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Watch video for Gregg Allman's "My Only True Friend"

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rounder Records has released a video for "My Only True Friend," the first single off of Gregg Allman's last album, Southern Blood, which will be released Sept. 8 but can…
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Scott Sharrard on Gregg Allman - w/ song preview

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I interviewed Scott Sharrard, who played guitar with Gregg Allman since 2008 and became the musical director in 2015, for my Guitar World tribute to Gregg. I could only use a couple…
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Reflecting on 25 Years of Interviewing Gregg Allman

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The surprising secret at the heart of Gregg Allman's blues-rock music: He was really a folkie soul singer. I wrote this personal reminiscence of Gregg Allman for Billboard. Re-posted…
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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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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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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…
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Eric Clapton with the Allman Brothers Band

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's March 19. On this day in 2009, I attended one of the handful of most exciting concerts of my life. I have often been skeptical of Eric Clapton and found him  overrated,…

Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East 46th Anniversary

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the 46th anniversary of the last night of the magical Fillmore East turn that produced the epic album.  I present the following excerpt from One Way Out: The…

Gregg Allman's tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Every year on MLK Day I share "God Rest His Soul," Gregg Allman's beautiful tribute to Dr. King, which he wrote and recorded in 1968, shortly after the assassination. Gregg Allman wrote this song for Dr. King but it was never on…