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  • Eric Clapton Joe Bonamassa Watkins Glen Dave Mason Cyril NevilleEric Clapton Joe Bonamassa Watkins Glen Dave Mason Cyril Neville

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  • FeaturesFeaturesFeatures8 Chris Robinson: 8 Chris Robinson: 8 Chris Robinson: Bettys S.F. Blends, Volume One Bettys S.F. Blends, Volume One Bettys S.F. Blends, Volume One

    by John Lynskeyby John Lynskeyby John Lynskey

    12 Behind The Scenes of Eric Claptons 12 Behind The Scenes of Eric Claptons 12 Behind The Scenes of Eric Claptons Give Me Strength: The 74-75 Recordings Give Me Strength: The 74-75 Recordings Give Me Strength: The 74-75 Recordings with Bill Levenson with Bill Levenson with Bill Levenson

    by Brian Robbinsby Brian Robbinsby Brian Robbins

    20 Joe Bonamassa: Into the Limelight20 Joe Bonamassa: Into the Limelight20 Joe Bonamassa: Into the Limelightby Tony Sclafaniby Tony Sclafaniby Tony Sclafani

    Special NotesSpecial NotesSpecial Notes26 Photo Session: Sidney Smith & the 26 Photo Session: Sidney Smith & the 26 Photo Session: Sidney Smith & the Allman Brothers Band Allman Brothers Band Allman Brothers Band

    32 Watkins Glen Remembered:32 Watkins Glen Remembered:32 Watkins Glen Remembered: A Conversation with Bunky Odom A Conversation with Bunky Odom A Conversation with Bunky Odom

    by John Lynskeyby John Lynskeyby John Lynskey

    36 Dave Mason: The Road Behind... and Ahead 36 Dave Mason: The Road Behind... and Ahead 36 Dave Mason: The Road Behind... and Ahead by Paul Antonelloby Paul Antonelloby Paul Antonello

    48 Cyril Neville Cooks up Some Magic Honey48 Cyril Neville Cooks up Some Magic Honey48 Cyril Neville Cooks up Some Magic Honeyby Leslie Michele Derroughby Leslie Michele Derroughby Leslie Michele Derrough

    DepartmentsDepartmentsDepartments7 Editors Notes7 Editors Notes7 Editors Notes

    42 Compact Dreams: Exposing the Gold In a 42 Compact Dreams: Exposing the Gold In a 42 Compact Dreams: Exposing the Gold In a Mountain Jam of CDs Mountain Jam of CDs Mountain Jam of CDs by Tom Clarkeby Tom Clarkeby Tom Clarke

    46 In Tune: Documenting Up & Coming 46 In Tune: Documenting Up & Coming 46 In Tune: Documenting Up & Coming Musicians Musicians Musicians by Jamie Leeby Jamie Leeby Jamie Lee

    52 HTN 6-pack: 52 HTN 6-pack: 52 HTN 6-pack: North Mississippi Allstars, Humble Pie, North Mississippi Allstars, Humble Pie, North Mississippi Allstars, Humble Pie, Black Sabbath, Drive-By Truckers, Buddy Guy, Michael Lee Firkins Black Sabbath, Drive-By Truckers, Buddy Guy, Michael Lee Firkins Black Sabbath, Drive-By Truckers, Buddy Guy, Michael Lee Firkins

    58 CD Reviews: 58 CD Reviews: 58 CD Reviews: Emmylou Harris, James Maddock, Buffalo Emmylou Harris, James Maddock, Buffalo Emmylou Harris, James Maddock, Buffalo Killers, Jared James Nichols, Kettle of Fish, Los Lobos, Jack Johnson, Killers, Jared James Nichols, Kettle of Fish, Los Lobos, Jack Johnson, Killers, Jared James Nichols, Kettle of Fish, Los Lobos, Jack Johnson, Hard Working Americans, Jim Weiders Project Percolator, Joe Pitts Hard Working Americans, Jim Weiders Project Percolator, Joe Pitts Hard Working Americans, Jim Weiders Project Percolator, Joe Pitts Band, The Todd Wolfe Band, Gregg Allman Band, The Todd Wolfe Band, Gregg Allman Band, The Todd Wolfe Band, Gregg Allman

    Chris Robinson - Michael StewartJoe Bonamassa - Jeff Katz

    Dave Mason - Dino PerrucciCyril Neville - Leslie Michele Derrough

    Chris Robinson Cover photo - Paul Natkin

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  • www.dixiepeach.com

    F E A T U R I N G

    Ira StanleyLEAD AND SLIDE GUITAR

    S P E C I A L G U E S T P E R F O R M A N C E S B Y

    Lee Roy ParnellJack Pearson

    Etta Britt

    Blues With Friends

    ON SALE NOW

    F E A T U R I N G

    DIXIE PEACH

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    Blues With

    Too Much TroublePork Chop BluesNight RideComing Home TodayDont Want To WaitBottle Hymn of the RepublicTrouble With LoveIts Crying TimeWait A MinuteRicks Shuffle

