It was a once-in-a-lifetime mashup of musical stylists, all getting together to honor one of rock-n-roll’s most revered singer, songwriters and musicians, Gregg Allman. Country, rock-n-roll, blues and more were represented as a host of artists took to the stage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as part of a tribute concert to the legendary Allman Brothers Band founding member.
With more than four decades of musical history behind him, Gregg Allman has become one of the most recognizable voices in southern rock. With songs like “Whipping Post”, “Ramblin’ Man” and more, the Allman Brothers have been a staple on rock radio since the 1970’s. Gregg Allman has also remained a top-selling solo artist in his own right.
Paying tribute to the singer through performances of his songs on stage were Trace Adkins, Jackson Browne, Zac Brown, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert John Hiatt, Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’, Martina McBride, Pat Monahan, Sam Moore, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi, Don Was, Vince Gill and Dr. John. Also on hand were original and on-going members of the Allman Brothers including Warren Haynes, Jaimo, Derek Trucks, Butch Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Jack Pearson and Chuck Leavell.
At one point during the performance, Allman was honored with proclamations and awards from the Georgia Governor’s Office, the Atlanta Mayor’s office and Performing Rights Organization BMI.
Prior to the show, many of the artists walked the red carpet reception line and met with the press to talk about their participation in the event as well as how the Allman Brothers played a part in their musical lives.
The evening was one for the history books with the combination of musical styles and voices, all on stage for the sole purpose of honoring a man who has influenced and affected so many lives with his artistry through the years. As a fan of the Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman, I will say I look forward to many more years of this remarkable man on stage, making the music that has been a part of my own personal history.
For more about Gregg Allman, visit www.greggallman.com
For more about the Allman Brothers Band, visit www.allmanbrothersband.com
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