Eric Clapton played the first of his three scheduled U.S. dates this year Saturday at the Greenwich Town Party, entertaining citizens of the exclusive section of Connecticut.
What was special about this show (outside of what the organizers must have ponied up to hire him) was the first U.S. performance in 40 years of "The Core," a long track from his 1977 album Slowhand. Otherwise, the show was typical of those he's been doing for the past few years.
Saturday's bill also included Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Derek Trucks, who used to be in Clapton's band, and his wife Susan Tedeschi joined Clapton for "Crossroads."
Clapton has two shows in Germany in July, one in London and two at Madison Square Garden in New York in October.