“It was once said that the blues is nothing more than a good man feeling bad” – Gregg Allman
Little Milton Campbell had a tremendous influence on Gregg Allman. He is his favorite singer. Here’s one of the reasons why.
I chose Alan Light as the letter L music journalist because the last several PBS fund drive music specials have featured him as “the” music commentator during the pledge breaks. This prompted me to research who is Alan Light? I’m happy to share I was knocked out to discover his competent depth of contribution to our American music legacy.
Alan Light got his start as a fact checker at Rolling Stone. He soon became Senior Editor. He next became founding music editor and editor-in-chief of Vibe. He went on from there to become editor-in-chief of Spin Magazine. He has been a contributor for The New Yorker, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Mother Jones, and the Oxford American.
Alan Light is the director of programming for the public television series “Live From the Artists Den.”
Alan Light is quite prolific. He has (co)written five books to date.
Did you ever have one of those days that was as much a contact high as it was richly fulfilling. May 22, 2012 has been that day for music appreciation.
The day started on a high note and has been playing strong ever since. I was waiting for the morning coffee to kick in as The Howard Stern Show began its Rock Day over the Sirius/XM wireless radio. I quickly learned that Slash was coming into the studio to talk to Howard Stern to promote his new CD, Apocalyptic Love (5/22). His interview was as compelling as it was intimate. I’m listening to the replay of the interview as I write this post. Amazing musical career. I especially like his vocalist Myles Kennedy, their juxtaposition is striking
Slash’s interview was followed by Gregg Allman‘s in-studio appearance and interview in support of his new autobiography, My Cross to Bear.
Today was also the release date of the Tedeschi Trucks Band Live double CD, Everybody’s Talkin. I have my copy in my hot little hands and I can’t wait to start listening to it on the Bose Sound System after the Gregg Allman interview.
I am eager to relive some of the live tracks that were recorded at the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s concert we attended last year on October 29th in Bridgeport, CT along with all the other tracks. I have also downloaded the extra track, “Simple Song / Take You Higher”.
Here is the video of Everybody’s Talkin filmed at The Klein in Bridgeport, Ct.
Santana and The Allman Brothers Band will be co-headlining a six date East Coast tour this summer. They have a tour stop in Connecticut at the Comcast Theatre, Hartford, Ct. on Saturday July 28, 2012. Imagine the guitar wizardry of Carlos Santana, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks all on the same stage on one night. We’ll all be shape shifting for sure.
Speaking of Shape Shifter, the date draws closer for the May 15 release of Shape Shifter the recording. Here is the video, inside the making of Shape Shifter.
Warren Haynes is one of my favorite guitarists and singers. His latest record, Man in Motion rocks. It will drop on Tuesday May 10th. I ordered my copy yesterday and urge you to do the same You can hear it in full and for free right now on Rolling Stone’s Web site, http://goo.gl/q8eSK. When it comes […]
A renewed artist with a new lease on life after a successful liver transplant, Gregg Allman takes us back to the roots of American music with a gritty collection of classic country blues covers. The winning combination of Gregg Allman with distinguished vocals coupled with the instinctual music producer with the midas touch, T-Bone Burnett offers us a unique blend of music.
The recording utilizes the formula T-Bone Burnett chose with Robert Plant and Allison Krause for the Raising Sand CD. Place the musician in a natural music setting with stylistic period musicians as the support infrastructure and explore indigenous music.
This video gives you the panorama of the making of Low Country Blues.
Get an early listen to Gregg Allman’s Low Country Blues for free, click on over to NPR’s First Listen….
1. Floating Bridge (Sleepy John Estes)
2. Little By Little (Junior Wells)
3. Devil Got My Woman (Skip James)
4. I Can’t Be Satisfied (Muddy Waters)
5. Blind Man (Bobby Bland)
6. Just Another Rider (Gregg Allman & Warren Haynes)
7. Please Accept My Love (BB King)
8. I Believe I’ll Go Back Home (Traditional)
9. Tears Tears Tears (Amos Milburn)
10. My Love is Your Love (Samuel Maghett)
11. Checking On My Baby (Otis Rush)
12. Rolling Stone (Traditional)