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The remarkable story of Allman Brothers Band's epic final show

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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It's the 30th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers' return with Seven Turns

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The wild, insane totally true tale of Col. Bruce Hampton's death

A year ago today, May 1, 2017, Col. Bruce Hampton died 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 was…
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The Brothers 3/10/20 - A review

I reviewed the Brothers March 10, 2020 Madison Square Garden for Billboard. Because it is behind a paywall. I am sharing again here. All photos by Derek McCabe. The Brothers’ Madison Square Garden reunion show to celebrate the Allman…
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Duane Allman's Spirit Was Alive And Well in 2014

Allman Brothers Band Channels Late Founder as Final Show Approaches I wrote this article for the Wall Street Journal. It ran on 10-28-14, the day of the last show. I hard forgotten about it a bit and wanted to share again. (adsbygoogle…
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Five years ago, Derek Trucks got his mushroom tattoo.

Five years ago I was honored to sit in for several of the rehearsals for the Allman Brothers band's final shows. It was incredible then and is more incredible now, on reflection. Wow. Did that happen? Even more remarkable was being in the…
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Eric Clapton with the Allman Brothers 3/19/09

It's March 19. On this day in 2009, Eric Clapton played the first of two nights with the Allman Brothers Band, the emotional and musical climax of an incredible 40th anniversary Beacon run. I was in the house for night one, one of the handful…
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Capturing that moment when Derek got some ink

  Four years ago I as honored to sit in for several of the rehearsals for the Allman Brothers band's final shows. It was incredible then and is more incredible now, on reflection. Wow. Did that happen? Even more remarkable was being…
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The Allman Brothers band's final bow - four years ago

Four 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. I covered the final shows every which way, posting on Facebook, covering immediately for Billboard,…