    Special Guest Appearances by:LEE ROY PARNELL JACK PEARSON ETTA BRITT

    1. TOO MUCH TROUBLE | 5:05(Stanley-Peachsongs BMI)Ira slide | Lee S. middle solo

    2. PORK CHOP BLUES | 4:13 (Stanley-Peachsongs BMI)Ira intro & 1st solo | Jack 2nd soloLee Roy 3rd solo 3. NIGHT RIDE | 4:50(Stanley-Peachsongs BMI)

    Jack solo guitar 4. COMING HOME TODAY | 5:22(Stanley-Peachsongs BMI) 5. DONT WANT TO WAIT | 5:03

    (Stanley-Peachsongs BMI)Lee Roy slide guitar | Etta - vocals

    6. BOTTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC | 4:24

    (Stanley-Peachsongs BMI)Ira 1st slide | Jack 2nd slide | Lee Roy 3rd slide

    7. TROUBLE WITH LOVE | 5:20(Paulus-Peachsongs BMI)Etta vocalsIra solos with Scotty middle & end solos

    8. ITS CRYIN TIME | 5:24(Stanley-Peachsongs BMI) 9. WAIT A MINUTE | 4:06

    (Stanley-Peachsongs BMI)Ira intro & 1st solo | Scotty 2nd solo

    10. RICKS SHUFFLE | 2:44(Stanley-Peachsongs BMI)Ira solos & slide with Lee S 3rd solo

    PRODUCER IRA STANLEYASSOCIATE PRODUCER STEVE BENSONMIXER BUD SNYDERAT SPIRIT RANCH STUDIOS

    SARASOTA, FLORIDAPRO TOOLS EDITING MARK CAPPSRECORDED AT INTUITIVE RECORDING

    ARTISTS STUDIO DAYTON, OHIOAND LRP STUDIO NASHVILLE, TENNESSEEMASTERED AT RODNEY MILLS MASTERHOUSE

    ATLANTA, GEORGIACOVER ART RICK GARCIAGRAPHIC DESIGN RIKKI POULOSwww.dixiepeach.comwww.facebook.com/DixiePeachBand

    Copyright 2012 Big Shew Records

    DIXIE PEACH

    IRA STANLEY | LEAD & SLIDE GUITARS, VOCALS

    STEVE BENSON | DRUMS/PERCUSSION, VOCALS

    TONY PAULUS | KEYBOARDS & GUITAR, VOCALS

    MIKE ROUSCULP | BASS, VOCALSSTEVE WILLIAMS | KEYBOARDS, VOCALSFRIENDS

    LEE ROY PARNELL | GUITAR, VOCALSJACK PEARSON | GUITARETTA BRITT | VOCALSSCOTTY BRATCHER | GUITAR

    LEE SWISHER | GUITARSTACEY STANLEY | KEYBOARDSDAN CONNAUGHTON | BASSLARRY VEST | BASS, VOCALSTONI VEST | VOCALSDAVE BENSON | VOCALSMICHAEL LOSEKAMP | VOCALS

    HORNS ON PORK CHOP BLUES

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    DIXIE PEACH

    Ira Stanley lead & slide guitars, vocals

    Steve Benson drums/percussion, vocals

    Tony Paulus keyboards & guitar, vocals

    Mike Rousculp bass, vocals

    Steve Williams keyboards, vocals

    FRIENDS

    Lee Roy Parnell guitar, vocals

    Jack Pearson guitar

    Etta Britt vocals

    Scotty Bratcher guitar

    Lee Swisher guitar

    Stacey Stanley - keyboards

    Dan Connaughton bass

    Larry Vest bass, vocals

    Toni Vest vocals

    Dave Benson vocals

    Michael Losekamp - vocals

    Horns on Pork Chop Blues:

