Gregg Allman final album is out in September

Rounder Records has announced the release date for Gregg Allman’s final studio album, and you can watch the launch trailer below. “Southern Blood” arrives worldwide on Friday, September 8th and NPR premiered the album’s first song, “My Only True Friend” today. It’s his first record since 2011’s “Low Country Blues” and includes songs written by an array of big names including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn, meant to serve as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. You can read an extensive piece about the record over at Rounder now. Continue reading “Gregg Allman final album is out in September”

Jackson Browne to honour Gregg Allman at Laid Back Fest

Apologies for continually posting about festivals 5000 miles away. RS report: “Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Peter Wolf and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band will perform in three cities in September as part of the third annual Laid Back festival. Gregg Allman, who died last month at age 69, co-founded the event, with the 2017 edition of the festival set to be presented in his honor. The Laid Back lineup is slated to visit Holmdel, NJ (September 21), Hartford, CT (September 23) and Wantagh, NY (September 24). Additional festival dates will be announced this fall. Continue reading “Jackson Browne to honour Gregg Allman at Laid Back Fest”