The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman

The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman

“I knew going in that he wasn’t going to make it,” Don Was, the producer of Gregg Allman’s final, twice Grammy-nominated album Southern Blood, says of the project. “It was definitely an emotional roller coaster, but the things I thought were going to be almost crippling emotionally turned out to actually be kind of comforting. […]

Dead and Company (Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer and More) Announce Summer 2018 Tour

Dead and Company (Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer and More) Announce Summer 2018 Tour

Another year rolls on, another big tour from Dead & Company in the works. On Thursday, the highly successful touring act involving Grateful Dead alumni Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers and Ratdog’s Jeff Chimenti announced a big summer tour for 2018. They’ll play […]

Dead and Company (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer and Bob Weir) Announce Fall Tour Dates

Dead and Company (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer and Bob Weir) Announce Fall Tour Dates

After successful, crowd-pleasing runs around the country, Dead and Company have unveiled a fall tour schedule for 2017. The outing, which will feature Grateful Dead alumni Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, alongside John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, will hit the following cities: 11/12 – Madison Square Garden – NYC 11/14 – […]

San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at venues such as the Fillmore, Winterland and the Family Dog. The Dead’s original run lasted from 1965 until 1995, when Garcia died at 53. Garcia […]

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Half a century ago, San Francisco musicians provided the soundtrack to 1967’s Summer of Love. Bands like Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Quicksilver Messenger Service, New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS) and Moby Grape helped introduce psychedelic rock to thousands of buzzed flower children at free concerts throughout […]

Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More

Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More

On June 23, 311 released Mosaic, the twelfth full-length album for the long-running alt/rock band. This time around, the band — vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, vocalist S.A. Martinez, bassist Aaron ‘P-Nut’ Wills, guitarist Tim Mahoney and drummer Chad Sexton — worked with producers John Feldmann and Scott “Scotch” Ralston, as well as a host of co-songwriters. […]

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