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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

New Woodie Alan website

We played our second festival gig tonight. It was less dramatic, Dave was not here which automatically made it less good, but we were ore relaxed and played great. It was a smaller crowd.. work day versus weekend, but still plenty of people.…

Tour diary continued: Xiamen club gig

Our first night in Xiamen we played at the 1970s Club, did a 90 minute late night set that went really well. Back on the big stage tonight.Band photo with friend/shred master Powell Youngin front of the wonderfully named 1970s Club.After the…

Xiamen Beach Festival 2008

We headlined the Xiamen Beach Festival tonight and played on a huge stage in front of thousands of people. There was a full moon overhead; the Taiwan Straits and a crashing surf behind us; lanterns filling the air, fueled by candles -- mini…

Xiamen Beach Festival 2008

We headlined the Xiamen Beach Festival tonight and played on a huge stage in front of thousands of people. There was a full moon overhead; the Taiwan Straits and a crashing surf behind us; lanterns filling the air, fueled by candles -- mini…

Woodie Alan Beijing Blues tour 2008

We are on the road, baby.You can now safely call Woodie Alan a touring band. We are doing six or seven shows in a week. Right now we are in Xiamen in South China, right across the straits from Taiwan, for a Beach Festival. They flew us down…

Catching up... first Sanya

I am still catching up and reeling from all that Olympics crust.. just as I shook that off, I plunged into a new set of fairly daunting realities.. getting ready to actually, gulp, repatriate, trying to finish a CD and play as many gigs as possible,…

Requiem for a Team

Once upon a time there was a baseball team in Pittsburgh.This video "celebrates" their 16th consecutive losing season, a record in any professional sport.

Cool Woodie Alan photos...

From last week's Star Live show, which I wrote about. We are lucky to have some great photographer friends...

Leaving Letters column

Readers Offer Sage Advice:How to Cope with Going HomeJuly 30, 2008The reaction to my last column, regarding our decision to leave China early and return to the U.S. in December, was overwhelming. I received so much mail and found so much of…