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Capturing that moment when Derek got some ink

  Four years ago I as 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…
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The Allman Brothers band's final bow - four years ago

Four 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. I covered the final shows every which way, posting on Facebook, covering immediately for Billboard,…
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The story behind Southern Blood, Gregg Allman's stirring farewell album

Southern Blood was released one year ago yesterday. In honor of that and in memory of Gregg Allman, here is my story on the making of Southern Blood, originally published in The Wall Street Journal. It's still quite an emotional read for…
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The night the Allman Brothers shut down the Fillmore East

In honor of the 47th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band's epic show that closed the Fillmore East down on June 27, 1971,  I present the following brief excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. To…
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Exclusive Premiere: "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" From ABB Peach Picks

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); You can buy the album here.  THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND last week released Peach Picks: Cream of the Crop 2003, a collection of the best performances…
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Derek Trucks' first interview as a member of the Allman Brothers - 1999

Derek Trucks made his debut with the Allman Brothers band on June 12, 1999 at Red Rocks. He had just turned 20. To honor the anniversary, I present this Guitar World Inquirer, which ran that month. I'm pretty sure it was the first interview…
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RIP Gregg: Gregg Allman Come & Go Blues Story and video

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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…

Allman Brothers Announce 4-disc set due in May

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