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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

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…
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An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter In Celebration of Hunter's 78th Birthday today. My 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview for Hunter's City Winery shows. Robert…
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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…
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John Mayer on Bob Weir - exclusive

Looking forward to seeing Dead & Company again tomorrow (Saturday 6/24), even at CitiField. In honor, my interview with John Mayer about playing with Bob, from last year when I wrote a Guitar World cover story on Bob. How would you describe…

An interview with Bill Kreutzmann

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On the occasion of his birthday.... Give the Drummer Some  As he prepared to release his memoir, Deal, Bill Kreutzmann reflected on the joy and frustrations of life in…
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Bob Weir D'Angelico signature guitar unveiled

D'Angelico has released its  Premier SS Bob Weir Signature guitar. Check it out.  The one I linked to is just one of three price points for the guitar, which looks and sounds great. I am looking forward to trying…
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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…
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Bob Weir - Guitar World cover story

I interviewed Bob Weir the cover story for the December 2016 Guitar World. Read the whole story below. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "alanpaulinchi-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position…
Bob Weir has a new solo album coming. It's called Blue Mountain and I've been hearing very good things about it. Here's a first taste, the single "Only A River." You can preorder the album on Amazon right here. From the video post: Before…

Happy Birthday Jerry . New Garcia/Saunders soundboards!

  What better way to celebrate what would have been Jerry Garcia's 74th birthday with some newly discovered soundboard recordings courtesy of our friends at Jambase.  Scott Bernstein writes, "Nearly a dozen rare recordings from…