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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…

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…