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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

Last Weds. March 1, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC has…
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Warren Haynes to lead All Star Tribute to Little Feat

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Warren Haynes will lead a tribute to Little Feat's classic live album Waiting For Columbus on Saturday, May 6th at New Orleans' historic Saenger Theatre. It…

Eric Clapton postpones two shows at LA Forum

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Statement from Eric Clapton website: "Due to severe bronchitis and under doctor’s advisement, Eric Clapton is rescheduling this weekend’s two shows at The Forum in Los…

First track of new Chuck Berry album released

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In light of Chuck Berry's death, his record label has released a single from his upcoming album, CHUCK, which will be his first new album since 1979's 'Rock It.' This is…
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Eric Clapton with the Allman Brothers Band

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's March 19. On this day in 2009, I attended one of the handful of most exciting concerts of my life. I have often been skeptical of Eric Clapton and found him  overrated,…

An Interview with David Gilmour

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I interviewed David Gilmour in October, 2015, for a Relix cover story. Today is his birthday. Good enough reason to share the story with you. David Gilmour’s guitar sound is…

Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Magpie Salute to play London, Chicago, San Fran

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   The following is a press release from the band. Not my words or sentiments. Happy this is all happening, and wish I could have written about it already!- AP Coming…
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Garth Hudson with Warren Haynes and Last Waltz 40 - I Shall Be Released and more...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Circumstances have conspired to keep me away from this run of Warren Haynes' Last Waltz 40 tour, which is a real shame. I've been loving what I hear. Last night in Albany, they were…
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Derek and Doyle Take Shanghai with Eric Clapton

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the release of Eric Clapton's new double-CD Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale), I present the following article, which I wrote for Guitar World. Hanging…

Rich Robinson

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the debut last weekend in four shows of The Magpie Salute, featuring Rich Robinson with several Black Crowes alum, including guitarist Marc Ford, I present...  The…
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Phathers and Sons: Trey Anastasio Meets Phil Lesh

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I compiled my best Grateful Dead-releated journalism in an Amazon Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead. This interview with Trey Anastasio and Phil Lesh…