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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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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…

Win this Photo

Win this signed original 8x 10 B&W photo of the Allman Brothers at the historic Orpheum Theatre by legendary ABB tour mystic and One Way Out photo editor, Kirk West. Comment on this post on my Facebook Page with your favorite ABB song…
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Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks to leave the ABB at end of the year.

It's been speculated for a while, but Butch Trucks spilled the beans on the Jam Cruise that his nephew Derek would be leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year. As word began to circulate, Derek and Warren Haynes released  both…
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Awesome interview with 15 y.o. Derek Trucks at the Big House

My old buddy E.J. Devokaitis interviewed 15-year-old Derek Trucks in Duane Allman's bedroom at the Big House for Public Access TV in 1995. The last seven minutes feature the Derek Trucks Band circa 1995. EJ posted this now in spite of some…
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Billy Gibbons Reads One Way Out

As Billy Gibbons prepares for a rare club gig this Weds. night at B.B. King's in Manhattan: "With this fine work, Alan Paul accomplishes the admirable feat of delving the depths of the Allman Brothers, a great aggregation of talent and…
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Allman Brothers prepare for Beacon run/new archival releases

It's going to be a very busy later winter/early spring for fans of the Allman Brothers Band. On February 18, the same day that my book One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band is launched, Sony will also…

Lots of ABB activity this winter

February and March are looking like exciting times for fans of the Allman Brothers Band. I originally posted all the details of some archival releases to come, but jumped the gun on that, publishing before details were finalized.…
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Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul and the Big House Museum.

Originally published in Guitar World, January 2011, this story is a bit outdated in terms of how the goldtop is being used... As many readers know, the guitar has been played by many since this was written, including Warren Haynes and Derek…

Crossroads 2013

In honor of the November 19 release of Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 on Blu-ray and DVD, I present my report from the two-day festival. The story originally appeared in Guitar World. Crossroads DVD is also available from my friends…
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Playing Duane Allman's guitar

A special guest post: What was it like to play Duane Allman’s guitar? by Sonny Moorman I had the thrill of my musical life last year when I got to play Duane Allman’s 1957 Goldtop Les Paul on a Macon, Georgia, stage. I grew…
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Warren Haynes likes One Way Out

As I get ready to head to Scranton for the first annual PeachFest, here's another reason  to go spend a lousy 3 bucks on One Way Out: An Oral History of the Allman Brothers Band: "No journalist knows the ins and outs of the Allman Brothers…