Warren Haynes on his Jerry Garcia tribute & Gov't Mule's Shout!

“No journalist knows the ins and outs of the Allman Brothers Band better than Alan Paul.” -Warren Haynes, speaking about One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band This weekend is Warren Haynes' 25th Annual XMas…
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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,…

Warren Haynes likes One Way Out

As I get ready to head to Scranton for the first annual PeachFest, here's another reason  to go spend a lousy 3 bucks on One Way Out: An Oral History of the Allman Brothers Band: "No journalist knows the ins and outs of the Allman Brothers…

Some Soulshine for the 800th rainy day in a row

The sun may never shine again in the Northeast, so you might as well focus on letting your soul shine. Bluesman Larry McCray, an old friend of Warren Haynes', was the first one to record this. This goes out to my brother Woodie Wu and to the…
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Big in China Excerpt: The Ecstasy of the evangelist. Preaching the blues in Changsha

"What a romp. After writing about music for years, Alan Paul walked the walk, preaching the blues in China. Anyone who doubts that music is bigger than words needs to read this great tale.” -Gregg Allman, the Allman Brothers Band —This…

Warren Haynes on NPR

Here's a well-deserved, lengthy and insightful, interview with Warren on NPR's Weekend Edition.Man in Motion is a very strong album and I'm looking forward to seeing the new band at the Beacon this week.
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Warren Haynes on Man in Motion - and Big In China

  Warren Haynes has probably been my most frequent writing subject. I have interviewed him more times for Guitar World than I could possibly count. The first time was in 1989 when he was a new member of the Allman Brothers Band. I was…

Happy Earth Day

The great blues pianist Memphis slim and his great song "Mother Earth." Some of you may know via Gov't Mule's thunderous take.
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The blurbs are coming!

I have gotten some great endorsement blurbs in for Big In China. I approached some of my favorite musicians and writers and asked them to read the book and comment if they like it. I have been very gratified to get back really kind, thoughtful…