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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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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 Still Hits Hard, 19 Years Later

Reposted today, as I do every year on this date. I don’t think the words will ever be any less true. Three 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… Now…
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My 2019 WSJ Profile of David Crosby

Today is David Crosby's 79th birthday. In honor of that I am reposting my 2019 WSJ profile of him. This was the first of a string of pieces I'm really proud of which have run in the Weekend Confidential column in the Saturday Review section.…
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Jaimoe Remembers Gregg Allman

“There’s not anybody I ever heard who sang with more truth and passion than Gregory,” says Allman co-founder. I interviewed Jaimoe and wrote this story for Rolling Stone after Gregg died. I was in Beijing, actually, which is why I missed…
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Reflections on 25 Years Of Interviewing Gregg Allman

Today, May 27, 2020, is the third anniversary of Gregg Allman's death. The surprising secret at the heart of Gregg Allman's blues-rock music: He was really a folkie soul singer. Photo - Derek McCabe I wrote this personal reminiscence…
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Lockdown Lowdown Volume One: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr

I've been doing a series of video interviews during the Lockdown. Time to share here. Volume One: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr.
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Jaimoe Profiled in the WSJ

I profiled Jaimoe for the Wall Street Journal and their Weekend Confidential feature last week. Because many were blocked from seeing it by the WSJ firewall, I am sharing again here. Stay safe everyone. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle…
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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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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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Rolling Stone excerpt of Texas Flood live now!

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan is excerpted in Rolling Stone! It's a chapter on recording, rehearsing, then falling out with David Bowie. Read it here > http://bit.ly/2MEy2tx Then order the book! >…
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Texas Flood AudioBook is something very special!

The Texas Flood Audiobook is off the hook good! Andy Aledort and I read the prose - but much more exciting so did all three members of Double Trouble: Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans. You read that right! They read their own…