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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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Allman Brothers' Beacon rehearsal

I had the pleasure of sitting in on an Allman Brothers Band Beacon rehearsal in a Manhattan studio Sunday night for several hours. It was a really interesting and they sounded very good. I am sworn to secrecy on what specifically I heard,…

China-bound. Beijing and Shanghai dates!

Very excited about this upcoming jaunt to BEIJING AND SHANGHAI – playing music and talking books. Woodie Alan Reunion shows and Lit Fest Appearances SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL: •MARCH 15, 7 PM Appearing on a panel…
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St. Martin's to release One Way Out as a full-length hardcover book

"If you want to know the real deal, read Alan Paul. I learned a lot reading One Way Out." -Oteil Burbridge, the Allman Brothers Band “No journalist knows the ins and outs of the Allman Brothers Band better than Alan Paul.” -Warren…

Big in China Excerpt: Laoshi Yechen on Fake Monks

I read this WSJ China Real Time with great interest: A fake monk scandal scars one of the country's sacred mountains.  It got me thinking and prompted me to post this Big in China excerpt about my Chinese teacher turned monk Yechen. He…
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When Dixie met Woodie

As detailed in Big in China, when my father, Dixie Doc, visited Beijing in July, 2008, he played two gigs with Woodie Alan. We transformed into a passable Dixieland jazz abnd for about 4 songs per night... "All of Me," "Bill Bailey," "When the…

Larry McCray takes "Soulshine" to church

Bluesman Larry McCray was the first to record Warren Haynes' anthem "Soulshine." Larry is an old, dear friend of Warren's and I have had the pleasure of hanging out with the two of them together. That was backstage at Pine Knob outside Detroit.…

Gov't Mule, Fallen Down

Just stumbled across this video and wanted to share and have it on my website. A great version of a great song. RIP Allen Woody.