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Oteil Burbridge: Long Live the Dead

Read "Oteil Burbridge: Long Live the Dead" reviewed by Alan Bryson

In 2015 rhythm guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Bill Kreutzmann, founding members of the Grateful Dead, formed the band Dead & Company, along with longtime Grateful Dead keyboardist Jeff Chimention and drummer / percussionist Mickey Hart. They enlisted some fresh blood into the band with the addition of singer/guitarist John Mayer, and bassist Oteil Burbridge. A ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Gregg Allman: December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017

Read "Gregg Allman: December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

“Well, I'll keep on moving. Things are bound to be improving these days. One of these days..."

Gregg Allman recorded Jackson Browne's lament for his 1973 Capricorn release Laid Back. The song clung to him like smoke, the length of his career, surfacing here and there, until, finally he sang the song with its ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Les Brers at Brooklyn Bowl

Read "Les Brers at Brooklyn Bowl" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Les Brers
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY
October 12, 2016

Despite multiple breakups and long hiatuses, the Allman Brothers Band survived successfully for as long as it did by adding fresh, complementary talent that reinvigorated the original members, and through the players' fierce, collective focus on exploring and expanding ...

ARTICLE: TALKING 2 MUSICIANS

Guitarist Mike Seal

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Guitarist Mike Seal first caught my attention at the end of 2014 as part of the Jeff Sipe Trio. At that time I described him as an extraordinarily talented young musician, an assessment shared by many, including the legendary dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas. This summer the three time winner of the Country Music Association's Musician of ...

Keyboardist Matt Slocum

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Matt Slocum is a prominent keyboardist on the Southern music scene, best known for his work with Oteil Burbridge, the Lee Boys, and Susan Tedeschi and his role as Jimmy Herring's go-to keyboard player. Last year he was recruited by Bruce Hampton to join the Aquarium Rescue Unit's 30 year anniversary tour. He's also a member ...

Oteil Burbridge

Read "Oteil Burbridge" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Oteil Burbridge's name has come up often during my interviews, and it was a treat to finally speak with him. He is one of the most respected musicians on the Southern music scene, probably best known as the Grammy Award-winning bassist of the Allman Brothers Band--a position he held for 17 years until the band's recent ...

NEWS: EVENT

Legendary Improv-Rock-Jazz Pioneers Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit To Reunite For Limited Tour Dates This Summer

Legendary Improv-Rock-Jazz Pioneers Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit To Reunite For Limited Tour Dates This Summer

Special 2015 edition of beloved absurdist jam-driven outfit to feature Col. Bruce Hampton alongside original members Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, and Jeff Sipe Referred to in a recent Relix feature as “The Jamband Velvet Underground,” the influential dada-jam trailblazers Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit will return to rattle the landscape this summer with a series of live performances – than band’s ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Brad Myers

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Meet Brad Myers:
Brad Myers has spent his life in the pursuit of making music that is tasteful and driven by a deep connection to the soul, regardless of stylish trends or prognosis for financial success. Currently residing in jny: Cincinnati, Ohio, he is an ever evolving improvising musician who has played the guitar since ...

ARTICLE: TALKING 2 MUSICIANS

Jeff Sipe

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Jeff Sipe is a drummer based in jny: Asheville, North Carolina, and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music.  For decades he has been a conspicuous presence on the Southern music scene. He was an original member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit, and the phenomenal trio Hellborg, Lane, Sipe. He's known as Jimmy Herring's ...

Oz Noy

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As a top session guitarist in his native Israel, Oz Noy was at home playing jazz, blues, funk, and rock. Since emmigrating to the United States in 1996 he has been based in New York City where he has become a regular fixture on the local jazz scene, including his standing gig at the Bitter End. ...