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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

Last Weds. March 1, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC has…

Will Robinson R.I.P.

A basketball legend passed away this week. Here's a little tribute I wrote for Slam. I met Mr. Robinson and chatted with him quite a few times and feel privileged to have done so.

Japan and gigs....

So we're off to Kyoto in the morning. Time to see what Japan is like. It will be a quick and dirty rip but hopefully a nice one. wW will only be in Osaka and Kyoto. Will have to return for Tokyo. In Osaka, we will hook up with childhood friend…

Awful Annie, Pirate Queen

We went to a Pirate Treasure Hunt last weekend in Ritan Park. Photos speak for themselves.

Anna's got the camera

For a self portrait and a picture of Dad...

Ah, the joy of Chinese market shopping

I was over at the nearby local market the other day buying fruit and veggies and some hardware.. wire cutters for changing guitar strings, clippers for trimming plants, etc.. and I saw this lady selling sports stuff.. and we needed a new soccer…

Press for Woodie Alan

We got some nice press on on of China's biggest rock websites. Woodie tells me it's a nice article, though not too exciting. It was my first interview as a musician on the other side of the microphone.

Maple Mountian morels

Modern everyday technology is pretty amazing. It's easy to lose sight of that, but here we have lifelong family friend David Kann spending the weekend in the hills of Western PA with my dad hunting for morel mushrooms and snapping photos on…

Ch-ch-changes

A few months ago in my column about the fast pace of change here, I wrote this:The improvements likely also have something to do with the new China International Exhibition Center being built up the road. The absolutely massive 660,000 square…

Becky's story

This one line haunts me:An estimated 58 million children under 17 live without either of their parents in China's countryside.I think it is going to be a longtime until China really comes to grip with the consequences of this and of the one-child…