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Derek and Doyle Take Shanghai with Eric Clapton

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the release of Eric Clapton's new double-CD Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale), I present the following article, which I wrote for Guitar World. Hanging…
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RIP Butch Trucks, 1947-2017

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks (b. May 11, 1947, d. January 24, 2017) It’s with a very heavy heart that I report the death of Butch Trucks, drummer, founding member and…
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John Belushi jamming with the Allman Brothers

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); John Belushi would have been 68 today. On 4/20/79, he joined the Allman Brothers onstage at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ for "Hey Bartender." Check it out: (adsbygoogle…

Rich Robinson

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the debut last weekend in four shows of The Magpie Salute, featuring Rich Robinson with several Black Crowes alum, including guitarist Marc Ford, I present...  The…
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Oteil sits in with Tedeschi Trucks Band

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); How nice to see Oteil Burbridge back on stage with the Tedeschi Trucks Band for a song last weekend at the Sunshine Blues Fest in Boca where Oteil now lives. They played Leon Russell's…

Gregg Allman's tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Every year on MLK Day I share "God Rest His Soul," Gregg Allman's beautiful tribute to Dr. King, which he wrote and recorded in 1968, shortly after the assassination. Gregg Allman wrote this song for Dr. King but it was never on…
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Phathers and Sons: Trey Anastasio Meets Phil Lesh

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I compiled my best Grateful Dead-releated journalism in an Amazon Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead. This interview with Trey Anastasio and Phil Lesh…

Stevie Ray Vaughan with David Bowie rehearsals

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); David Bowie died one year ago today. I've been spending a lot of time digging into Stevie Ray Vaughan's work with Bowie on Let's Dance, which was brought the guitarist to the…

Marc Quinones - The Allman Brothers' secret weapon

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Percussionist Marc Quinones may just be the most overlooked, underrated member in the Allman Brothers' storied 45-year career. He was an incredibly insightful interview and…