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.
Thank you everyone who helped One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band become a New York Times Instant Best Seller. I am humbled and honored to announce that the book debuted in its first week tied for ninth on the Hardcover Non-Fiction List. I thought all along that I was tapping into something bigger than […]
B.B. King turns 89 today. Happy birthday Mr. King. Three years ago, I took my son Jacob, then 13, to see B at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. I wanted Jacob to see him, and he had a truly memorable experience. When Jacob went up front to take a picture, he was standing right in […]
In 1999, Guitar World devoted an entire issue to the 30th anniversary of 1969, which we proclaimed the greatest year in rock. I wrote the histories of several landmark albums, including James Brown’s Say It Loud (I’m Black And I’m Proud). The best part of the entire project by a long shot was interviewing the great man […]
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