Awesome night with @marcuskingband can't say enough good things it's like #lynyrdskynyrd and the #allmanbrothers were dug up and their ashes were mixed and created this band! Thank you @deandelray for putting me up on these guys!
Chosen song for when we pulled up to the house that was no longer there. It’s like Santa Rosa all over again. Just like other areas burned beyond recognition...Malibu is forever going to be changed. My friend Nolani wasn’t as upset as I prepared for. People can be surprisingly strong and resilient when faced with devastation. We all sat and just looked at this now silent space.
Midnight Rider is their favorite song. They didn’t cry until the drive home when I handed them the silver dollars I brought.
Sometimes it’s the little things that trigger the big emotions. I’m glad I got to be there and sing the whole way back to my house with them.
James muted the music at random times to prove Nolani and I suck at singing...so for that...she and I will be singing non-stop tonight. Because we can. 😈😈
#BornOnThisDay. The great Hubert Sumlin was born on November 16, 1931 in Greenwood, MS. Long time guitarist for Howlin' Wolf. Known for his wrenching, shattering bursts of notes, sudden cliff-hanging silences and daring rythmic suspensions. He followed the Wolf from the Delta to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters for a short time, but mainly was the right-hand man in Howlin Wolf's band from the mid 50's until his death in 1976. The Wolf often called Hubert his son. This photo was taken backstage at The Beacon Theatre, NYC. For the third year in a row, Hubert joined the Allman's during their annual Beacon run. On this night, they played "Smokestack Lightning", "Shake For Me" and "Sittin' On Top of the World" which he also sang. One of the great blues guitarists. Here's Derek Trucks, Hubert Sumlin and Gregg Allman. New York City, NY. March 9, 2006. Photo courtesy of the Big House Museum. #allmanbrothers#RIPhubertsumlin#RIPhowlinwolf#RIPgreggallman#derektrucks#soundsofthesouth#theroadgoesonforever
Former concert promoter and Allman Brothers tour manager Richard Zimmer held the Guitar Greats concert that featured several guitarists who were at the top of their game. Backed by a house band, artists played 2 songs each, with a great jam by all musicians for the finale.
Dickey played Jessica and Ramblin Man. There were great performances by David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) and Neil Schon (Santana). Here's a classic photo of Dickey, Brian Setzer and Johnny Winter backstage at The Capitol Theater. Passaic, NJ. November 12, 1984. 📷: Ebet Roberts. #dickeybetts#johnnywinter#briansetzer#allmanbrothers#guitargreats#straycats#dickeybettsband#greatsouthern#soundsofthesouth#theroadgoesonforever