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Duane Allman's Spirit Was Alive And Well in 2014

Allman Brothers Band Channels Late Founder as Final Show Approaches I wrote this article for the Wall Street Journal. It ran on 10-28-14, the day of the last show. I hard forgotten about it a bit and wanted to share again. (adsbygoogle…
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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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Five years ago, Derek Trucks got his mushroom tattoo.

Five years ago I was honored to sit in for several of the rehearsals for the Allman Brothers band's final shows. It was incredible then and is more incredible now, on reflection. Wow. Did that happen? Even more remarkable was being in the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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9/11 18 Years Later. Still Raw.

Reposted today, as I do every year on this date. I don’t think the words will ever be any less true. Two years ago, I took the whole family to visit the Flight 93 crash sight in Shanksville, PA and paid our respects. All the same feelings… My…
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Allman Brothers Band shares Midnight Rider from upcoming Live at Fillmore West release.

The Allman Brothers Band has shared another track to appear on their forthcoming live archival release, Fillmore West '71. The much anticipated album - any new Duane is good Duane and this is great Duane - will be released Sept. 6. Photo…
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Rolling Stone excerpt of Texas Flood live now!

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan is excerpted in Rolling Stone! It's a chapter on recording, rehearsing, then falling out with David Bowie. Read it here > http://bit.ly/2MEy2tx Then order the book! >…
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Texas Flood AudioBook is something very special!

The Texas Flood Audiobook is off the hook good! Andy Aledort and I read the prose - but much more exciting so did all three members of Double Trouble: Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans. You read that right! They read their own…
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An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter In Celebration of Hunter's 78th Birthday today. My 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview for Hunter's City Winery shows. Robert…
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Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review: An Interview With David Mansfield

I eagerly watched Martin Scorsese’s new “documentary” Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, as soon as it debuted on Netflix. It’s an incredible movie, featuring footage from the legendary, always intriguing 1976 Rolling Thunder…