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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

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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…
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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…
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RIP Col. Bruce - A Tribute to a Friend and Genius

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Oteil Burbridge: “If you're lucky enough, you'll meet someone who will show you the impossible over and over again until one day you find yourself doing things you never thought…

Albert King Career Overview

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I wrote a lot of entries for a couple of Music Guides many eons ago. I am going to start sharing some here, starting with one of my all-time favorite guitarists.…

Taj Mahal and Keb Mo' team up

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Taj Mahal and Keb Mo' have teamed up for a new album, TajMo, and will be touring together this spring and summer. They are two of my favorites and I've been paying more attention…
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Just an incredible 1970 Leon Russell and friends performance

This Leon Russell and friends performance from 1970 is a contender for greatest thing ever. Fantastic music. Impeccable historical document. Includes Jim Horn, Furry Lewis, Don Preston, Carl Radle... and a bunch of their children... amzn_assoc_placement…
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Jimmie Vaughan: Powerful Stuff

Jimmie Vaughan and Steve Miller were terrific last night, playing the music of T-Bone Walker at Jazz for Lincoln Center. Afterwards, I had a great chat with Jimmie whom I had not seen in person in over a decade. It inspired me to dig up this…