In a startling loss for American music, Gregg Allman passed away today at age 69. Gregg began collaborating with his brother Duane Allman in the early 1960s, eventually forming a band that would change the face of rock’ n ’roll and American music.
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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.
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE, the definitive tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, will perform two shows in Colorado. They will perform at Quixote's True Blue, 314 13th Ave, Denver, on Friday, June 17th with Shakedown Street and Calliope Musicals. Doors open at 8:00 P.M. Showtime is 9:00 P.M. This is open to patrons 18 and older. Tickets are $20.00.
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.