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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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Letters from Oteil and readers - feedback is always welcome

So I saw Oteil behind the Mushroom Stage at Wanee and he gave me a big hug and said, "Thank you for this wonderful book. What a gift to receive it at the end of this chapter of my career. You helped me put the last 17 years of my life in…
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Col. Bruce Hampton and the ARU: An Appreciation

This story originally ran in Relix' 40th Anniversary Issue. In February 1992, the reunited Dixie Dregs were coming to New York’s Ritz and I was excited to check them out. Though I had always considered their music sterile if brilliantly…
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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,…