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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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When Dixie met Woodie

As detailed in Big in China, when my father, Dixie Doc, visited Beijing in July, 2008, he played two gigs with Woodie Alan. We transformed into a passable Dixieland jazz abnd for about 4 songs per night... "All of Me," "Bill Bailey," "When the…
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Big In China about the Book Video

It just seemed like time to repost this video.I need another push here. If you have not purchased or checked out Big in China on Amazon yet, please click on over. Thanks.
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Feeling "Lonesome"- Woodie Alan Blues

Like the song says, I hit the city and I lost my band. I know that some of you don't understand. I moved back from China two years ago but sometimes I miss my brother Woodie Wu in the most profound ways. I'd give anything to be able to pop…
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Panda dad, coming soon.

Hey Tiger Mom, beware the Panda Dad, coming soon to WSJ.com. Stay tuned.

Beijing Blues title track video

It's been too long since I watched this original photo montage video I made for the "Beijing Blues" studio track. Watching it now makes me ferociously miss both the band and Beijing. I love street life there and man I loved all these gigs.It's…

Beijing Blues title track video

It's been too long since I watched this original photo montage video I made for the "Beijing Blues" studio track. Watching it now makes me ferociously miss both the band and Beijing. I love street life there and man I loved all these gigs.It's…
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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone. I am gearing up some really cool stuff for the new year, including book excerpts as Big In China's release date will be drawing ever nearer.My favorite Christmas in China picture. From Jacob's 2006 Holiday show.
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Yes! I have a Rock In China Page

You have no idea how exciting this is to me. http://www.rockinchina.com/w/Woodie_Alan_Band
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Woodie Alan "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"

I was just watching this video from March 2008, just as we began to get it together, gel and prepare for liftoff. I still hear all kind of things I'd like to do better and that we soon improved, but it really captures a moment of significance…
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New Woodie Alan video

I am finding a couple of stashes of well-shot Woodie Alan videos. This is from our one-off reunion gig at the Orchard, Beijing, last February when I was in town to finish up some interviews and research for Big In China. No rehearsals. No talk.…