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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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Derek Trucks 2006 interview: "It’s really nice to get away from the kid thing."

In honor of the release of the Tedeschi Trucks Band's Let Me Get By, which I believe not only represents a quantum leap in the band's development but is the great Derek Trucks studio statement we've all been waiting for, I present this 2006…

Remembering Glenn Frey

The following piece is written by Bob Lefsetz. I did not write it! Bob writes a great newsletter to which I have subscribed and suggest you do as well. Check it out here, along with his archives. Glenn Frey - by Bob Lefsetz He…

RIP Glenn Frey - isolated vocals, "Take It Easy," "Hotel California"

Glenn Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) Well,this has been a hard week. David Bowie, now Glenn Frey. Glenn and the Eagles were not without their controversies and they sure had plenty of critics, but the music was the soundtrack…

Honoring Dr. King with Gregg Allman's haunting "God Rest His Soul"

Please pause to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) today. Today is the 30th time that we as a nation have taken a day off to officially celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. anyone my age or older…

Photos of David Bowie in Russia, 1976

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); How awful to wake up this morning to learn that Dvid Bowie has died at 69. He did a masterful job keeping his illness secret, right through a flurry of press attention for the…

Jimmy Rogers, 1924-1997

Jimmy Rogers was a seminal guitar player -whether or not you've ever heard of him. I never did a massive interview with him, which is endlessly annoying, because I was supposed to do so several times. Circa 1995, I spoke with him several…