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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…

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…
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The story of Texas Flood on the 35th anniversary of its release

Today is the 35th anniversary of the release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble'sTexas Flood.  To celebrate,   I present the following story of the making of  the album. This was written for and originally…
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Eric Krasno: center of the jam universe

Last year I profiled Eric Krasno for Relix magazine. Here's the story. Amazing how much good music Eric has been in the middle of. He's paying tribute to Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers Band with Scott Sharrard and others this week…