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Exclusive Premiere: “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” From ABB Peach Picks

You can buy the album here.  THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND last week released Peach Picks: Cream of the Crop 2003, a collection of the best performances culled from six shows in July and August 2003. The collection includes 36 tracks recorded between July 25 and August 10, 2003 in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Darien Center, NY, Hartford, Charlotte and Raleigh, with no song […]


Duane Betts New EP, available now

Big congrats to my friend Duane Betts on the release of his debut EP  Sketches of American Music. You can buy it from Amazon here, or stream it on Spotify here.  The collection features five original tunes with echoes of country and blues lacing the roots rock. Great stuff. Proud of Duane. We’ve been buddies since he […]

Roots Rock Revival back and better than ever – with Jaimoe!

Roots Rock Revival, an annual instructional music camp in the Catskill Mountains, will return for its sixth year this August with an all-star lineup of musicians including hosts Oteil Burbridge and North Mississippi Allstars brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson. The trio were the first artists to join Roots Rock Revival when the camp was founded […]

RIP Hal Greer – my Slam feature on

RIP Hal Greer. I profiled him in Slam in 2003. I have not updated the file. All information was accurate as of then. Complete Washington Post obit here. * It’s time for a pop quiz, so put down your book and pick up your pencil. This won’t take long. It’s a one-question test, one which […]