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Butch Trucks Gone 3 Years Ago today.

Wow. It's been three years since we lost Butch Trucks.  Below is a verbatim repost of what I wrote the next day in a haze of sadness, confusion, anger and exhaustion. There are some edits I would normally make, but I think it best to…
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Enjoy Gregg Allman's beautiful remembrance of MLK

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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Gregg Allman…
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Happy Birthday Dickey Betts. A blast from the archives - Dickey and his Gibsons

Today, December 12, 2019, is Dickey Betts' 76th birthday. Happy birthday to an incredibly diverse, unique guitarist, singer and songwriter, whose distinct, melodic guitar licks formed the backbone of what we all know as the Allman Brothers'…
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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…