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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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RIP Johnny Sandlin: An interview with one of his oldest friends.

Johnny Sandlin's  death was the fourth terrible blow this year to the Allman Bothers Band community, following the losses of Butch Trucks, Col. Bruce Hampton and, of course, Gregg Allman. Sandlin was probably the least known outside…
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Introducing my Chinese bandmates to the Allman Brothers Band

This is an excerpt of my first book, Big in China. Signed copies are available directly from me here, where you can also learn a lot more about the book. It is also available in Kindle right here or as an Audiobook…
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My Gregg Allman obit for the Wall Street Journal

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I wrote the Wall Street Journal obituary for Gregg just over a month ago. I have to say that in such times, going to work is a great relief even as it is a stress. Like…
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Jaimoe's Jasssz Band going strong

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rather unexpectedly, Jaimoe is the last of the original Allman Brothers Band members still performing regularly. Just looking at that sentence is so sad that I can't even dwell…

Betts on Looking Good

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I came across this little nugget in an old Dickey Betts interview and thought you'd enjoy. Do you think that a big problem with the video age is that bands now have to look…
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Complete 2015 interview with Gregg Allman

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In 2015, I interviewed Gregg for the Wall Street Journal as he was promoting the release of his two-CD live album, Back To Macon, GA. The story caused a bit of a stir,…
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Back Where It All Begins: Allman Brothers Band, Fillmore East, 1970

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Just a reminder on this sad day of Gregg's funeral why we care so much. Rest in Peace, brother Gregg. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id…
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RIP Gregg Allman

This is just a very sad day Really just a very hard day. Thank you for all your thoughts and notes. My personal loss is a tiny fragment of the big picture. It's a giant loss for the community, for music and, of course, for Gregg's family. Gregg…
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Gregg Allman on supporting the home team

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I've been going through my archives and interviews conducted for One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band and pulling out some great pieces and…