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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…
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ABB done at end of the year - but not yet!

Gregg Allman told Relix that the Allman Brothers Band will no longer tour regularly after 2014. "This is it—this is the end of it,” he told Relix, as part of an interview for the magazine's 40th anniversary issue. "Forty five years is…

Win this Photo

Win this signed original 8x 10 B&W photo of the Allman Brothers at the historic Orpheum Theatre by legendary ABB tour mystic and One Way Out photo editor, Kirk West. Comment on this post on my Facebook Page with your favorite ABB song…

"God Rest His Soul" - Gregg Allman's tribute to MLK

On this MLK Day, I think it's important to remember that when he was killed he was in Memphis marching in support of striking garbage haulers. I'm also sure many of those striking men could have and would have done a lot of other things had…

Beijing Blues: "They say the sun is shining, but I can't see it anywhere."

Pollution in Beijing remains very bad, but they are NOT actually showing pictures of a sunrise. That was a bogus report which I am ashamed to admit I passed along as factual, along with many others. I  will be very happy when the lyrics…
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Charles Shaar Murray on One Way Out

"Like a master bandleader, Alan Paul orchestrates a bluesy, jazzy, rocking chorale of voices telling the tale of a brotherhood under stress and a band who got what they hardly realized they wanted, lost what they had and fought a decades-long…

Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks to leave the ABB at end of the year.

It's been speculated for a while, but Butch Trucks spilled the beans on the Jam Cruise that his nephew Derek would be leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year. As word began to circulate, Derek and Warren Haynes released  both…

George Lange and the Unforgettable Photograph on CBS This Morning

While I was zipping around the Holy Land, my old friend and neighbor from both Pittsburgh and Maplewood George Lange was featured on CBS This Morning talking about his book The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking…
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Awesome interview with 15 y.o. Derek Trucks at the Big House

My old buddy E.J. Devokaitis interviewed 15-year-old Derek Trucks in Duane Allman's bedroom at the Big House for Public Access TV in 1995. The last seven minutes feature the Derek Trucks Band circa 1995. EJ posted this now in spite of some…