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Saturday, July 29, 2017


(Rusty Red)

Durban ‘Bluesman’ Rusty Red will headline at the Rhumbelow this August with his sell-out offering Crossroads, a Tribute to Eric Clapton & Friends.

The show premiered at Rhumbelow Tina’s in Kloof in May. Accompanied by his countrymen, Chris Melling on drums and lefty Skippy Kubheka on bass guitar, the trio will meet audiences at the Crossroads and take them on a journey through a soundtrack driven by blues icons: Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and more.

The show will highlight Eric Clapton’s greatest hits from his early days in Cream, The Yardbirds and as a solo artist, a career that has spanned more than four decades and has earned him a triple induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Eric Clapton drew inspiration from BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters among other Blues legends, and in turn Clapton inspired modern Blues musicians, including John Mayer. His influence and collaborations have earned him 18 Grammy Awards, of which our own Blues craftsmen will showcase favourites in this stellar performance.

This not to be missed show will include the latest and greatest hits including Before you accuse me, Lay down Sally, Crossroads, Change The World, Pride and Joy, Little Wing, Wonderful tonight, Slow Dancing in a burning room and many more.

Presented by Rhumbelow Theatre, Umbilo, and Black Lapel Productions, Crossroads, a Tribute to Eric Clapton & Friends runs from August 4 to 6 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 20h00 and Sunday at 14h00 and 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners and tables of eight or more). Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit