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My name is Dave and I write articles for Live For Live Music. When I'm not writing articles, I'm also selling discount tires from Tires-O-Matic on 38th St. If you need a discount tire, or a music article, I'm your guy.

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    Watch Sharon Jones’ Powerhouse Performance With Tedeschi Trucks Band At Red Rocks

    In 2015, the Tedeschi Trucks Band hosted a “Wheels Of Soul” tour that saw the band perform with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II at venues across the country. Naturally, with so many tour dates together, the bands frequently joined forces for collaborative efforts. Perhaps no stage could be more fitting for such a potent display of soul music […]

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    Listen To Leon Russell Accompany Joe Cocker On Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On The Wire” In 1970

    In 1969, Leonard Cohen released the song “Bird On The Wire” from his Songs from a Room album. The track quickly became one of his signature songs, and would be performed live by Cohen more times than any of his other original music. Inspired by an actual bird sitting on a newly installed telephone wire, […]

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    Listen To The Grateful Dead’s Live Debut Of “Cumberland Blues” On This Day In 1969

    As the 1960’s progressed, the Grateful Dead evolved from a psychedelic novelty to a legitimate force of songwriting and musicianship. The turning point came in the form of two studio albums released in 1970, Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, each showcasing the Dead’s ability to create lasting music. While Workingman’s Dead was a more blues […]

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    Let’s Rock Out To “Led Zeppelin IV” On The Album’s 46th Anniversary

    The instant classic Led Zeppelin IV turns 46 today, released officially on November 8th, 1971. Packed with some of the band’s most recognizable music, Led Zeppelin was actually in somewhat of a lull when they released IV. Their third album, Led Zeppelin III, garnered something of a lukewarm reception following their first two successful releases, […]

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    Listen To 12 Beautiful Covers Of Leonard Cohen’s Music

    In 1997, Leonard Cohen said, “Whenever I hear anybody do one of my songs, my critical judgments go into immediate, suspended animation. I’m just knocked out when anybody does a cover of mine … First of all, I’m happy that someone has heard the song and is moved to cover it. Second of all, it […]

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    The Allman Brothers Band’s Debut Album Was Released On This Day In 1969

    Often described as the first Southern rock album, The Allman Brothers Band’s self-titled debut album was first released on November 4th, 1969. The album features a number of the band’s most well-known songs, like “Dreams”, “It’s Not My Cross To Bear”, and “Whipping Post”. It still looms large as the defining moment that the Allman Brothers were born. […]

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    Watch Pro-Shot Video Of Oysterhead In Hollywood From This Day In 2001

    Even just the word Oysterhead conjures up the fondest of jam memories, as the short-lived supergroup featured the likes of Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool and Stewart Copeland. The three men need no introduction as individuals, and, as an ensemble, few can match their enormous ability for fusion music. Oysterhead formed during Jazz Fest of 2000, when Claypool was asked to […]

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    All Of Phish & Dave Matthews Band Joined Forces On Stage, On This Day In 1994

    Two of the biggest jam-oriented groups to come out of the last few decades are, undoubtedly, Phish and the Dave Matthews Band. Both bands have been touring forces for many years, but in 1994, the DMB were still cutting their jib as newcomers to the scene. Phish had been around for eleven years at that time, amassing something […]

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    Celebrate Cyril Neville’s Birthday With Live Footage Of The Meters From 1974

    The name Neville is synonymous with New Orleans! For generations, the Neville Brothers have made their mark on the Crescent City, symbolically leading the city’s musical charge by writing and producing countless legendary, genre-defining songs. Of course, one of the most iconic bands to feature any Nevilles is The Meters, the de facto leaders of […]

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    Listen To John Medeski & moe. Lay Down A 23-Minute “Buster” Jam On This Day In ’96

    Over the summer, the jam juggernauts of moe. went on an indefinite hiatus while bassist Rob Derhak seeks medical treatment for cancer. Over the past twenty-five years, both moe. and Medeski, Martin & Wood have become institutions of the jam scene. Back in 1996, both acts were cutting their teeth in a scene full of burgeoning improvisational music, which […]

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