Entries by AlanPaul

Rich Robinson

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 GW Inquirer with Rich Robinson – from 2004, as he was releasing his first solo album, Paper. You just released your first solo album, Paper. Is […]


Oteil sits in with Tedeschi Trucks Band

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 Space Captain. Check it out: Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Sunshine Music Festival | Boca Raton, FL | 1/15/17 Set: Anyhow, […]

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 any of his proper releases. He’s said that he never intended to release it and just […]

Stevie Ray Vaughan with David Bowie rehearsals

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 attention of many in 1983. Check out some of their rehearsal work for the world tour that Stevie was supposed to be on. […]

Marc Quinones – The Allman Brothers’ secret weapon

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 source of information for One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.  I wanted to share separate things that two founding members of the band – Jaimoe and […]


Just an incredible 1970 Leon Russell and friends performance

This Leon Russell and friends performance from 1970 is a contender for greatest thing ever. Fantastic music. Impeccable historical document. Includes Jim Horn, Furry Lewis, Don Preston, Carl Radle… and a bunch of their children… The following information all comes from this very interesting website dedicated to 1970s bootleg recordings. This broadcast was very widely bootlegged. […]


Jimmie Vaughan: Powerful Stuff

Jimmie Vaughan and Steve Miller were terrific last night, playing the music of T-Bone Walker at Jazz for Lincoln Center. Afterwards, I had a great chat with Jimmie whom I had not seen in person in over a decade. It inspired me to dig up this interview, originally published in Guitar World, July 2010. I think […]