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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

On March 1, 2017, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC…
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"One Way Out" with Mike Barnes

Well, you have to give me this much: you get more than blah blah blah at my book talks. What other author sings you his title? I started out my book talk at Malaprop's Books in Warren Haynes' hometown of Asheville, NC by playing and singing…
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One Way Out - Jamming with Andy Aledort

Andy Aledort has been my friend and Guitar World colleague for almost 20 years. He has also been one of my very favorite guitarists - and that's no hyperbole. He has been Dickey Betts' indispensable right hand man in Great Southern for almost…
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Feeling "Lonesome"- Woodie Alan Blues

Like the song says, I hit the city and I lost my band. I know that some of you don't understand. I moved back from China two years ago but sometimes I miss my brother Woodie Wu in the most profound ways. I'd give anything to be able to pop…
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Woodie Alan "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"

I was just watching this video from March 2008, just as we began to get it together, gel and prepare for liftoff. I still hear all kind of things I'd like to do better and that we soon improved, but it really captures a moment of significance…