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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

On March 1, 2017, 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…

Dickey Betts and Great Southern Announce first 2015 dates - UPDATED WITH NEW GIGS

Dickey Betts & Great Southern cancelled three recent appearances so that Dickey could be at the bedside of a close family member battling cancer. Yesterday they announced four dates in May, their first confirmed 2015 appearances. Hopefully…

Andy Aledort with the Big in China Band

The Big in China Band is very pleased to announce that Andy Aledort of Dickey Betts' Great Southern bnad will be joining us for our Dec. 6 show at Suzy Que's. For a taste of what we'll be doing, here are some clips frm the last time we played…
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East Coast Book Launch for One Way Out with Videos

"Blue Sky"... the Big in China band featuring Andy Aledort: Saturday was the East Coast Book Launch for One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band and it was a great night in my hometown of Maplewood, NJ. We had a great…

Maplewood Book Talk and Party TOMORROW night

I'm really looking forward to celebrating the launch of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band at home in Maplewood TOMORROW night. (2/22) As you know by now, book is the result of 25 years of reporting, interviewing,…

Andy Aledort jamming with Gov't Mule - and Me

Andy Aledort has been my friend and Guitar World colleague for almost 20 years. As I've said many times, he's also long been one of my favorite guitarists, and that's not just blowing smoke. He has been playing with Dickey Betts for about…
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One Way Out - Jamming with Andy Aledort

Andy Aledort has been my friend and Guitar World colleague for almost 20 years. He has also been one of my very favorite guitarists - and that's no hyperbole. He has been Dickey Betts' indispensable right hand man in Great Southern for almost…

Andy Aledort with Big In China: 5-18 in NYC

I am really proud and excited to announce that guitarist Andy Aledort will be joining Big in China at Uncle Mike's in downtown New York on Friday, May 18. You can see details on the event here. WHAT: Andy Aledort with Alan Paul and Big…