Allman Brothers Band
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND in 1970 were on the brink of superstardom. They had only been together for 11 months when promoter Bill Graham, who had booked them in San Francisco and New York, invited them back to Fillmore East on a triple bill with Grateful Dead and Love. And fortunately for us, the Dead's soundman (and early acid progenitor) Owsley "Bear" Stanley had his tapes rolling.
Fans of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame group THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND will be excited to hear Peach Picks: Cream Of The Crop 2003, a collection of the best performances culled from six shows in July and August 2003. Set for release May 16 via the band's Peach Records (Orchard distribution), the collection includes 36 tracks recorded between July 25 and August 10, 2003 in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Darien Center, NY, Hartford, Charlotte and Raleigh, with no song repeated.
While the multi-talented Karl Denson has been known to structure his Tiny Universe performances as an opportunity to pay homage to an impressively diverse array of artists, nothing prepared his devoted fans for the announcement of an Allman Brothers Band tribute. When the boisterous bandleader isn’t on the road with the Rolling Stones as their full-time saxophonist, or continually collaborating with Phil Lesh & Friends, he’s primarily focused on his accomplished solo-career.
When the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND hit Atlanta's Fox Theatre for a sold-out three-night run in 2004, they were buoyed by the critical and fan reception of what would be their final studio album, Hittin' The Note. The band had been touring heavily and were ready to settle down in their beloved Atlanta for three special nights. The shows were released by the then-nascent "Instant Live" program, contemporaneous recordings sold at shows and internet mail order only afterwards without much packag
The Bonus Wednesday Wanee concert night April 19th this year will be dedicated to “Remembering Butch Trucks” the long time Allman Brothers drummer who passed away last month. The Wednesday performance, which is a popular event for Wanee fans, is an extra night of music available to those who have purchased three day tickets to the Wanee Music Festival. It had featured Butch before and he was slated to be its headliner at the 2017 show.
A founding member of The Allman Brothers Band (ABB), drummer Butch Trucks was known as the “freight train” behind the band as they wrote music history for 45 years. With ABB co-drummer and best friend Jaimoe, together they developed a rhythmic drive that formed a new foundation in music that is still unmatched today. My Blue Sky and their All Star special guests (TBA) will honor Butch in a musical celebration that is not to be missed.
Butch Trucks, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, tragically died the night of January 24 in West Palm Beach, Florida. His wife, four children, four grandchildren and all of the Allman Brothers Band, their families and Road Crew survive Butch. The Trucks and Allman Brothers Band families request all of Butch's friends and fans to please respect our privacy at this time of sadness for our loss. Butch will play on in our hearts forever.