Sunday, January 12, 2014

VIDEO: Gregg Allman honored with tribute concert

Gregg Allman was honored with a tribute concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta Friday night, and video from the event is available.

Rolling Stone reports "All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman" featured a mix of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, current and former members of the Allman Brothers Band, and guests including Sam Moore, Dr. John, Jackson Browne, Vince Gill, John Hiatt, Zac Brown, Widespread Panic and others.

Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes opened the show with 1973’s "Come & Go Blues", fronting a lineup that included London’s the Killer Horns, backing vocals by the McCrary Sisters, Allman Brothers Band and Rolling Stones alum Chuck Leavell on keys, and the evening’s music director, Don Was, on bass.

Gregg joined the lineup a few times during the event, which was recorded for broadcast in May on AXS TV.

Allman stepped behind his Hammond B3 organ for “Statesboro Blues” with Taj Mahal, and returned late in the show with Jackson Browne and a pair of acoustic guitars to perform a first-time duet of Browne’s song "These Days", and "Melissa" from the Allman Brothers’ “Eat A Peach” album.

Gregg returned for the encores of “Dreams”, “Whipping Post” and the finale, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”

The Allman Brothers have made headlines recently for announcing their annual run of shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre (here) and news that guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will be leaving the group at the end of the year (here).

See also:

Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks leaving Allman Brothers Band
AUDIO: Allman Brothers preview archival Beacon Theater release
Gregg Allman biopic update
Allman Brothers Band clarify lineup rumour
Search The Allman Brothers at hennemusic