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The Allman Brothers At Fillmore East: A Brief History

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the 47th anniversary of the first night of the magical Fillmore East turn that produced the epic album.  I present the following excerpt from One Way Out: The…

A David Gilmour interview in honor of his birthday

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I interviewed David Gilmour in October, 2015, for a Relix cover story. Today is his birthday. Good enough reason to share the story with you. David Gilmour’s guitar sound is…
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Butch Trucks gone one year today.

Wow. It's been a year since we lost Butch Trucks.  I am reposting what I wrote last year the next day in a haze of sadness, confusion, anger and exhaustion verbatim below. I see some changes I would make, but I think it best to let the…

Oteil Free LiveStream - and our BackStory interview in full

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I saw Oteil Burbridge 's Oteil and Friends last night at le Poisson Rouge and it was fantastic. I hadn't realized just how badly I needed a blast of optimistic funky…

Gregg Allman's Moving Tribute to MLK

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 great man's assassination. Gregg…
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Oysterhead Revisited

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I'm looking forward to seeing Trey Anastasio solo acoustic next month and it got me thinking about how he's so often experimenting with new musical settings and ideas. He told…
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In honor of Gregg Allman's 70th Birthday - full 2001 Interview

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I interviewed Gregg for a Hittin the Note cover story in 2001. I was supposed to fly down to his then-new home in Savannah but t we ran out of time and it became a phone interview…
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Gregg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks nominated for Grammy Awards

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Gregg Allman was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his final album, the posthumous Southern Blood: Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song for  “My Only…

Clapton to play Hyde Park with Winwood, Santana, Clark

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Eric Clapton will play Hyde Park in London on July 8, with special guests including Steve Winwood, Santana and Gary Clark Jr..  Blind Faith on June 7, 1969.…
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That time Duane Allman and Thom Doucette jammed with Bobby Blue Bland

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I'm posting this on November 20, 2017, which should have been Duane Allman's 71st birthday. It boggles the mind that he died at 24 and to ponder all the years unlived, all the music…