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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…

Gig offer in China

I thought this email I received from a booking agent in Beijing was pretty warped on a few different levels. Read it over and see if you can see why. Dear Alan,How are you? I hope you are having a great summer!I am looking for musicians for…

Back in the Saddle

So I did my first proper performance in town on Friday. I have played with my friend Dave's band a few times, but this was my gig. I had Dave Gomberg on lead guitar and Rick Wagner on bass -- two of my best, oldest friends around here -- and…

Letters from my last column

Because I really don't have anywhere else to post them.When you sit around as a writer and send these things out into cyberpsace, there is nothing more satisfying than realizing people have actually read them and they have had some impact.I…