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Roots Rock Revival: What It's All About

On Monday, August 14, some 100 music lovers and jam fiends from all over the world will descend on the Full Moon Resort near Woodstock New York for the fifth annual Roots Rock Revival music camp. Roots Rock was the brainchild of Allman Brothers…

Watch video for Gregg Allman's "My Only True Friend"

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rounder Records has released a video for "My Only True Friend," the first single off of Gregg Allman's last album, Southern Blood, which will be released Sept. 8 but can…
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Watkins Glen Summer Jam: the story behind the largest rock festival

In honor of Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday, I present this extensive, exclusive article on the Watkins Glen Summer Jam, at the time the largest concert ever. What an event. This story ran in a Grateful Dead one shot I wrote and edited for Parade…
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Scott Sharrard on Gregg Allman - w/ song preview

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I interviewed Scott Sharrard, who played guitar with Gregg Allman since 2008 and became the musical director in 2015, for my Guitar World tribute to Gregg. I could only use a couple…
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Introducing my Chinese bandmates to the Allman Brothers Band

This is an excerpt of my first book, Big in China. Signed copies are available directly from me here, where you can also learn a lot more about the book. It is also available in Kindle right here or as an Audiobook…

Preview 3 songs from Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real

I saw Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real at a showcase show at the Mercury Lounge last month and I thought it was fantastic. I was as excited by an artist whose material I didn't know as i have been in a very long time.  They…
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Reflecting on 25 Years of Interviewing Gregg Allman

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The surprising secret at the heart of Gregg Allman's blues-rock music: He was really a folkie soul singer. I wrote this personal reminiscence of Gregg Allman for Billboard. Re-posted…
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Eric Krasno: center of the jam universe

Last year I profiled Eric Krasno for Relix magazine. Here's the story. Amazing how much good music Eric has been in the middle of. He's paying tribute to Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers Band with Scott Sharrard and others this week…

A review of the Fox Box

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A taste of the music on the Fox Box, with "Can't Lose What You Never Had": I reviewed the Fox Box for Relix and am sharing here. I just saw that the full set is on…
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My Gregg Allman obit for the Wall Street Journal

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I wrote the Wall Street Journal obituary for Gregg just over a month ago. I have to say that in such times, going to work is a great relief even as it is a stress. Like…