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BOOK PROMO VIDEO I

I used to wonder if I loved Al Tuck’s music so much was because he was a friend.  Now that I’m almost fifty, however, I know for certain that it’s not the case.  I just don’t have the time to … Continue reading

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A REFRESHING RAIN’S A GONNA FALL

Next to their sophisticated sense of personal style, one of the things that I’d always loved about the Grateful Dead was Fire on the Mountain and I got to see them perform this in Buffalo.  Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir … Continue reading

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ACROSS THE BORDERLINE

Bob Dylan performed a lovely version of this Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/Jim Dickinson tune at the show.  Of course, I wasn’t there to witness it (see below), but later found the performances on YouTube and was able to see parts of … Continue reading

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TRUE CONFESSIONS: PART II

After Bob Dylan’s performance at Farm Aid I, which featured Mr. Petty and the Heartbreakers as his backing band, all parties decided to formally head out onto the road together the following year.  The result was the “True Confessions Tour.”  … Continue reading

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TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS

Although Bob Dylan received top-billing, the culture inside and outside the event was dominated by Grateful Dead fans.  In fact, my memory is that a fairly large exodus of people occurred after the Dead’s set concluded.  This may have been … Continue reading

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BOOK PROMO VIDEO II

Here is another video clip to promote my book, The Men Who Killed Oates.  This is another one of Al Tuck’s:  a cover of a Skip James tune featuring saxophone by Dani Oore (who uses pedals to great effect.)  Very … Continue reading

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TOUCH OF GREY

This is for Jerry Garcia.  By the time the show started, my nerves were shot from the traveling, the bourbon, the lack of sleep, the waiting in the heat, and the dehydration.  When the Grateful Dead began this tune, Garcia … Continue reading

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