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

Last Weds. March 1, 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 has…
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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…

Marc Quinones - The Allman Brothers' secret weapon

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Percussionist Marc Quinones may just be the most overlooked, underrated member in the Allman Brothers' storied 45-year career. He was an incredibly insightful interview and source…

Gregg Allman cancels City Winery shows - his band will play on

UPDATE: All of the dates through thew winter have been cancelled and most rescheduled. Get well Gregg.This was way more than just a single run of shows. As first reported by Adam Zagoria on Zag's Blog... sad news. PRESS RELEASE…
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Gregg Allman announces winter dates

UPDATE: All of the dates listed below have been cancelled and most rescheduled. Get well Gregg. Seeing all of these listed and realizing the scope of the cancellation is scary. Gregg Allman has announced a winter tour. He'll have…
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Two years ago today - the Allman Brothers band's final show

Two 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,…

Allman Bros Volunteer Jam 1986 Reunion - full show

Well, this is cool. 07/12/86, Starwood Ampitheatre, Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam. Reunion of the Allman Brothers Band Lots of sartorial and grooming jokes that could be made, but I'd say that it's pretty amazing that this is the first…
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Gregg Allman joins Tedeschi Trucks for One Way Out

Gregg joined the Tedeschi Trucks Band on stage at the Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC last night (July 24). Now, this is interesting, because Derek has really kept his distance from the ABB since it ended in 2014. Also happy to see my…
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Allman Brothers' Jessica - keyboards only

I thought this was pretty cool. Dickey Betts and the Allman Brothers' classic instrumental"Jessica" - keyboards only (or emphasized). Obviously, Chuck Leavell is the star here, but pay attention to some of Gregg's organ licks and harmonies. //…