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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…

Win this photo!

Less than 24 hours left to enter to win an 8 x 10 copy of the final image in the One Way Out paperback! Kirk West captured this shot just after the final note of the Allman Brothers Band career, Beacon Theatre, 10-28-14. Prize is an…

The Trail He Blazed: RIP Earl Lloyd

Original Old School: The Trail He Blazed  I was very sad to hear about the death of Earl Lloyd yesterday. He broke the NBA's color barrier over 60 years ago. I spoke to him years ago, for  SLAM Issue 94.  He came into the league in…

Layla vocals and lead guitar only - Wow

I just came across the video below, which includes the audo of Layla, stripped down to lead guitar and vocals. Or so it says; certain lead tracks are definitely not there. You will hear what's missing. But it is a fascinating and sometimes eerie…

TTB + Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings To Tour this summer

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is joining forces with modern soul legends Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and acclaimed guitarist and longtime TTB friend and collaborator Doyle Bramhall II for a summer tour. The Wheels of Soul 2015 tour starts…