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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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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…
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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…

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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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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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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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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An Interview with Warren Haynes: Gov't Mule's Georgia Bootleg Box

  Please check out my Amazon Ebook One Way Out: An Oral History of the Allman Brothers Band (Kindle Single). Gov’t Mule recently released the first installment in their 'Bootleg Series.’ The Georgia Bootleg Box is a 6-disc…
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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…
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Greatest Blues albums ever, as chosen by Haynes, Perry and other guitar greats

I collected these lists of everyone's five favorite blues albums of all time for a Guitar World story in approx. 1997. As you can see, some people took the request for 5 seriously...some just couldn't limit themselves...and some just ignored…

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…