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The amazing, insane totally true story of Col. Bruce Hampton's death

A year ago today, May 1, 2017, Col. Bruce Hampton died n in the most dramatic possible fashion during his 70th birthday party concert at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  I wrote the following story for the Wall Street Journal and…
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Duane Betts New EP, available now

Big congrats to my friend Duane Betts on the release of his debut EP  Sketches of American Music. You can buy it from Amazon here, or stream it on Spotify here.  The collection features five original tunes with echoes…

Roots Rock Revival back and better than ever - with Jaimoe!

Roots Rock Revival, an annual instructional music camp in the Catskill Mountains, will return for its sixth year this August with an all-star lineup of musicians including hosts Oteil Burbridge and North Mississippi Allstars brothers Luther…

Allman Brothers Announce 4-disc set due in May

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); FOUR-DISC SET, OUT IN MAY, FEATURES CURATED SELECTIONS FROM SIX SUMMER SHOWS  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id…

RIP Hal Greer - my Slam feature on

RIP Hal Greer. I profiled him in Slam in 2003. I have not updated the file. All information was accurate as of then. Complete Washington Post obit here. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); * It’s time…
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An interview with Bill Russell

You can make a strong argument that Bill Russell is the greatest NBA player ever. I watched less NBA this year than any year in decades, but have already been digging the Playoffs, which inspired me to post this interview I did with Russ for…
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MLK was killed 50 years ago today. Hear Gregg Allman's moving tribute.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder. Another good opportunity to share "God Rest His Soul," Gregg Allman's beautiful tribute to Dr. King, which…
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Dickey Betts confirms more tour dates

Well now. Dickey Betts announced a bunch more tour dates today - and they're great news for people in NYC area, including a Beacon show. I know people in the rest of the country are going to be a little edgy until and unless some other shows…
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The formation of the Allman Brothers Band

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's March 26, 2018. Happy 49th birthday Allman Brothers Band!Let's celebrate with an excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band detailing their…
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Eric Clapton with the Allman Brothers Band, 2009

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's March 20. On this day in 2009, Eric Clapton played the second of two nights with the Allman Brothers Band, the emotional and musical climax of an incredible 40th anniversary…