Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gregg Allman at Performing Arts Center Fri. Oct. 12

Posted by T. Ballard Lesemann on Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 4:01 PM

From this week's Music Board pages:

Gregg Allman @ N. Charleston Performing Arts Center, Fri. Oct. 12

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Gregg Allman titled his 1973 solo debut Laid Back, and 34 years later he’s still anything but uptight. The almost-60 legend talks with a casual swagger. “When you got the blues, if push comes to shove, just sit down behind your piano, or sit down with your guitar,” says Allman. “Don’t take no bunch of drugs or drink no bunch of nothing. Just make some music, man. Make some magic, and it’ll make you feel better.” Allman kicks off a solo tour this Friday night in Charleston, bringing with him a full backing band, some of whom he’s been jamming with since the Allman Brothers’ early days in Macon. They’ll draw from his catalog of solo material as well as cuts originally recorded by the Brothers.

Audio excerpts:

Gregg talks about the material he'll be playing on his solo tour, and a swampier version of "Midnight Rider"

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Allman talks about his ongoing songwriting process.

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"Who was Melissa?" Gregg reveals the origins of his first and one of his best known songs

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Stratton Lawrence


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