Photos by Dino Perrucci
Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge stopped by HIGH TIMES headquarters during the legendary southern rockers’ 45th anniversary year and their final two-week residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. (Unfortunately, HT just learned the remaining Allman Brothers shows at the Beacon have been postponed due to illness.)
Highlights of Oteil’s visit included an impromptu performance on a ukulele bass after a stunning magazine photo shoot which included a generous supply of Cherry Lopez; insight on the artist’s appreciation for marijuana as medicine and personal use for performance anxiety; and how pot acts like a “switch” that turns him on to create music.
Amazing grooves and music aren’t the only thing that Oteil’s been working on, he shared with HIGH TIMES a new online comic book featuring a family of weed superheroes called The Amazing Adventures of The Green Thumb & Purple Haze. For more information, check out their Facebook page.
Jen Bernstein, HT managing editor and host of Jen’s Music Stash, will have more with Oteil in an upcoming issue of HIGH TIMES as well as some video. In the meantime, here’s Oteil rocking the U-Bass Rumbler!