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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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The amazing, insane totally true story of Col. Bruce Hampton's death

A year ago today, May 1, 2017, Col. Bruce Hampton died n in the most dramatic possible fashion during his 70th birthday party concert at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  I wrote the following story for the Wall Street Journal and…
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Duane Betts New EP, available now

Big congrats to my friend Duane Betts on the release of his debut EP  Sketches of American Music. You can buy it from Amazon here, or stream it on Spotify here.  The collection features five original tunes with echoes…

Allman Brothers Announce 4-disc set due in May

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); FOUR-DISC SET, OUT IN MAY, FEATURES CURATED SELECTIONS FROM SIX SUMMER SHOWS  amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id…
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MLK was killed 50 years ago today. Hear Gregg Allman's moving tribute.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder. Another good opportunity to share "God Rest His Soul," Gregg Allman's beautiful tribute to Dr. King, which…
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Dickey Betts confirms more tour dates

Well now. Dickey Betts announced a bunch more tour dates today - and they're great news for people in NYC area, including a Beacon show. I know people in the rest of the country are going to be a little edgy until and unless some other shows…
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The formation of the Allman Brothers Band

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's March 26, 2018. Happy 49th birthday Allman Brothers Band!Let's celebrate with an excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band detailing their…
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Eric Clapton with the Allman Brothers Band, 2009

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's March 20. On this day in 2009, Eric Clapton played the second of two nights with the Allman Brothers Band, the emotional and musical climax of an incredible 40th anniversary…
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The Allman Brothers At Fillmore East: A Brief History

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the 47th anniversary of the first night of the magical Fillmore East turn that produced the epic album.  I present the following excerpt from One Way Out: The…
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Butch Trucks gone one year today.

Wow. It's been a year since we lost Butch Trucks.  I am reposting what I wrote last year the next day in a haze of sadness, confusion, anger and exhaustion verbatim below. I see some changes I would make, but I think it best to let the…

Gregg Allman's Moving Tribute to MLK

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Every year on MLK Day I share "God Rest His Soul," Gregg Allman's beautiful tribute to Dr. King, which he wrote and recorded in 1968, shortly after the great man's assassination. Gregg…