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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…

Full Set Video - Tedeschi Trucks Band and Friends, Mad Dogs and Englishmen

// Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends, Tribute To Joe Cocker and Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Lockn' Festival, Arrington, VA - 9/11/15 Introduction, The Letter, Darling Be Home Soon, Cry Me A River, Girl…
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Gregg Allman Announces Spring Tour Dates/ TTB to tour with Sharon Jones

Gregg Allman has announced a spring tour, starting March 13 in Northfield, OH at the Hard Rock Casino. The Gregg Allman Band has been sounding really strong and has added a lot more Allman Brothers tunes to the setlist since the band's…
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Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop is at the Beacon. The story...

It was very moving to see Derek Trucks play Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop at the Beacon Weds. night. Duane is always on stage with the Allman Brothers band but that brought this fact home in a serious way. Enjoy the photo by my friend…
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Derek Trucks got some ink

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I was at the Allman Brothers' second Beacon rehearsal Friday and Derek was talking to Jaimoe about getting a mushroom tattoo on his calf. Wanting to make sure that his would…
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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…

From the archives: Derek Trucks, Family Man

I moved back from Beijing just before New Year's 2009 and was a bit adrift after a tremendous 3.5 year run there. I had left an award-winning column, an award-winning band and an exciting life I loved. I was sitting in an empty, drafty house…
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Derek Trucks on why he's leaving the Allman Brothers Band: "Sometimes you just have to step away."

In January, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes issued a joint statement that they would no longer tour with the Allman Brothers Band after this year. Though Gregg Allman said in an interview that the guitarists’ departure would likely…
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ABB done at end of the year - but not yet!

Gregg Allman told Relix that the Allman Brothers Band will no longer tour regularly after 2014. "This is it—this is the end of it,” he told Relix, as part of an interview for the magazine's 40th anniversary issue. "Forty five years is…
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Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks to leave the ABB at end of the year.

It's been speculated for a while, but Butch Trucks spilled the beans on the Jam Cruise that his nephew Derek would be leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year. As word began to circulate, Derek and Warren Haynes released  both…
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Awesome interview with 15 y.o. Derek Trucks at the Big House

My old buddy E.J. Devokaitis interviewed 15-year-old Derek Trucks in Duane Allman's bedroom at the Big House for Public Access TV in 1995. The last seven minutes feature the Derek Trucks Band circa 1995. EJ posted this now in spite of some…