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Fingers will fly

Clapton brings together master guitarists for fest

In an interview with studio sound engineers, National Public Radio once had a famous engineer separate blues-rock guitarist Eric Clapton’s guitar licks from the rest of the instruments on the song “Layla.”

Clapton’s improvisation shot to the treble end of things and, all by itself, sounded like a violin.

Clapton shares the stage with other guitar masters in this year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, named for the Brit with magic fingertips.

Denton’s Cinemark 14 is one of 500 theaters airing a big-screen look at the festival at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The 2013 festival features Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band, Booker T., Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Clapton, Los Lobos, Robert Cray and more.

The footage was filmed during the two-day event in New York’s Madison Square Garden in April. The festival started in 2004 and has taken place every three years since then. The festival features blues, classic rock and country and highlights some of the best guitarists making music today.

The festival is presented in multiplexes by NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events.

Tickets cost $14 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $12 for children. To buy tickets online, visit .

— Lucinda Breeding