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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…
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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…
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The amazing, insane totally true story of Col. Bruce Hampton's death

A year ago today, May 1, 2017, Col. Bruce Hampton died n in the most dramatic possible fashion during his 70th birthday party concert at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  I wrote the following story for the Wall Street Journal and…
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RIP Col. Bruce - A Tribute to a Friend and Genius

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Oteil Burbridge: “If you're lucky enough, you'll meet someone who will show you the impossible over and over again until one day you find yourself doing things you never thought…

Jimmy Herring takes one of Jerry Garcia's guitars for a spin.

Check this out: Jimmy Herring played Jerry Garcia's Travis Bean TB500 guitar that was sold for almost $250K in a 2013 auction. Garcia played the guitar extensively in the mid 70's. the following video and picture were posted on the instagram…
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Col. Bruce Hampton and the ARU: An Appreciation

This story originally ran in Relix' 40th Anniversary Issue. In February 1992, the reunited Dixie Dregs were coming to New York’s Ritz and I was excited to check them out. Though I had always considered their music sterile if brilliantly…