I LOVE this photo. 1982 in Texas. Left to Right: Ronnie Earl, Billy Gibbons. AC, two guys with Delbert McClinton, and Delbert, Happy Days….

It’s cooking along very pleasantly at le Grand Bellevue here in High Season in Gstaad (the fabulous international resort in the Berner Oberland) through March 11th…… a couple of dates near Munich…..

….and then —- PARIS March 15-19 !!

Europe for the Winter.

The Newest CD, "Here's to Life," is available now. Come and get it !

The banner photo is from JazzAscona, taken by the marvelously talented jazz photographer Alessio Pizzicannella. (See here for the photo.)

All Al Copley CDs are on sale at concerts, and here to listen to and to purchase.

(See Schedule for all dates and info.)


A newly discovered video of Al at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Eric Clapton. Click here (clip starts after advertisement but the ad only comes the first play.)

Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener of a concert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker.  Click here ...Right before is a BB King Jam from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.


The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.

-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

-- Wolfgang Amadeus Moza