Allman Brothers Band
The nostalgia that takes hold when an artist like Gregg Allman rolls into town is unavoidable, and really, why would you want to avoid it at all? Coyotus Maximus brought along his newest band for two sold-out shows at the Boulder Theater last week, mixing up old songs with new tricks. Having a lifetime’s worth of material to choose from, Gregg and company spread open the songbook and presented a different set of retrospective hits each night.
The Allman Brothers played their last show ever at the Beacon Theater on Tues., Oct. 28 and marked this momentous occasion with a good deed. The band generously donated a signed Remo drumhead to WhyHunger's Hungerthon, with all proceeds from the auction going to the fight against hunger and poverty.
The marquee reads “Poor Man’s Whiskey: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band,” and the assumption that they’re no more than a cover band is understandable. Helping fuel the fire is their history of playing The Fox Theater with their renditions of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and the music of Old and In The Way. What the casual passerby doesn’t understand, however, is that there’s much more to this band than rehashing their favorite artists and albums on stage.
The Second Lockn' Festival that went down last weekend in Arrington, Virginia, in the surrounding foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, was a cut above the rest for plenty of reasons. Aside from the high quality production put on by promoters, creating a lavish experience for even the most seasoned of festivalgoers, it really was the caliber of musicians on the bill that drew tens of thousands from all over the country.
If achieving a balance in diversity is a music festival’s key to success, then Dave Frey and Peter Shapiro have truly created the most dynamically integrated festival experience of all time. The Lockn’ Music Festival isn’t another colossal gathering from bandwagon fans there to see a couple of big name headliners mixed in with who-else-knows.
You only have from now through February 16th to get Advance Tickets to the Wanee Music Festival at the price of $195.00 for a 3-Day Pass. As of Monday, February 17, the price will increase to $205.00 (plus service charges). The Allman Brothers Band with Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes (who will also be performing with their own bands) headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what has become one of the most popular Festivals in the country. The 2014 Wanee Music Festival celebrates its 10th An