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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 Impeccable historical document.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…
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The Guitar World Inquirer with Susan Tedeschi

I had forgotten that I interviewed Susan Tedeschi for Guitar World in 2000! Here you go.  Blues singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi was nominated for the Best new Artist Grammy, alongside the likes of Britney Spears and Kid Rock. Her…

John Mayall to tour as trio for first time

  The following is a press release I thought you might enjoy. I did not write or edit. -AP LOS ANGELES - With a new studio album titled Talk About That in the can for release in early 2017 on Forty Below Records (which includes special…
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Buddy Guy Interview

I did this interview and wrote the extended intro for Guitar World in 2001. Buddy Guy has a special place in my heart for the reasons described below. Buddy Guy was the first musician I ever interviewed, 15 years ago, for The Michigan…
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Eric Clapton announces new album

 I Still Do, due May 20, reunites Clapton with Slowhand Producer Glyn Johns.   The  press release via www.whereseric.com - not a word is mine. Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed…

Jimmy Rogers, 1924-1997

Jimmy Rogers was a seminal guitar player -whether or not you've ever heard of him. I never did a massive interview with him, which is endlessly annoying, because I was supposed to do so several times. Circa 1995, I spoke with him several…
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The Wolf's Man - An Interview with Hubert Sumlin On His Birthday

Today would have been Hubert Sumlin's 84th birthday. The great guitarist passed away on December 4, 2011 at age 80. He was one of my favorite guitarists- and also one of the all time great guys, as I learned when I interviewed him for…

James Brown teaches you how to Boogaloo.

In case you were wondering how to do the Boogaloo, Camel Walk, Soul Train or Mashed Potatoes, the Godfather of Soul has you covered:
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B.B. and Buddy - my story in the New Yorker

In 1995, I had dinner with BB King and Buddy Guy in an Austin, Texas studio. It was after rehearsal and before recording the Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan. As we ate, the two had the most incredible conversation, all captured on my tape recorder…