Category Archives: Features

Marc Ford: Fathers, Sons, Guitars, and Holy Ghost

Marc Ford doesn’t lug his resume around with him – he’d rather keep both hands free to carry guitars. Yeah, the list of folks he’s played with in the past is an impressive one (we’ll get into some of them as we go; you can always look them up), but that’s not what Marc Ford’s […]

Galadrielle Allman’s Song For Her Father: Please Be With Me

The career of legendary guitarist Duane Allman has been well-documented in words and music over the years – but what of the man himself? Sadly, we probably know more about October 29, 1971 – the date of his fatal motorcycle accident – than any other day in Duane Allman’s life. We know some of his […]

Wilko Johnson: Going Back Home with Roger Daltrey

The simple fact of the matter is Wilko Johnson isn’t supposed to be with us at this point – let alone playing slam-banging, foot-stomping rock ‘n’ roll with a new album that debuted at the number three spot on the U.K. album charts. But the 66-year-old Johnson has never done things quite like anyone else. […]

Robben Ford Spends A Day In Nashville

In a career that’s spanned over 40 years and is still going strong, guitarist Robben Ford has done everything from playing it sweet alongside Joni Mitchell and George Harrison to getting down and getting out there with the likes of Miles Davis and Larry Carlton – hell, he even played a stealth session with Kiss […]

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – It’s Her Fault

Honest and true: I think the only folks who wouldn’t like Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs’ new It’s Her Fault are inhabitants of Salt Lake City, Utah. And that’s not a done deal, either. Though it may be true that the opening tune “SLC” warns, Don’t get your hopes up in Salt Lake City Because […]

Alan Paul’s One Way Out : The Allman Brothers Uncut

For as public as The Allman Brothers Band’s saga has been for the last 45 years – a mix of magnificent triumphs and macabre tragedies; dues-paying and wretched excesses; clashing egos and brotherly love – their story has never been righteously told … until now. When author Alan Paul says that writing One Way Out […]

The Facebook Thing

Speaking of Facebook … some folks have asked about why all the new boat photos, links to stories, posts, etc. etc. don’t show up in their feeds, even though they’ve liked my Facebook page. Here’s the scoop: My Brian Robbins Facebook page is an “author’s page” – considered a business page by Facebook, with […]

Eric Clapton’s Give Me Strength – My Conversation With Producer Bill Levenson

From Issue #79 of Hittin’ The Note magazine: Bill Levenson, Executive Producer of the new Eric Clapton release Give Me Strength: The ’74/’75 Recordings discusses the task of assembling the new box set. Give Me Strength focuses on a period of Clapton’s career that is often overlooked: the 1974-75 run that produced the 461 Ocean […]

The Story of “Cole’s Law”, Steve Kimock, Tigger & Me

“She came for dinner, but we never got to that …” Pretty cool to be able to tell the whole world (well, the folks listening to Maine Public Radio, anyway) about how much you love your wife/best friend – and share a great piece of music, as well. I was invited to take part in […]

Scenes from “Church” – “Whiskey In The Jar” & “Danny Boy”

My end-of-the-year “Bearin’s” column in Commercial Fisheries News (the January 2014 issue on newstands now – or available online at recounts some of our Sunday morning music sessions at my brother Stevie’s shop in downtown Stonington, ME. Normally, the shop is where Stevie works on his lobster gear – but on Sundays, it’s become […]

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