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Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks quit The Allman Brothers Band

January 9th, 2014 3:20am EST
Warren Haynes
Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are leaving The Allman Brothers Band.

Gregg Allman and his iconic group are celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2014 and at the end of this year, two of its members will part ways with the band.

Haynes and Trucks, who have been with the group for 25 and 15 years respectively, announced the news in a statement that reads: "We are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavours and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part of the band."

Haynes leads the group Gov't Mule, while Trucks fronts his Derek Tru...
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Sax Legend David Sanborn Participates In Save The Music eBay Auction

January 23rd, 2009 6:30pm EST
David Sanborn
Maverick saxophonist David Sanborn, who has performed alongside such heavyweights as James Brown, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and innumerable others is stepping up in support of young musicians across the country and participating in an exclusive auction to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which donates instruments for public school music programs.

The auction is closing on January 26th on UniversalMusicStore.com. The auction boasts a private saxophone lesson with David Sanborn in New York City, a copy of Sanborn's acclaimed new CD Here and G...
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Fantasy Records To Release 'Light Your Light,' The New Album From Toots & The Maytals

August 28th, 2007 7:07pm EDT
Toots & The Maytals
New York, NY - On August 28, 2007 Fantasy Records will release Light Your Light, the latest album from Toots & The Maytals. On the heels of his Grammy triumph for 2004's True Love, Toots comes roaring back with an equally powerful collection of standards and instant classics on his Fantasy Records debut, Light Your Light.

Produced by the masterful Richard Feldman, Light Your Light revisits some of Toots' favorite compositions, shining a modern light on hits such as "Johnny Coolman," which features an appearance by guitarist Derek Trucks, and "Pain in My Heart", an homage to Otis Reddi...
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10,000 Lakes Festival Confirms The String Cheese Incident For Headliner As Trey Anastasio Cancels His Only Summer Performance

May 24th, 2007 12:49pm EDT
The String Cheese Incident
The 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) announces the addition of The String Cheese Incident to the lineup, confirming a Minnesota performance on their summer tour. The Colorado-based group has spent more than a decade making innovative, genre-defying music and will perform two sets at the 10,000 Lakes Festival Friday, July 20 on the Main Stage.

"The String Cheese Incident is thrilled to be returning to 10KLF for the third time and are looking forward to performing in the North Woods once again," says SCI manager Mike Luba.

10KLF announces today that guitarist Trey Anastasio will be u...
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10,000 Lakes Festival Confirms The Tragically Hip, Zappa Plays Zappa

March 29th, 2007 3:03pm EDT
10KLF
The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) held July 18 – 21 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn. is quickly becoming the summer's must attend live music and camping event. Adding artists to its growing lineup, 10KLF announces the confirmation of these groups: The Tragically Hip, Zappa Plays Zappa, Particle, Blueground Undergrass, Outformation, The Lee Boys, Big Organ Trio, and That 1 Guy.

Continuing the high standards of musical excellence that festivarians expect, this year's 10,000 Lakes Festival lineup already features Bob Weir & RatDog, Trey Anastasio, The Disco Bisc...
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10,000 Lakes Festival Heads Into Fifth Year with Jam Heavyweights

December 7th, 2006 4:36pm EST
10KLF
The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) will provide an unforgettable weekend of live musical performances and campout experiences held July 18 – 21 at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. A yearly tradition for music lovers nationwide, 10KLF has quickly established itself as a premier festival destination.

The initial festival artist lineup includes members of the Grateful Dead and Phish leading their contemporary ensembles, along with a diverse cross-section of talent from the improvisational music scene. With dozens of bands still to be added in the coming m...
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Guitar Legends JJ Cale and Eric Clapton Unite For An Epic, Soulful CD: "The Road To Escondido"

October 27th, 2006 12:56pm EDT
Eric Clapton
After years of admiring each other's musical masterworks and Clapton covers of Cale songs such as "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," guitar greats J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton have teamed up for the first time to create an original album together, The Road To Escondido. The 14 track CD was produced and recorded by the duo in August 2005 in California. The resulting music defies being labeled into any one category, but instead finds influence across the spectrum of blues, rock, country and folk. A hybrid sound that is unique musically, while still bearing the signature styles of Cale and Clap...
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Everyone Orchestra Fall Mini-Tour Hits The Northeast

September 26th, 2006 3:41pm EDT
EO Drummer Jon Fishman
Interactive, improvisational experience, Everyone Orchestra has added Scrapomatic, featuring Derek Trucks Band lead singer Mike Mattison and singer/guitarist Paul Olsen, to support the six city Northeast tour beginning October 3 at Pearl St. in Northampton, MA.

