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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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An Interview with John Mayall

I interviewed John Mayall for the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog in 2015 around his Find a Way to Car album. That blog seems to have disappeared so I'll be sharing some of the many pieces I did for them here. ** John Mayall was a blues…
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Listen Now to Curated Texas Flood Chapter By Chapter Spotify Playlist - SRV, Jimi, Albert and much more!

  Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan is, of course a book about music and. musicians. Andy Aledort and I carefully constructed these chapter-by-chapter playlists to improve your reading experience. Of course, they are…

Check out new release: John Lee Hooker Live At Montreux 1983 & 1990

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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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Rolling Stone excerpt of Texas Flood live now!

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan is excerpted in Rolling Stone! It's a chapter on recording, rehearsing, then falling out with David Bowie. Read it here > http://bit.ly/2MEy2tx Then order the book! >…
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Texas Flood AudioBook is something very special!

The Texas Flood Audiobook is off the hook good! Andy Aledort and I read the prose - but much more exciting so did all three members of Double Trouble: Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans. You read that right! They read their own…
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Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review: An Interview With David Mansfield

I eagerly watched Martin Scorsese’s new “documentary” Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, as soon as it debuted on Netflix. It’s an incredible movie, featuring footage from the legendary, always intriguing 1976 Rolling Thunder…
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Happy Birthday Albert King! My interview with the blues giant

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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…