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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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Les Brers - Philly Fillmore, 10-14-16 video and more...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I've had so many thoughts about Butch in the past couple of weeks and one thing I keep coming back to is how good Les Brers was and how few people got to see that and really…
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Frogwings 2-9-99 Complete Show RIP Butch Trucks

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Well, this is a nice thing to see pop up. I was at this show at New York's Wetlands on 2-9-99. What a great place to see this remarkable, short-lived band. There's so much great stuff…
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RIP Butch Trucks, 1947-2017

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks (b. May 11, 1947, d. January 24, 2017) It’s with a very heavy heart that I report the death of Butch Trucks, drummer, founding member and…
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Les Brers and Freight Train Band both to tour

I am very pleased that the two bands Butch Trucks has put together to play the music of the Allman Brothers Band will be out on the road this summer and early fall. LES BRERS, which is as close as anyone sounds to vintage ABB and which…
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Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East, 3-13-71

Well, this is pretty cool. I'm not sure of the origin of the video, but it's been around a bit, originally with no audio. Serious Allman Brothers fan (and excellent British guitarist) Jules Fothergill was able to decipher what was being played…
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One Way Out paperback Release Events

Well, here it comes on February 24: the paperback edition of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band, updated with an extensive new chapter on the Allman Brothers Band's tumultuous final year, and 15 new photos by Kirk West,…
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Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore 9/23/70

There's a lot for me to figure out about You Tube's new Music Vault channels. But hee's one thing that you need to understand: despite a flurry of articles this week with headlines like "Allman Brothers release full, classic Fillmore show," they…
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One Way Out excerpt: The recording of At Fillmore East

In honor of the release of the expanded The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, I present the following excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. This is a partial, very abridged version of Chapter 8. To read…
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Allman Brothers' Beacon rehearsal

I had the pleasure of sitting in on an Allman Brothers Band Beacon rehearsal in a Manhattan studio Sunday night for several hours. It was a really interesting and they sounded very good. I am sworn to secrecy on what specifically I heard,…