Current Issue - #45

- Gregg Allman
- Oteil Burbridge
- Widespread Panic
- Chuck Leavell
- Big House Foundation
- Elliott Landy
- Michael Barbiero
- South X Southwest
- Drive-By Truckers
- Funky Meters
- Beanland
- and much more!

Susan Tedeschi - Live from Austin, TX

Now Available!!!

Featured Item
New Book Release!

Chuck Leavell Biography

Willie Perkins - No Saints, No Saviors (book)

New Release
Gov't Mule - Deja Voodoo

Available Now!!!

Featured Item
NYABB Baseball Cap

Proceeds benefit Big House Foundation

Ludlow Garage Sale
Oteil & the Peacemakers - Love Of A Lifetime T-shirt

on sale!

Each edition of brings a fresh look at the latest features from the current issue of Hittin' the Note, audio features of new releases from various artists, CD reviews, an archival feature from a past issue, and lots more exciting information and surprises. You will also find officially licensed Allman Brothers Band merchandise, tour wear, and hard to find CDs from such artists as the Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Jack Pearson, Floyd Miles, and many others. Check out the CD page on the website for all the artists whose CDs we carry!

Kid Glove Enterprises, Inc. and Hittin' the Note magazine are pleased to announce that, due to overwhelming response, we are now taking pre-sale orders for the 2004 Instant Live Fox Box and West’s Best packages! Nine outstanding shows, a total of 17 CDs – what could be better than that?! Well, how about the pre-sale for both of the 2005 Instant Live shows from the first-ever Wanee Fest held in April! Yes, folks, you asked for them, and now you can have them. Together with the six 2003 Instant Live shows, the very best in concert recordings can be yours. The 2004 and 2005 shows are available for pre-sale now, and the 2003 shows are currently in stock. The Allman Brothers Band helped bring this recording technology to the forefront, and as you can judge from the great mix of soundboard and audience sources, there is nothing quite as good as these stellar performances captured so well. The Allman Brothers Band and Instant Live CDs are as good as it gets!

Hittin’ the Note welcomes Brian Shupe to our website staff. Brian has been associated with Gov’t Mule in the past, and he brings a wealth of knowledge to us, and therefore to you, our readers. He will be launching several new monthly features here at which we know you will enjoy. Since the Internet is an interactive domain, it is only fitting that we invite you to participate in these new ventures. The Digital Domain will provide some technical information for those of you who like to know what makes it all tick. The Best Album You Never Heard will take on a recording that may have slipped through the cracks, but is still worthy of a good listening. The Roots of Rock will explore the people who were the forefathers of the music we all love. There will be more to come in the near future, with a chance for you to be part of this new aspect of Hittin’ the Note. Join us in welcoming Mr. Shupe to the fold, and let us know what you think of our new monthly features. Brian can be reached at [email protected], so tell him what you like, what you would like to see him cover, and what we can do to make this both fun and interesting for you. Hittin’ the Note...because music matters.

Our Featured Artist for this edition is an informative interview with blues legend John Hammond. HTN's Glenn White brings us up close and personal with one of the biggest students of the blues alive and playing today. John has a new CD out, In Your Arms Again, and he shares the experience of putting together the CD as well as many other aspects of his life and career. Check out the Featured Artist page for the latest from an old friend of the family. Taking a look way back to Hittin' the Note Issue #2, our Archival Feature is a collaborative article called "A Pilgrimage to Macon." Published in 1992, this was a look at Macon in the days prior to the new glory of the Big House, in a time before all that is happening now was even a dream. Original HTN founders Ron Currens, Joe Bell, and Bill Ector captured a moment in time that for many became the first real guide to what there was to see and do in Macon that was Allman-related. Enjoy!

Our 1st Featured Release is the powerful and poignant new archival CD from the Allman Brothers Band. Macon City Auditorium, Macon, GA 2/11/72 displays the five-man band in its brightest glory in front of a hometown crowd, and it serves as permanent reminder of how the Allman Brothers continued the dream following the loss of their leader, Duane Allman. The majesty and the brilliance of this performance is incredible, as you will hear. This was perhaps the most pivotal time in the history of the ABB, and they came through with shining colors. The 2nd Featured Release is the stunning CD from the original line-up of the Allman Brothers Band, their second archival project, Stonybrook 9/19/71. This displays the magic that was the Duane Allman and Berry Oakley version of the band, and it is simply a must-have. The third Featured Release, American University, 12/13/70, is back again, and as good as ever. AU, 12/13/70 was recorded right as the ABB began their meteoric rise to the top of the music world, and it contains seminal versions of many of their classic songs. All in all, these three archival releases comprise one of the most notable eras in rock music, from a Hall of Fame band without equal. And don't forget our Audio Feature - this time around is a double-play of great music from two very diverse but vital musicians. Donna Hopkins and Yonrico Scott can all light it up, so check each one out for yourself - you'll enjoy them all!

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Long-time HTN friend and one of the most outstanding blues artists today, John Hammond sings and plays the blues in his own unique style. Hittin’ the Note was honored and privileged to interview John for our first issue in 1992, and we are even more honored to once again bring you the latest news on this fine musician. John saw his first show – no less than Big Bill Broonzy - as a kid with his father, the legendary John Hammond, Sr. (who signed such artists as Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen to Columbia Records). John Hammond has become not only a very talented musician and guitarist, but he is somewhat of an authority on the various blues styles that evolved over the years in different parts of the country. He has a new CD out called In Your Arms Again that is a great listen. It is our extreme pleasure to bring you the latest from a fine artist and a wonderfully warm and engaging man – Mr. John Hammond.

Long before the Big House in Macon was restored to its former glory and became a Mecca for Allman Brothers fans, not to mention the home of perhaps the band’s biggest fan, a group of guys from Hot'lanta made a little trip one sunny Saturday to check out as many places as they could from the days when the Allman Brothers Band lived in Macon. That trip was chronicled in Issue #2 of Hittin’ the Note, and it is our great pleasure to bring the story back to life again. As the Big House Foundation moves toward its goal of turning the house into a permanent Allman Brothers Band museum, it seems quite appropriate to give you a peek at a time when all the new wave of Allman-related excitement was still over two years away. Macon was truly a sleepy little town on the banks of the Ocmulgee River - but as always, it was back where it all began. We hope you enjoy this travelogue - and we believe you will!

Instant Live

2003 Instant Live

2004 Instant Live

2005 Instant Live

Featured Release
Allman Brothers Band

Macon, GA 2/11/72
Allman Brothers Band

Stony Brook, NY 9/19/71
Allman Brothers Band

American University 12/13/70

CD Reviews
- Gov't Mule - Mo' Voodoo
Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust
- Tinsley Ellis - Highwayman

Bonnaroo 2004 - Various Artists

Now Available!!!

Derek Trucks Band - Live at Georgia Theatre

Now Available!!!


Donna Hopkins


Yonrico Scott Band

Featured Item
ABB Beer Mug

22K gold leaf

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