Name: Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA
Genre: Blues Rock
Gregg Allman is one of the most acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll history. As a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in the history of American music.
At the 54thAnnual Grammy Awards in 2012, the Allman Brothers Band was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, in part a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the group's seminal album Eat a Peach. Gregg himself, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, was also nominated for Best Blues Album for his acclaimed first solo record in thirteen years, Low Country Blues.
Allman's critically acclaimed tell-all memoir, My Cross To Bear, was a New York Times bestseller for many weeks and is now available in both hardcover and paperback. The book focuses on his journey as a struggling artist through the formation of the Allman Brothers Band and their ultimate explosion on the music scene, informed by the hindsight of Allman today, the survivor of unimaginable loss, alcohol and drug addictions as well as a recent liver transplant.
With the Allman Brothers wrapping up their storied forty-five year career last October, Allman is showing no signs of slowing down. In August, Rounder Records will release Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA, a stellar live Blu-ray / CD package that captures Allman and his eight-piece solo band in a high-energy performance. This emotive show was recorded in January, 2014 at the venerable Grand Opera House in Macon, GA, the Middle Georgia town where it all began for the Allman Brothers Band.
Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA features sixteen tracks, made up of a nicely-varied selection of songs from the ABB catalog, ("Statesboro Blues," "Melissa," "Whipping Post") tunes from Allman's solo albums, ( "Queen of Hearts," "I'm No Angel") and several dynamic cover songs. The Blu-ray will include two bonus tracks, as well as special interview segments.
In November, 2014, Allman received the "Living Legend" award from Classic Rock magazine, and recently was the guest of honor at the 67th annual BMI / NAB Dinner. An active spokesman for the "Tune In to Hep-C" campaign, Allman has a full slate of shows scheduled for this summer, including a number of co-headlining dates with the Doobie Brothers. He is currently making plans for a new solo record.
01. Statesboro Blues
02. I'm No Angel
03. Queen of Hearts
04. Interview: What Macon Was To Us
05. I Can not Be Satisfied
06. These Days
07. Is not Wastin 'Time No More
08. Interview: Practicing in Macon
09. Brightest Smile In Town
11. I've Found a Love
12. Do not Keep Me Wonderin '
13. Before the Bullets Fly
15. Interview: We Worked Hard
16. Midnight Rider
17. Love Like Kerosene
18. Interview: Songwriting for the Allman Brothers
19. Whipping Post
20. One Way Out
21. Stormy Monday
22. Floating Bridge
23. Feature: The Gregg Allman Band at the H &
Issued: United States | Rounder