Eric Clapton's first album since 2010, OLD SOCK features two new original songs “Every Little Thing” and “Gotta Get Over.” OLD SOCK will be released March 12 on Clapton’s own Bushbranch label. It is produced by Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Simon Climie,
The new album is a collection of some of Clapton’s favorite songs spanning from his childhood to present day. From Leadbelly to J.J. Cale; Peter Tosh to George Gershwin; Hank Snow to Gary Moore and Taj Mahal, this record is a celebration of so many who have inspired Clapton’s rich musical life. The album explores romantic standards of the 30's, reggae, soul, rock, and includes a stand out playful collaboration with Paul McCartney, to create an experience that is quintessential Clapton.
Clapton assembled a band for the recordings consisting of longtime collaborators Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass) and Chris Stainton (keyboards) along with some surprise guest additions. JJ Cale joins the song “Angel” for backing vocals and guitar, Chaka Khan joins as backing vocalist for “Get On Over,” Steve Winwood on the Hammond B3 Organ on “Still Got The Blues,” Paul McCartney on bass/vocals on “All of Me,” Jim Keltner on drums for “Our Love is Here To Stay”.