Entries by AlanPaul

An interview with Bill Kreutzmann

On the occasion of his birthday…. Give the Drummer Some  As he prepared to release his memoir, Deal, Bill Kreutzmann reflected on the joy and frustrations of life in the Grateful Dead, working with Jerry Garcia – and what Phil Lesh had against John Belushi. Going deep with the drummer. A small portion of this […]

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RIP Col. Bruce – A Tribute to a Friend and Genius

Oteil Burbridge: “If you’re lucky enough, you’ll meet someone who will show you the impossible over and over again until one day you find yourself doing things you never thought you possibly could. Without him there would be no Oteil in the Allman Brothers Band or Dead & Co. There would be no Oteil From […]


Gregg Allman on supporting the home team

I’ve been going through my archives and interviews conducted for One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band and pulling out some great pieces and tidbits that didn’t fit the book but that I wanted to share. such as… As discussed in the songwriting story in One Way Out,, Gregg Allman and Jackson Browne were roommates […]

Albert King Career Overview

I wrote a lot of entries for a couple of Music Guides many eons ago. I am going to start sharing some here, starting with one of my all-time favorite guitarists. If this interests you, please check out my interview with Albert here – it was one of my first interviews for Guitar World and it remains one […]

Taj Mahal and Keb Mo’ team up

Taj Mahal and Keb Mo’ have teamed up for a new album, TajMo, and will be touring together this spring and summer. They are two of my favorites and I’ve been paying more attention to Keb since the Love Rocks NYC show at the Beacon. I thought his “In My Life” was a highlight – it […]

John Prine: A Short Appreciation

Some reflection on why I was so profoundly moved by seeing John Prine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center last Saturday… I thought I was a John Prine fan. I knew all the words to his “Please Don’t Bury Me” when I was 14. I’ve played his relatively obscure “Great Rain” since Big In […]