More than 30,000 music lovers, myself included, headed south last week to Live Oak, Fla. for the eighth annual Wanee Music Festival. Conceived by the Allman Brothers Band nearly a decade ago, the band still holds down the festival with two nights of headlining sets, flanked by their extended "family" of bands as well as other like-minded acts.
Ever wonder if popular music is better today than it was, say, 40 years ago? Frankly, it isn't. Even with Gangnam style, it's hard to imagine this year producing so many recordings as important as the best of 1972.
If you grew up in Missouri or have lived here for a reasonable number of years, it's likely you've experienced the joys of a float trip.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend and original Allman Brothers Band member Gregg Allman returned to St. Louis last night for a sold-out show at the Pageant.
Nels Cline was late to the emergence of Wilco as one of the biggest bands in the world, but his arrival changed things all the same.
In his heyday, James Brown was known as the "hardest working man in show business" -- a title that could easily be bestowed upon Warren Haynes over the last decade.