Photo montage video I put together for “Beijing Blues” the title track of Woodie Alan’s debut CD and the song that really began to turn us into a real band.
“I Don’t Care” at the Xiamen Beach Festival, in front a crowd of 5-6,000. As described in the prologue of Big in China. This multi-camera shoot for and broadcast on Fujian TV.
Original tune “Sri Lankan Sunset” at the Star Live on Beijing Blues tour of China. May 2009. This performance was part of a drummer’s showcase and highlights Lu Wei.
Bob Dylan’s “Meet Me in the Morning” at the JZ Club, Hangzhou, China. This was a memorable gig and we’re happy to have this clip documenting it.
From our one-off reunion gig at the Orchard last Feb. No rehearsals, and no one had seen each other in six or seven months. I’m proud.
Acoustic “Beijing Blues.” The Stone Boat May, 2009. CD release tour.
Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” at Jianghu Jiuba, Beijing. March 2008, just as we were starting to really gel. We got much better than this, but it captures a moment.
“Will the Circle be Unbroken” from our second night at the Xiamen Beach Festival. Another performance discussed in Big in China. With Dave Loevinger back in Beijing, we performed as a 4-piece. That made us weaker, but we were so much more confident and relaxed.
Gregg Allman has announced a spring tour, starting March 13 in Northfield, OH at the Hard Rock Casino. The Gregg Allman Band has been sounding really strong and has added a lot more Allman Brothers tunes to the setlist since the band’s October end. The group features Scott Sharrard, Peter Levin, Steve Potts, Marc Quinones, Ron […]
My editor and his whole team at St. Martin’s have a great new Grateful Dead book out and another on the way. Check out No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead, which I was happy to provide a blurb for. “The How, What, When and Where of the Grateful Dead’s remarkable story have […]
Dickey Betts & Great Southern cancelled three recent appearances so that Dickey could be at the bedside of a close family member battling cancer. Yesterday they announced four dates in May, their first confirmed 2015 appearances. Hopefully there will be more to come. UPDATE: On May 23, the group will make up a cnacelled show at the […]
Thank you to all have asked about buying signed copies of One Way Out. You can do so via my great local bookstore, Words of Maplewood. Just buy and at checkout, enter whatever inscription you want in the Comments Box.