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Eric Clapton Tribute


A Tribute to Eric Clapton

Wayne Young

A Tribute to Eric Clapton

This show is not an impersonation of but rather a tribute to one of the greatest guitarists of all times.   Often compared to guitar great Eric Clapton, Wayne Young does not simply replicate the blues riffs he has heard on records. He incorporates the emotion of the music into his original performances in his own style.  

Throughout his long professional development as a current and continuous musician, Young’s career has evolved and developed through the changing music climate.

Wayne Young’s diverse career began in 1958 with a local garage band, Chuck Harrod and the Anteaters.  In 1959 he joined the Carnations and Trendells, and then Soul, Inc. during which time he toured with “Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars.” 

The list of Young’s career bands include Cosmo and the Counts, Commonground, Wayne Young and Company, The Heavyweights, The Shufflin’ Grand Dads and his current band, Wayne Young and the New Legends.  Much of the ‘80s saw Young on tour with his critically acclaimed “Midnite Special” show band.

Recognized as a superb guitarist throughout the music community, his music tenure has included national tours with the likes of Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones and Leon Russell to name a few. 

There are few guitarists who exhibited a clear “Blues” thread throughout their careers. Young has been able to do just that.  His playing reflects the blues impact, and influence from that genre.  He skillfully translates that musical expression through his technical ability on the instrument.

The show includes Eric Clapton’s classics “Layla,” “Tears ‘n Heaven,” “I Shot The Sheriff,” and much more.  Young’s playing is known for the stunning power, authority and control of his fretwork.  He is able to pay homage to Clapton by fusing electric-blues with hard-rock, blending in soulful pop-rock and traditional blues.

Wayne Young’s Tribute to Eric Clapton will transform your event from an enjoyable evening to an incredible evening.  Call today to check availability and schedule your show.  


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WQMF Presents: Wayne Young's Tribute to Eric Clapton

March 11, 2016 8:00 PM 
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Tickets on sale 1/22/15. $10 ($1 per ticket to benefit MERF). Doors @ 7:00pm. 18 & over. *This is a partially seated show on a first come/first seated basis.

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Limit 10 tickets per order. 

* Does not include convenience or handling fees.

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