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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five 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. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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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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East Coast Book Launch for One Way Out with Videos

"Blue Sky"... the Big in China band featuring Andy Aledort: Saturday was the East Coast Book Launch for One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band and it was a great night in my hometown of Maplewood, NJ. We had a great…
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Promo video for One Way Out

Promo video made by my friend Brandon Findlay. All photos from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. "This pot-stirring oral history reads like a backstory of how musical lightning comes to be. All of the surviving…
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One Way Out excerpt and review in Guitar World

The first taste of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band can be had in the new Guitar World. To tie in with the Clapton cover theme, they excerpted the chapter on the making of Layla and how it almost destroyed the…
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Behind the writing of One Way Out

I'm happy to say that One Way Out: An Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band will be available in Audio Book... especially happy since Jaimoe has told me it is his preferred method of reading these days. I did the following interview…
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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…

"God Rest His Soul" - Gregg Allman's tribute to MLK

On this MLK Day, I think it's important to remember that when he was killed he was in Memphis marching in support of striking garbage haulers. I'm also sure many of those striking men could have and would have done a lot of other things had…
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Charles Shaar Murray on One Way Out

"Like a master bandleader, Alan Paul orchestrates a bluesy, jazzy, rocking chorale of voices telling the tale of a brotherhood under stress and a band who got what they hardly realized they wanted, lost what they had and fought a decades-long…
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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…
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Randy Poe on One Way Out: "Brilliantly detailed.. innovative..."

"Alan Paul’s One Way Out is a brilliantly detailed all-access pass to the Allman Brothers Band. Using his numerous personal interviews with the band members themselves—both past and present—as well as an almost endless entourage of…