Posts

, , , , , , , , ,

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…
, ,

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…
,

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…
, , ,

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,…
, ,

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…
, , , , ,

Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore 9/23/70

There's a lot for me to figure out about You Tube's new Music Vault channels. But hee's one thing that you need to understand: despite a flurry of articles this week with headlines like "Allman Brothers release full, classic Fillmore show," they…
, , ,

Derek Trucks got some ink

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I was at the Allman Brothers' second Beacon rehearsal Friday and Derek was talking to Jaimoe about getting a mushroom tattoo on his calf. Wanting to make sure that his would…

Gregg Allman and Jackson Browne - "Melissa" and a great version of "Ain't Wasting Time No More"

Here's another video from the upcoming All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman: Gregg Allman and his old roommate and songwriting mentor Jackson Browne doing "Melissa." I am really proud of the songwriting sidebar…
,

An interview with Jaimoe and Junior Mack

The interview below originally ran on Guitarworld.com and WSJ.com's Speakeasy blog - I combined two stories into one here. Over the ensuing two-plus years I have only gained more respect for Jaimoe's Jassz Band and for Junior Mack, whom…