    Gary King trombone

    Michael Greene baritone saxMatt Quinn - saxophone

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  • From the very beginning of the Chris Robinson Band, the main thing is that I always want to be confident about the material we present. At the same time, Ive always been very anti-corporate throughout my entire career. I think that as we live in this day and age, music has become even more status-driven, and there is a lot of pretense about it. People like to talk up the role of the artist or the musi-cian, but it doesnt really add up with their actions and/or their work. So for me, the real quandary regarding the Chris Robinson Brotherhood was that I didnt want to do it in any way that I would have done it before. I didnt want to start with a record deal, but if thats the case, how do you get your music out there? What do you do? So I looked at the Grateful Dead world, and being part of the Grateful Dead family has had a big influence on me. I was like, OK, we need to start our mythology now. Were going to have this band, and its not going to be just a side project if any-thing, that is what the Black Crowes have turned into. The CRB is now the meat of the matter for me, if you will. Thus stated Chris Robinson about the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, the group he formed in 2011 and has nurtured ever since. Joined by guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, drummer George Sluppick and Mark Dutton on bass, the CRB hit the road hard and heavy and has not looked back since, gaining a following one show at a time. As Chris explained, So the idea came about that people in this kind of concert culture really listen to the live stuff and are truly interested in what the band sounds like. So in 2011 we booked nine weeks in California to get things started. It was like Tuesday and Wednesday nights in little clubs we hardly played any weekend dates, and we put 13,500 miles on a van just in California. We had no road crew it was nothing but us and Brian our tour man-ager, which was very important as well, because it helps you build the temple every night, brick by brick. Like for me as a guitar player, I wanted to learn from the ground up how to set up my own gear and got through what everyone else had gone through earlier in their career. The other part of the quandary was, What are the expec-tations for this band? There were no interviews, there were no photographs you had to seek it out and see if you liked it. That tour was the galvanizing factor in why this band be-came so tight, and it also gave us a safety latch, if you will, in that you dont want to bite off more than you can chew before you know whats happening. Within a few weeks of us being a band, being on the road and playing together three hours a night, it all clicked for us. We realized that there was only progression for us as musicians and as friends, as songwriters and as a unit. In 2012, the CRB took the next step in their progression as a group and recorded two outstanding studio albums Big Moon Ritual, released in June, and The Magic Door, which followed three months later. Both recordings capture what the band does best: long, bluesy psychedelic jams from Casal, built around esoteric lyrics, Robinsons distinc-tive vocals and soaring harmonies. We ended up taking the energy of our road shows from

    that first year right into the studio, Chris recounted. That opened up a lot of cool possibilities to me, the future is interesting musically because I think it is going to be more of a connoisseur-driven thing. I mean, why make music that is watered down? Why would you dumb it down? To make money? To make it easier on the audience? The answer is No. As a matter of fact, we need to get heavier and deeper into what we are doing. I think that is where the real reward comes down for us artistically. The rewards are also found in the little culture that the Brotherhood is not just for us, but for the audience as well. Everybody is part of something at a unique period of time they are there for the birth of our psychedelic rock band. That is the mentality that we want to keep going. Its a genuine, homespun thing. We dont want to depend upon outside influences the band will grow exponentially as it is supposed to. People overuse this word, but our band is an organic thing that we are in the midst of. Chris also pointed out that Our music gives us an open-ended opportunity to experiment, and there is another cool aspect to that. All of us with the exception of Adam are in our forties, and in my case Im getting into my late-for-ties. Weve all been doing this for years and years and years weve been on lots of sessions, made records and done monster tours. I think we use my name because it allows us to skip a few places in line here and there, and thats cool, but no decisions are made without all of us discussing them. One of the keys to the sound of the CRB is the ever-evolving relationship between Chris and Neal Casal, and as Chris put it, I think what people are seeing is a real progression in the songwriting, the playing and in the direc-tion of where we want to take this. A lot of that comes from the relationship that Neal and I have developed; originally, Neal and I were collaborating a little bit, but now as we have progressed, our songwriting is now about 50/50. I write a part, he writes a part it is an awesome collabora-tion, and it is exciting. Another aspect to the Chris-Neal relationship is the step-up in Chris role as a guitarist. While Neal is one of the most-respected lead players in the business, Chris is taking on larger guitar responsibilities, adding an important nuance to the group. I think the best part of it for me coming in kind of late in the game is a perspective thing, stated Chris. My sound is very unorthodox when compared to the guys who sat around and learned all of Eric Claptons licks, or people who grew up studying the blues. When Im surrounded by so many talented players, I have to find some other kind of musical dialogue that fits, because I am not a flashy player I dont have a lot of licks and chops. This band, however, allows me to be very expressive, and that is one thing I can bring; the sound Im into brings a different color palette. Neal is so encouraging to me he al-ways has time to talk about guitar playing. The other thing is I have put in a lot of work into my guitar playing, a lot of woodshedding, man. Getting to play three hours a night, an hour at soundcheck, playing in the hotel you rack up the

    Singer/songwriter Chris Robinson is a very busy man these days, and very happy about it. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood has just released a quadruple live album, Bettys S.F.s Blend, Volume One, which captures the band at their psychedelic jamming best. While on a break from a just completed run with the Black Crowes, the legendary frontman took a few minutes with HTN to talk about the CRB and what the group means to him at this stage of his career....

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