Andy Fairweather Low Shares Eric Clapton’s Trick To Stand Out

Andy Fairweather Low Shares Eric Clapton’s Trick To Stand Out | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Touring guitarist Andy Fairweather Low was recently featured on BBC Radio 2’s Sound of the ‘70s with Johnnie Walker, where he revealed Eric Clapton’s secret strategy for holding the attention of his audience.

In the early 1990s, Low became a regular member of Clapton’s band as a sideman. Having shared the stage with the famous guitarist so often, Low is undoubtedly familiar with all of Clapton’s antics. According to a recent interview, one of his favorite songs from that decade is “Lonesome and a Long Far From Home” by Clapton. After that, he went on to praise Eric’s guitar playing, remarking on how unique his technique was.

“The thing about the track I picked [‘Lonesome and a Long Way From Home’] is that first solo album of his was where he’s basically with the beginning of the dominoes with Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock, Leon Russell, and all,” Low explained. “They’re all in there, and his guitar playing, he gives it any kind of…it is a different guitar sound he’s got on this particular album, too.”

Low claims that it doesn’t make a difference which guitar Clapton plays since he always manages to sound like himself. So that’s how he manages to grab attention and hold the crowd spellbound: he utilizes a technique none else does. He has the buried knowledge to make it happen, so he will.

He added: “It’s the strength of the man that whatever guitar you give him, he’s just gonna sound like Eric Clapton. That’s the trick; he makes it work. This track, I think, was written by Delaney and Leon. It’s got a fabulous vibe. It’s got an energy; it is a young Eric.”