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Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring on touring with John McLaughlin and the legacy Col. Bruce Hampton left in Atlanta

We recently talked with Widespread Panic's lead guitarist about the loss of old friends, leading a new ensemble, and playing with his longtime idol, John McLaughlin.

Opinion: A special “Tunes from the Tombs”

Musical giants seem to be dropping all around us, and the two of the most recent losses — Gregg Allman and Col. Bruce Hampton — had…

Col. Bruce Hampton double feature to play at Lefont Sandy Springs Theater

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The Lefont Film Society will pay tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton with a one-night-only double feature. At 7:06 p.m. Monday (May 15), the Lefont Theater at 5920 Roswell Road will show Michael...

Col. Bruce Hampton will be honored by Tinsley Ellis at Tunes from the Tombs

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Renowned blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis was one of the many musicians who shared the stage with Col. Bruce Hampton at the Fox Theatre last week. By the end of the night, Hampton...

Tinsley Ellis and special guests honor Col. Bruce Hampton at Oakland Cemetery’s Tunes from the Tombs

 Tinsley Ellis and special guests honor Col. Bruce Hampton at Oakland Cemetery’s Tunes from the Tombs Former bandmates, protégés, and friends pay tribute at seventh annual summer music festival  ATLANTA – On Saturday, June 10 members of the late Col. Bruce Hampton’s Hampton Grease Band and Aquarium Rescue Unit will play a tribute concert at […]

Opinion: Col. Bruce, a showman to the very end … literally

At his 70th birthday celebration at the Fox Theatre Monday night, Col. Bruce Hampton was joined onstage by some of the top musical talent that this…

Col. Bruce Hampton fans can donate to Georgia Music Foundation in his memory

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The producers of Col. Bruce Hampton’s 70th birthday concert at the Fox Theatre want fans to know they are not alone in grieving the beloved jam band patriarch. Good Times Productions helped...

Remembrance: How Colonel Bruce Hampton left us with the greatest gift of all

7 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Colonel Bruce Hampton was a close and cherished friend. He changed my life, and brought immense goodness and richness into my world, and he did that same thing for far more people than he could ever count. I’ve never met anyone in the music business as universally beloved, or as trusted, as the Colonel. My...

Jam band legend Bruce Hampton dies doing what he loved

Colonel Bruce Hampton died after collapsing on stage during a show celebrating his 70th birthday.        

Col. Bruce Hampton says goodbye

I heard Col. Bruce Hampton say on several occasions that he’d probably die on stage, eventually—that he’d prefer to die there, actually. But I didn’t really take him seriously. Then, “eventually” arrived.

Godfather Of Jambands Col. Bruce Hampton Dies After Collapsing On Stage During Birthday Concert

"Colonel" Bruce Hampton, guitarist, founding member of Hampton Grease and a respected veteran of the jam band scene, died after collapsing on stage during his 70th birthday concert. I had the pleasure of working with Bruce over the years, and he was every bit a smart, talented and special as...

Col. Bruce Hampton, Granddaddy Of The Jam Scene, Dead At 70 After Onstage Heart Attack

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"When [he] slowly fell to his knees during the finale of his star-studded birthday concert, fans and musicians alike thought it was another one of his quirky performance acts."

Bruce Hampton, 70, Jam Scene Patriarch, Dies After Collapsing on Stage

7 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The career of the self-styled colonel spanned decades before what turned out to be a final show in Atlanta, a concert in honor of his birthday.

Newswire: R.I.P. Col. Bruce Hampton, jam band pioneer who died while on stage

As reported by Variety, “godfather of the jam band scene” Colonel Bruce Hampton died after he suffered a fatal heart attack while on stage at a concert in Atlanta celebrating his 70th birthday. He reportedly collapsed while he and other...Show More Summary

SAD NEWS ABOUT COL. BRUCE HAMPTON: I just wished him happy birthday yesterday! But as musician dea…

SAD NEWS ABOUT COL. BRUCE HAMPTON: I just wished him happy birthday yesterday! But as musician deaths go, this one wasn’t bad: Onstage with friends and fans.

Patriarch of the Jam Band Scene Dead After Collapsing on Stage During His Birthday Celebration

The guitar player and singer who is known as the patriarch of the jam band movement is dead after collapsing on stage. The Los Angeles Times reports that Col. Bruce Hampton died Monday night in Atlanta. Hampton collapsed onstage during a...

Beloved musician collapses during birthday concert finale and dies

Col. Bruce Hampton, 70, was with by famous friends from Blues Traveler, Allman Brothers.        

Col. Bruce Hampton, jam band patriarch, died surrounded by music

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene (This post was originally filed on May 2, 2017) Music was Col. Bruce Hampton’s lifeblood, and his death came hours after being surrounded by the things he loved most — family, friends,...

jam vet Col. Bruce Hampton dies after collapsing on stage at 70th birthday show

Bruce Hampton was a peer of Frank Zappa in the late '60s with his avant-garde band Hampton Grease Band, and a key figure of jam's second generation as one of the people behind the H.O.R.D.E. tours. Continue reading…

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