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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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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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Derek and Doyle Take Shanghai with Eric Clapton

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the release of Eric Clapton's new double-CD Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale), I present the following article, which I wrote for Guitar World. Hanging…
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Oteil sits in with Tedeschi Trucks Band

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); How nice to see Oteil Burbridge back on stage with the Tedeschi Trucks Band for a song last weekend at the Sunshine Blues Fest in Boca where Oteil now lives. They played Leon Russell's…
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The Guitar World Inquirer with Susan Tedeschi

I had forgotten that I interviewed Susan Tedeschi for Guitar World in 2000! Here you go.  Blues singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi was nominated for the Best new Artist Grammy, alongside the likes of Britney Spears and Kid Rock. Her…
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Tedeschi Trucks Band - "Liz Reed"

Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi All Stars joined Derek Trucks and the Tedeschi Trucks Bands last night at the Beacon for a three-song encore, concluding with the Allman Brothers Band's 1970 instrumental "In Memory of Elizabeth…
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Gregg Allman joins Tedeschi Trucks for One Way Out

Gregg joined the Tedeschi Trucks Band on stage at the Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC last night (July 24). Now, this is interesting, because Derek has really kept his distance from the ABB since it ended in 2014. Also happy to see my…

An Interview with Leon Russell

When Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi first began working together as the Soul Stew Revival in 2008, Kirk West gave them a copy of Mad Dogs & Englishmen and suggested that was the kind of rock and roll circus they should aim to create.…
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Derek Trucks 2006 interview: "It’s really nice to get away from the kid thing."

In honor of the release of the Tedeschi Trucks Band's Let Me Get By, which I believe not only represents a quantum leap in the band's development but is the great Derek Trucks studio statement we've all been waiting for, I present this 2006…
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Derek Trucks on Joyful Noise

From the archives and just dug out. I wrote this article for Guitar World in 2002. Enjoy. Joyful Noise (Columbia) is Derek Trucks’ third album but  the first that he could bear to listen to by the time it was released. “My…

New Tedeschi Trucks Band Album - January 29

This is a press release - not my words or thoughts! I just thought my people would want the info. On January 29th, 2016 Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband-and-wife team of singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks,…