The R&B duo will release "Alligator Love Cry" (Landslide) on October 3. Produced by five time Grammy Award winner John Snyder, the band's second CD lays down a solid foundation of potent blues, overlaid with a stunning mixture of highly charged vocals, New Orleans jazz derivations, sweet soul music and even a memorable taste of...
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Everyone Orchestra Conducted By Matt Butler Coming To Northeast In October

August 28th, 2006 12:52pm EDT
Everyone Orchestra
Everyone Orchestra is hitting East Coast stages in October within an exciting edition assembled from a rotating cast of all star musicians, including E/O founder/conductor Matt Butler, Phish drummer Jon Fishman, guitar legend Steve Kimock, string wizard Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project), saxmen Jeff Coffin (The Flecktones) and Peter Apfelbaum (Hieroglyphics Ensemble; Trey Anastasio), bassist Reed Mathis (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Steve Kimock Band), and hammered dulcimer player/percussionist Jamie Janover (Zilla), guitarist Scott Law, keyboardist Asher Fulero and more.

What mak...
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Derek Trucks Band Release First DVD

June 22nd, 2006 11:59pm EDT
Derek Trucks Band
On July 11th Derek Trucks Band will release 'Songlines Live,' an electrifying concert film from a sold out live performance at the Park West in Chicago on January 28th, 2006 and the DTB's first-ever DVD. The 'Songlines Live' DVD combines live concert footage with in-depth interviews with Trucks and band members Todd Smallie - Bass & vocals, Yonrico Scott - Drums, percussion, & vocals, Kofi Burbridge - Keyboards, flute & vocals, Mike Mattison - Lead vocals and Count M'Butu - congas and percussion. 'Songlines Live' was mixed by producer/engineer Jay Joyce, who also produced the 'Songlines' al...
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The Everyone Orchestra 'Conducts' First "Mini-Tour," July 13-16; Features Steve Kimock

June 22nd, 2006 10:00pm EDT
The Everyone Orchestra
The Everyone Orchestra, an interactive improvisational experience known for its' benefit shows and festival superjams, is hitting the road for a short tour. The four Northern California dates will include feature guitar superstar Steve Kimock with conductor Matt Butler, guitarist Chris Haugen (Axis Brothers), Zilla's Jamie Janover, Mojow and the Vibration Army and more.

Traditionally, the composition of the Orchestra is a revolving roster of all-star artists, and the impetus for the tour - four dates with the same cast, has evolved out of numerous one off dates when the cast of mus...
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Catch Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers On Tour This Summer; Check Out The Latest Single, "Saving Grace," Here

June 20th, 2006 11:18am EDT
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will embark on their 2006 North American "Highway Companions Tour" on June 9 in Charlotte, N.C. The band will be joined along the way by an exciting list of friends and guests that will include a series of very special shows with Pearl Jam, some shows with special guest Trey Anastasio, and others with the Allman Brothers Band. Expect further announcements soon of additional special guests and opening acts who will be on selected dates.

As part of their summer tour, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Petty/vocals, guitars, Mike Campbell/guitars, Benmont Ten...
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Eric Clapton Announces First Round of 2006 US Tour Dates

May 26th, 2006 12:29pm EDT
Eric Clapton
Following a 14 country sold-out European tour with an impressive seven-night run at London's Royal Albert Hall and a historic show in Moscow's Red Square, Eric Clapton will travel to the U.S. for the first leg of an American tour. European fans have shown great enthusiasm for the varied set list featuring rarely played Derek And The Dominos masterpieces "Got To Get Better In A Little While," "Layla" and "Let It Rain" along with Clapton classics such as "Pretending," "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Cocaine" mixed with the newer soulful tunes from the latest Clapton album "Back Home." As the London...
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Derek Trucks Band Supports New Studio Album With 27-Date Tour

January 12th, 2006 11:35am EST
Derek Trucks Band
The Derek Trucks Band will celebrate the new year by launching a new tour. The "virtuoso" (Boston Globe) guitarist and company will preview their new album 'Songlines' (February 21, Columbia Records) with 27 tour dates in January and February 2006. The trek will include a special intimate performance at New York's Florence Gould Hall January 22 and a Los Angeles showcase at The Roxy February 23. The well-traveled band will also tape a booking on NPR's Mountain Stage January 15.

The Derek Trucks Band lives up to its reputation as a live juggernaut, making connections between genres in a...
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