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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…

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…

The 45th Anniversary of Eat A Peach

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Today is the 45th anniversary of the release of Eat A Peach, the album that first hooked me on the Allman Brothers Band. In honor of this, I offer you this edited excerpt from One…
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Les Brers - Philly Fillmore, 10-14-16 video and more...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I've had so many thoughts about Butch in the past couple of weeks and one thing I keep coming back to is how good Les Brers was and how few people got to see that and really…

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…
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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…

Les Brers announces new dates - Sept. and Oct. East Coast dates

Great news that Les Brers has added a bunch of tour dates and will perform two East Coast swings, one in September and one in October. The dates are below. For more details and ticket-buying links, visit the band's website here. Les…
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Les Brers and Freight Train Band both to tour

I am very pleased that the two bands Butch Trucks has put together to play the music of the Allman Brothers Band will be out on the road this summer and early fall. LES BRERS, which is as close as anyone sounds to vintage ABB and which…

The Allman Brothers Band Memorabilia - an Interview

I've been really enjoying a new book, The Allman Brothers Band Classic Memorabilia, 1969-76. The topic is pretty much right in the title. The book highlights individual collectibles, including band instruments and equipment, t-shirts,…
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Jaimoe's Jassz Band to Play One Way Out Paperback Release Party

Very excited to announce One Way Out paperback release party with Jaimoe's Jasssz Band at Brooklyn Bowl 3-1-15. Get your tickets now! Jai will be signing books with me afterwards. Big, big fun on tap. The paperback has about 15…