As a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Greg Allman has long been recognized as a gifted interpreter of the blues. His soulful and distinctive voice is one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Rolling Stone listed him as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.” In 1995, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Allman Brothers Band, and in 2006 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Gregg Allman penned some of the Allman Brothers Band most enduring hits. His melding of country, rock and blues helped define a brand of music we know today as “Southern Rock.” Tragically, two early band members, including Gregg’s brother Duane, passed away by 1972. Though the Allman Brothers Band continued to record and perform, Gregg began to create a considerable solo career. He received high praise for his first solo album, Laid Back, released in 1973. The album featured several re-recorded Allman Brothers songs, including “Midnight Rider,” which hit # 19 on the Billboard Singles chart. Allman also offered original solo material such as “Queen of Hearts“ and a cover of the gospel classic “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.“
Through the years, Allman has continued a celebrated career with the Allman Brother Band, as a solo artist, with the Greg Allman Band and with Greg Allman & Friends. With each incarnation, Allman has applied his enlightened approach to mixing the best of blues, R & B and soul while reworking material by the Allman Brothers Band, covering songs of his favorite artists and creating original material. Guitar solos and horns became a staple in his work and fans flocked to see the master live.
The Gold Album I’m No Angel produced the hit by the same title and gained Allman many new fans as a solo artist. But it wasn’t long before the cry of Allman Brothers Band devotees brought a new reformation of that band. With the Allman Brothers Band and with his own ensembles, Allman has been a constant presence on the road over the past decade.
Low Country Blues marked the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s seventh solo recording. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album finds Allman putting his own stamp on songs by some of the blues giants whose work has long informed his own, from Muddy Waters and BB King to Buddy Guy and Magic Sam. Low Country Blues stands as a high water mark in an already remarkable body of work. It is rich with passion, verve, and the unerring confidence of a true survivor. Simply put, Low Country Blues is Gregg Allman at his very best, a self-assured, spirited collection that will stand as a major milestone in what has been an undeniably exceptional career.
A true Rock and Roll icon, Greg Allman will join us for a very special night on the Cape. You do not want to miss this living legend perform live!