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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…

An Interview with Warren Haynes: Gov't Mule's Georgia Bootleg Box

  Please check out my Amazon Ebook One Way Out: An Oral History of the Allman Brothers Band (Kindle Single). Gov’t Mule recently released the first installment in their 'Bootleg Series.’ The Georgia Bootleg Box is a 6-disc…

Fishing with Capt. Mickey, aka Dean Ween

Mickey Melchiondo aka Dean Ween of New Hope, PA has been my bud for about 20 years. It's not like we talk all the time, but our friendship has endured for a long time. It was all based on the simple fact that I loved his music with Ween.…

Great new Led Zeppelin book

Guitar World Editor Brad Tolinski, my longtime friend and colleague  has a great new book out, Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page. It is a must-have for any and all fans of Led Zeppelin. If you are one, go get it. If you know…

Django Reinhardt, 1910-1953

I just came across this tribute to the great guitarist Django Reinhardt I wrote long ago for Guitar world. It inspired me to listen to his timeless music and share it now. Django Reinhardt 1910-1953 When 18-year-old Gypsy guitarist…