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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…

Are the Allman Brothers ending this year or not?

I'm getting a lot of emails and other inquiries about whether or not the Allman Brothers will really stop touring after this year. Articles like this one in Ultimate Classic Rock spur the issue along. Of course, that article was based…

Gregg Allman and Jackson Browne - "Melissa" and a great version of "Ain't Wasting Time No More"

Here's another video from the upcoming All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman: Gregg Allman and his old roommate and songwriting mentor Jackson Browne doing "Melissa." I am really proud of the songwriting sidebar…

Eric Church - "Ain't Wasting Time No More

The CD and DVD All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman  will be released on May 6. Yesterday, I posted my review of the evening and a video of "Midnight Rider," featuring Gregg, Vince Gill and Zac Brown. Here's…

Review of All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Alllman

I attended All My Friends, the tribute to Gregg Allman, on January 10 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre and reviewed it for Relix, for their 40th anniversary issue, which I think is still on the stands. With the announcement that the CD and DVD of…
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Derek Trucks on why he's leaving the Allman Brothers Band: "sometimes you just have to step away."

In January, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes issued a joint statement that they would no longer tour with the Allman Brothers Band after this year. Though Gregg Allman said in an interview that the guitarists’ departure would likely…

Wanee 2014

I'm back from Wanee, dazed and confused but happy. It took me a couple of days to process the weekend and get my head back together to be able to write this. It was a great weekend for me. One of the only downers was my flight down there…

An interview with Jaimoe and Junior Mack

The interview below originally ran on Guitarworld.com and WSJ.com's Speakeasy blog - I combined two stories into one here. Over the ensuing two-plus years I have only gained more respect for Jaimoe's Jassz Band and for Junior Mack, whom i…

Warren Haynes on why he decided to leave the Allman Brothers Band

Originally published on WSJ.com Speakeasy blog. Guitarist Warren Haynes has been at the center of the Allman Brothers Band revival for most of the last 25 years. He was founding guitarist Dickey Betts’s foil when the group reunited…

Wanee Festival Here I Come

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