but finds influence across the spectrum of blues, rock, country, and folk. The songs are warm and rich, with deep flowing rhythms, yet use an economy of words to express much.
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