Entries by AlanPaul


An Interview with John Mayall

I interviewed John Mayall for the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog in 2015 around his Find a Way to Car album. That blog seems to have disappeared so I’ll be sharing some of the many pieces I did for them here. ** John Mayall was a blues pioneer, one of the first British musicians to […]

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Listen Now to Curated Texas Flood Chapter By Chapter Spotify Playlist – SRV, Jimi, Albert and much more!

  Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan is, of course a book about music and. musicians. Andy Aledort and I carefully constructed these chapter-by-chapter playlists to improve your reading experience. Of course, they are filled with great music and you should listen to them even if you’re not currently reading the book. […]

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Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Bob Weir returns to the land of the living

Today is Bob Weir’s 73rd birthday. Happy birthday Bob. Let’s celebrate with this 2000 Guitar World interview. This interview appears in my Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead, along with similarly extensive interview with Phil, Phil and Trey, Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, Mark Karan and Steve Kimock. It costs less than a latte. […]

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Listen Now To The First Track From Duane Allman’s Final Show

Next month,on October 16th, the Allman Brothers Band are putting out The Final Note, one hour of Duane Allman’s final show, n Oct. 17, 1971 at the Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills, Md, just 12 days before his tragic horrible, no good motorcylce accident. It’s kind of wild how this came to be, […]


My 2019 WSJ Profile of David Crosby

Today is David Crosby’s 79th birthday. In honor of that I am reposting my 2019 WSJ profile of him. This was the first of a string of pieces I’m really proud of which have run in the Weekend Confidential column in the Saturday Review section. Since then I have also profiled Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe, Robbie […]