Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead

I'm very proud about my new Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead and hope that you will check it out. The book includes interviews with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Phil and Trey Anastasio together,Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann,…

Try a new Chinese cuisine

In 2008, I was asked by NBC.com to make a list of things for Olympics visitors to do in Beijing. One of my suggestions was to try a new kind of Chinese cuisine. I stand by the list - but not the restaurant recommendations, which are five years…

World blues: guqin/guitar duet

This was a fully improvised performance at the Xiamen Beach Festival discussed in the Big in China prologue. Zhang Yong opened up with a solo guqin piece and 10 minutes before he went on, e told me to come out when he looked at me and nodded…

Why I Write

I did in an interview for the Why I Write website, and I think it came out pretty well. It's really hard to read something like about yourself and not feel a little pompous, but it captures my method of writing, or lack thereof. Amazon.com…

Playing Duane Allman's guitar

A special guest post: What was it like to play Duane Allman’s guitar? by Sonny Moorman I had the thrill of my musical life last year when I got to play Duane Allman’s 1957 Goldtop Les Paul on a Macon, Georgia, stage. I grew…