Eric Clapton – Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa Bay, Florida – Saturday 3 May 2008

Saturday 3 May was the first show of the Summer Tour 2008. The setlist is as follows:

01. Tell The Truth
02. Key To The Highway
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. Little Wing
05. Double Trouble
06. Don’t Knock My Love
07. Outside Woman Blues
08. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
09. Rockin’ Chair
10. Motherless Child
11. Travelling Riverside Blues
12. Running On Faith
13. Motherless Children
14. Little Queen of Spades
15. Before You Accuse Me
16. Wonderful Tonight
17. Layla

18. Cocaine
19. Crossroads (with Robert Randolph)

Doyle Bramhall II (guitar / vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Pino Palladino (bass), Ian Thomas (drums), Sharon White (backing vocals) and Michelle John (vocals).

A listener reported:
This was a truly amazing show! The playing was equally good as in February and the band was absolutely fantastic. Especially the new rhythm section and Doyle Bramhall II were doing a great job.

Highlights were Little Wing, Double Trouble (phenomenal playing by Eric and enhanced by Doyle as a support), Outside Woman Blues (like Doyle played it a Crossroads 2007) and Little Queen of Spades (absolutely mind blowing). But even the familiar songs (Cocaine – nice bluesy solo and Layla) were presented in a great way. Don’t Knock My Love (a 1971 song recorded and released as a single by Wilson Pickett?) was interesting to hear too. I haven’t heard Eric playing Rockin’ Chair (written by Hoagy Carmichael) before, it was slow, ballad type of song.

Little Wing Tampa

Eric Clapton-Little Wing part 1-Tampa 2008

If you have the chance go to see as many shows as possible!