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Hittin' the Note #81 - 2014

Greetings everyone,

      Summer is just around the corner, and with its arrival will come warm evenings and live music under the stars. Hittin' the Note is proud to cover the artists you've come to love, with depth and insight that only we can deliver.
      On March 26, 2009, the Allman Brothers Band marked their fortieth anniversary with a performance for the ages at New York City's Beacon Theatre. The magic of that night has been captured on 40, a brand new DVD that allows you to enjoy the sights, sounds and energy of that once-in-a-lifetime show. HTN # 81 kicks off with the complete liner notes to 40 for your reading pleasure.
      John Fogerty: the name alone invokes memories of some of the greatest three-minute songs ever written in the history of rock and roll. The leader of and driving force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival, John continues to make new music, but has also made a deliberate decision to revisit the CCR songs he refused to play for decades. John sat down with HTN's Alan Paul to discuss his long and storied career, and we know that you will be taken by this provocative interview.
      A gathering like no other occurred on January 10, 2014, at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, as an incredibly impressive group of musicians gathered together to pay tribute to the legendary Gregg Allman. As Brian Robbins tells us, All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman is a CD/DVD package that captures perfectly the momentous history of that evening; it truly was one for the ages.
      Guitarist Rich Robinson is best known for being one of the cornerstones in the Black Crowes, but he continues to build an impressive solo resume. His latest effort, The Ceaseless Sight, clearly displays Rich's obvious six-string prowess, but the most telling aspect of the album is his evolution as a singer/songwriter. Brian Robbins and Rich had an engaging conversation about The Ceaseless Sight, and the excitement Rich has about this project is obvious.
      Tom Johnston co-founded the Doobie Brothers over forty years ago, and he and the band are still rockin' down the highway. The guitarist/vocalist gave HTN a preview to the group's extremely cool new endeavor; an album of classic Doobie Brothers hits, covered by some of the biggest names in country music who recorded the tracks with the Doobies themselves. The Doobie Brothers go country; now that is music worth listening to.
      The Drive-By Truckers rock as hard as any band out there; their music is gritty, honest and real. The combo of Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have remained constant as the players around them have changed, but they continue to write songs that are mixtures of joy and loss, with a dose of humor to boot. Brian Robbins spoke to Patterson and Mike about English Oceans, DBT's new studio album, and the duo were upbeat and forthcoming about the status of the Truckers.
      # 81 also includes the usuals: Tom Clarke's "Compact Dreams," "In Tune" by Jamie Lee, a dozen CD reviews and the HTN "6-Pack" section. Our "Photo Session" focuses on the Allman Brothers Band's fortieth anniversary show from March 26, 2009, as seen through the lenses of Kirk West and Dino Perrucci, and we close things out with ABB bassist Oteil Burbridge's touching and personal letter to Galadrielle Allman regarding her tremendous book, Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman. A special thanks goes out from HTN to Oteil for sharing this letter with us.
      That's a wrap for this one, but looking ahead, Hittin' the Note will have features on the upcoming 1971 Fillmore East box set from the Allman Brothers, a twenty-year retrospective on Gov't Mule, an interview with blues legend John Mayall, and much, much more. As always, we appreciate your support; you make it possible for us to keep covering the music that matters.

                                                                                                     Until later,
                                                                                                     John Lynskey
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