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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…

A Panda Dad Father's Day on CNN

Panda Dad woke up from hibernation to appear on CNN Sunday Morning on Father's Day. Have a look. I think I did pretty well considering I woke up at 6 am, gulped a cup of coffee in the back of a Town Car and was on live at 7:20 am.

An interview with Dick Latvala: Dick's Picks and more...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Tricky Dick In this 1997 interview, Dick Latvala, Grateful Dead tapemaster and father of Dick’s Picks, reflects on how he turned his hobby into a job. I conducted the interview…

Kirk West, music photographer - great pics by a great friend

  Many know my dear friend Kirk West as an Allman Bros expert. He is also a killer photographer. His great rock pics are coming online - and will finally be able to be viewed and purchased. A fully interactive website with a vast collection…
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One Way Out - Jamming with Andy Aledort

Andy Aledort has been my friend and Guitar World colleague for almost 20 years. He has also been one of my very favorite guitarists - and that's no hyperbole. He has been Dickey Betts' indispensable right hand man in Great Southern for almost…

Big in China band at Suzy Que's BBQ - Sat. June 9

The Big in China Band will return to Suzy Que’s Barbecue in West Orange this Saturday, June 9, with a Family-friendly start time of 8:30. Due to the vagaries of five summer schedules, this will be our last performance for a while, so come…

Big in China excerpt: Teaching "Tight but Loose." Introducing my Chinese bandmates to the Allman Bros.

Signed copies of Big in China are now available directly from me. Click here to order, or for more information about the book. A little background before we get to the Big in China excerpt, inspired by One Way Out: The Inside History…