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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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Butch Trucks gone one year today.

Wow. It's been a year since we lost Butch Trucks.  I am reposting what I wrote last year the next day in a haze of sadness, confusion, anger and exhaustion verbatim below. I see some changes I would make, but I think it best to let the…

Gregg Allman's Moving Tribute to MLK

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 great man's assassination. Gregg…
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In honor of Gregg Allman's 70th Birthday - full 2001 Interview

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I interviewed Gregg for a Hittin the Note cover story in 2001. I was supposed to fly down to his then-new home in Savannah but t we ran out of time and it became a phone interview…
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Gregg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks nominated for Grammy Awards

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Gregg Allman was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his final album, the posthumous Southern Blood: Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song for  “My Only…
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Allman Brothers Band's final show - 3 years ago

Three 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. I covered the final shows every which way, posting on Facebook, covering immediately for Billboard,…
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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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Some thoughts on Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan shows

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I was motivated to go see Paul McCartney last night pretty directly by Gregg Allman’s passing. Same thing that drove me to see Bob Dylan and John Prine a few months ago. I hadn’t…

Scott Sharrard goes deep about Gregg Allman's Southern Blood

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Scott Sharrard joined Gregg Allman’s band as guitarist in 2008 and became the Musical Director in 2014. His first run as MD was at the Macon Opera House, shows captured on…

Gregg Allman: A Personal Reflection

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});  I am re-posting in advance of the Friday, September 8 release of his final album, Southern Blood. “Check this out, man!” Gregg Allman leaned back in his…

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…