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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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Doyle Bramhall II on his new album

Doyle Bramhall II on his recent album, Rich Man. Originally published in Guitar World. “This feels monumental to me,” says Doyle Bramhall II, about Rich Man, his first album since 2002’s Smokestack. “I spent a year and half recording…
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Warren Haynes, Don Was to take the Last Waltz 40 on the road

I was in New Orleans during Jazz Fest when Warren Haynes and bassist Don Was hosted an all-star tribute in honor of The Last Waltz’s 40th anniversary. It was a great night at the Saenger Theater.  Now,…
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The downside of being an expat: Saying Good Bye

Going through some old files looking for something and I came across this 2007 The Expat Life column about the sadness that descends every June as dear friends move on. Just thought I'd share. ** Summer is the transient time of the year…

We're not moving to Canada. So what do we do now?

Stop talking about moving to Canada! It’s not happening and it’s insulting to the people who really are most likely to be in trouble and simply don’t have the option. Our African American brothers and sisters survived slavery, Jim Crow,…

Robby Krieger on "When The Music's Over"

I heard The Doors' "When the Music's Over" on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks today and was struck both by how appropriate it felt and how good it was. Then I remembered how much I enjoyed talking to Robby Krieger about his killer guitar solo, which…

Gregg Allman cancels City Winery shows - his band will play on

UPDATE: All of the dates through thew winter have been cancelled and most rescheduled. Get well Gregg.This was way more than just a single run of shows. As first reported by Adam Zagoria on Zag's Blog... sad news. PRESS RELEASE…

Stream track from new Rossington album

Gary Rossington and his wife, Skynyrd backing vocalist Dale Krantz-Rossington, have a new album Take It On Faith, out tomorrow. Dale was the lead vocalist in the Rossington Collins Band and returns to that role here. I interviewed Gary…
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Gregg Allman announces winter dates

UPDATE: All of the dates listed below have been cancelled and most rescheduled. Get well Gregg. Seeing all of these listed and realizing the scope of the cancellation is scary. Gregg Allman has announced a winter tour. He'll have…