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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…

I'm getting the band back together and heading to Shanghai and Beijing Lit Fests.

Very excited to announce that I will be headed to Beijing and Shanghai for book talks and Woodie Alan reunion shows.  March 15 in Shanghai, March 17 in Beijing. More details here. I am appearing at the Shanghai Literary Festival and Capital…

Chinese pollution and the Beijing Blues

I will be very happy when this Big in China excerpt about living with the horrible, pea-soup pollution seems like old, oudated news. But over the past few days, the pollution readings have reached beyond "really awul" to "just insanely, unbelievably…

The Gender Wage Gap

I came across this info graphic about the ongoing Gender Wage Gap and thought it was worth sharing. Please note that I have not done research to verify the information.   Created by: LearnStuff.com

Andy Aledort jamming with Gov't Mule - and Me

Andy Aledort has been my friend and Guitar World colleague for almost 20 years. As I've said many times, he's also long been one of my favorite guitarists, and that's not just blowing smoke. He has been playing with Dickey Betts for about…