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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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Kirkus Reviews One Way Out

KIRKUS REVIEWS, Starred Review One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band Author: Alan Paul “I have viewed everything with the eyes and ears of a journalist but the heart and soul of a fan,” writes Guitar World senior…
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Albert Collins with the Allman Brothers

The great bluesman Albert "Iceman" Collins' final US tour was opening for the Allman Brothers on a Midwestern swing. Every night he would come out and play with the Brothers. On 7/1/93 at Deer Creek in Indiana, he joined them for their…
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One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band... Coming Soon!

Just a Friday reminder...  It's Coming soon - February 18, 2014 St. Martin’s will be publishing One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band on February 18, 2014, to coincide with the band’s 45th anniversary. This…
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Dickey Betts joins Tedeschi Trucks Band on stage at the Beacon

Dickey Betts joined Derek Trucks and the Tedeschi Trucks Band onstage at the Beacon Theatre Saturday night, September 21 for three songs: "Blue Sky," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," and "The Sky Is Crying." Dickey's son and bandmate Duane…
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New Warren Haynes interview

My latest interview with Warren Haynes is out in the latest Guitar World... November 2013 issue, on sale now... Go buy it! We discuss Gov't Mule's new album Shout! and the symphonic Jerry Garcia tour. A tiny sample: GW: It’s been four…
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Playing Duane Allman's guitar

A special guest post: What was it like to play Duane Allman’s guitar? by Sonny Moorman I had the thrill of my musical life last year when I got to play Duane Allman’s 1957 Goldtop Les Paul on a Macon, Georgia, stage. I grew…
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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,…
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St. Martin's to release One Way Out as a full-length hardcover book

"If you want to know the real deal, read Alan Paul. I learned a lot reading One Way Out." -Oteil Burbridge, the Allman Brothers Band “No journalist knows the ins and outs of the Allman Brothers Band better than Alan Paul.” -Warren…
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Larry McCray takes "Soulshine" to church

Bluesman Larry McCray was the first to record Warren Haynes' anthem "Soulshine." Larry is an old, dear friend of Warren's and I have had the pleasure of hanging out with the two of them together. That was backstage at Pine Knob outside Detroit.…
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Albert Collins!

Please check out my Amazon Ebook One Way Out: An Oral History of the Allman Brothers Band (Kindle Single). My good friend Kirk West has been going through his negatives and digitizing decades of great photographs. He has wonderful images…