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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…
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Buddy Guy Interview

I did this interview and wrote the extended intro for Guitar World in 2001. Buddy Guy has a special place in my heart for the reasons described below. Buddy Guy was the first musician I ever interviewed, 15 years ago, for The Michigan…
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B.B. and Buddy - my story in the New Yorker

In 1995, I had dinner with BB King and Buddy Guy in an Austin, Texas studio. It was after rehearsal and before recording the Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan. As we ate, the two had the most incredible conversation, all captured on my tape recorder…

Stevie and Buddy jam, 1989

Yep. More rare video of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan has suddenly appeared on YouTube: Buddy Guy jamming with Stevie on July 30, 1989, at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. This was Guy's 53rd birthday party. Have fun kids. [youtube_sc…

B.B., Buddy, the Allman Bros, Pres. Obama and me

I was enthralled watching the live stream of last night’s White House celebration of the blues, the music which has been so central to my career and my life’s soundtrack. Mick Jagger was a big draw, of course, but he doesn’t mean that…