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The Supreme Court recently passed the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It reads, in part: "Concerning the release of recordings by Rock Stars over the age of Sixty, it shall be required that said Artiste will cover or interpret only material known by the Public At Large as 'Standards,' 'Blues Classics' or 'Favorites From the American Songbook.' This shall not be required exclusively of American Musicians but also any Touring Artistes on U.S. Soil."
And so we have "Old Sock," the latest solo album from Eric Clapton. Oh, no! Not him, too! Well, not totally. In addition to the Gershwins and Kern/Hammerstein II, EC adapts covers Leadbelly, J.J. Cale, Jesse Davis and Taj Mahal, and even Gary Moore.
How does it all work? See for yourself on Friday when Clapton brings his most-excellent band to the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Wallflowers open.
- RICK KOSTER
Eric Clapton, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mohegan Sun Arena; The Wallflowers open; $136, $186; 1-888-664-3426, mohegansun.com.