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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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RIP Brian Farmer, another good man gone too soon.

  Re-posting this today, marking two years since Farmer's death. I am very proud that I own his Strat. Miss this guy very much.  * Warren Haynes’ longtime and much beloved guitar tech Brian Farmer died Sunday August 24,…

An interview with John Fogerty

I interviewed John Fogerty last year for the Wall Street Journal in advance of three shows he played at the Beacon. We spoke a lot longer than I could come close to capturing in that piece. Here is the more extensive Q&A. •• It’s…

The full text of Amazon's George Orwell letter

New York Times reporter David Streitfield has been covering the Amazon/Hachette dispute since it began. He has an interesting, humorous take on the latest development - a rather odd and clearly misguided George Orwell reference. Money quote: The…

Checking in with the North Mississippi All Stars

I'll be hanging out with the Dickinson brothers in a couple of weeks at Butch Trucks' Roots Rock Revival. Great guys, great band, great spirit. This story originally ran in Relix. It’s soundcheck at New Jersey’s South Orange Performing…
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One Way Out excerpt: The recording of At Fillmore East

In honor of the release of the expanded The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, I present the following excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. This is a partial, very abridged version of Chapter 8. To read…