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Watkins Glen Summer Jam: the story behind the largest rock festival

In honor of Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday, I present this extensive, exclusive article on the Watkins Glen Summer Jam, at the time the largest concert ever. What an event. This story ran in a Grateful Dead one shot I wrote and edited for Parade…

Preview 3 songs from Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real

I saw Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real at a showcase show at the Mercury Lounge last month and I thought it was fantastic. I was as excited by an artist whose material I didn't know as i have been in a very long time.  They…
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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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Lynyrd Skynyrd Live from Ardent Studio, 1973 - Story behind Freebird

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); So I stumbled across this really cool video of Lynyrd Skynyrd live in Ardent Studios, 1973. I wanted to share it with you and also my little story below about the origins of "Free…

Check out first single from upcoming Chris Robinson Brotherhood album

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I've been listening a lot to the upcoming Chris Robinson Brotherhood album Barefoot in the Head as I prepare to interview Chris at 530 this evening and it's quite good.…
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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…