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It is probably our single most requested item over the years, and now, with the blessing of Duane Allman's estate, we are proud to present THE official Duane Allman T-shirt! This stylish front-and-back design features the Skydog in full flight on the front, with the following quote on the back, taken from Duane's diary entry for January 1st, 1969:

"This year I will be more thoughtful of my fellow man, exert more effort in each of my endeavors professionally as well as personally. Take love where ever I find it, and offer it to everyone who will take it. In this coming year I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me. I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can."

We are humbled and honored to be able to offer this great shirt, and just in time for the Allman Brothers Band's 40th Anniversary. Click here to order!

Do you have cabin fever? Has the long winter got you down? Ready to soak up that festival vibe, start the outdoor music season, and boogie down in a beautiful natural setting? Have we got a festival for you! Please accept our invitation to the Keel Family Function at Cherokee Farms in Lafayette, GA, on April 3rd and 4th.

This festival is a paradise for the discerning music lover, full of underrated musicians who may not top the pop charts, but are the absolute best at what they do. Festival namesake Larry Keel is an icon of the bluegrass scene, a Zen master of acoustic guitar who can play circles around better-known players. If you are unfamiliar with Larry, and have any affinity for bluegrass whatsoever, that alone would make the Family Function must-hear entertainment. You'll thank us later!

Speaking of underappreciated musical legends; the one and only Col. Bruce Hampton will be there with a special, one-time-only band consisting of Jeff "Apt. Q-258" Sipe on drums, Hammond B-3 master Ike Stubblefield on keys, and jazz royalty Grant Green Jr. on guitar. Many of Bruce's partners in crime will be in attendance, such as Rev. Jeff Mosier and Blueground Undergrass, so look for lots of sit-ins and special guests for this unique performance.

As if that wasn't enough, voodoo swamp guitar master Papa Mali will be there, as well as perennial HTN favorite Donna Hopkins, talented singer-songwriter Ralph Roddenbery (as seen in the latest issue of HTN), and many, many more. Did we mention that all this only costs $40? No, that is not a misprint, and in this economy, the price is certainly right.

Click here to buy tickets, and click here for more info about the festival!

Jeff Wood of Drowning Creek Studios has done it again! One of America's finest poster artists has created not one, but two incredible new works of art to commemorate the Allman Brothers 40th Anniversary. We have proudly carried Jeff's posters for years, and he has outdone himself this time. The mushroom poster uses a new 3-D printing technique called "lenticular" printing, which gives it amazing depth. With any great poster, an image on a computer doesn't capture the actual poster, and it's certainly true with this 3-D poster. If you think the 2-D image looks cool, the actual poster may just blow your mind!

Jeff also did the fine old-school screen print you see for the Beacon shows. Every color on the poster requires a different screen, and the result is a poster with a great sense of texture to it. As always, Wood's work is printed on the finest high-quality poster stock. Click here to order both posters today!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be working closely with Drowning Creek in the future on several projects, including some exciting new portrait posters of your favorite artists. Stay tuned for more details!

If you thought the lineup for the Fifth Annual Mountain Jam festival was already epic with Gov't Mule, the Allman Brothers Band and the Derek Trucks Band, make sure you're sitting down before you read on. Rising prog-jam stars Umphrey's McGee, the Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann trio featuring Oteil Burbridge and Scott Murawski, and esteemed jazz/funk ensemble Karl Denson's Tiny Universe all have joined the growing lineup, along with many, many more esteemed acts. A tremendous festival just got even better! Ticket information and a full list of confirmed acts are available at www.mountainjam.com.

Bill Kreutzmann's appearance is part of Mountain Jam's tribute to the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival, which took place 40 years ago in nearby Bethel, NY, and anyone who has seen his new trio with Oteil and Scott knows how great this will be! Festival sponsor Radio Woodstock, who started Mountain Jam as a one-time event to celebrate their 25th Anniversary, have gone the extra mile to pay tribute to that legendary event. Folk icon Richie Havens, who opened that famed festival, will also help Mountain Jam pay tribute to the most important festival of the rock and roll generation.

Besides three full, action-packed days of music, Mountain Jam will also host outdoor late night performances on both Friday and Saturday nights. These "under the stars" performances will complement the festival's already popular late night offerings in the enclosed Hunter Mountain Lodge, providing plenty of musical excitement well into the wee hours.

Mountain Jam passes are now available at www.mountainjam.com for $139.50 or $159.50 for a festival pass/camping combo. A limited number of VIP tickets will be offered at $379.50. A very small number of RV tickets are available at $175, plus a camping festival ticket. Single day tickets will be available at a later date – there will be no Friday Only single-day tickets issued. See you on the mountain!

It's something that has been a dream of ours since the dawn of the computer age. Wouldn't it be great if we could take some of our most popular sold-out issues and offer them on the web in digital form? It is such a shame that so many of our readers have never had a chance to read some of our best and most popular past issues, and it would be great to use the power of the web to put them "back in print."

After many hours of long work by HTN Founding Editor Ron Currens, that day has finally arrived! We now have PDF's of every sold-out issue of Hittin' the Note, including such prized specimens as the legendary Duane Allman cover!

Just click here to browse the available issues, and if you see one you like, download the PDF and either view it on your home computer, or print it out if you like the feel of an actual print magazine. We are so happy to be able to offer this to you, and enjoy exploring these long-lost treasures!

We are beyond thrilled to announce that Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, featuring Jaimoe, Junior Mack and Jay Collins will be playing at our annual Hittin' the Note Beacon party on March 21st with Tommy Talton, of Cowboy and CRS fame, opening as a solo act! This year's party will take place at the stylish Columbus 72, mere blocks from the Beacon, from 2 PM to 6 PM.

Kirk West, the Tour Mystic, is going to come by and talk about Please Call Home: The Big House Years. Butch Trucks will be stopping by to talk about Moogis. Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Oteil Burbridge have always been kind to visit in the past and they have certainly all been invited this year, along with the rest of the band. Checkout www.columbus72.com for more about the venue, and to purchase advanced tickets, click here!

Last but not least, we want to mention that while supplies last, we will be including a copy of the 32 page Beacon program with every Beacon t-shirt order. These special souvenir programs have been a big hit at the Beacon, and are a perfect way to celebrate 40 years of the Allman Brothers Band. Inside the program you will read about the closing night of the Fillmore East, Clapton talking about Duane and a very special 20 year summary of the historic ABB Beacon run by Josh Chasin. If you have already ordered your Beacon merchandise just mention this offer in your next order from Hittin' the Note by adding a comment in the order comments section and we will send it to you! Thanks for your support!

Join us at hittinthenote.com as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band all year long!

The Staff at Hittin' the Note magazine and merchandise!
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