The music of the Allman Brothers Band will be celebrated in full by the “Friends of the Brothers” at the Brooklyn Bowl on September 12th and at The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT on September 13th, featuring members of the Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, and Jaimoe bands as well as ABB biographer Alan Paul.
This incarnation of “Friends of the Brothers” will include Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts Band), Junior Mack (Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band), Van Romaine (Dixe Dregs, Steve Morse), Lamar Williams Jr. (Les Brers), Dave Diamond (Zen Tricksters), Craig Privett (Half Step), and Alan Paul. For the Brooklyn date, the band will be joined by special guest Jason Crosby, who will be fresh off a New York run with Phil Lesh and Friends.
“Friends of the Brothers” originally started as a one-off show in March of 2017 as a tribute to Butch Trucks following his unexpected death in January. “I wanted to put together a tribute and thought of my dream lineup: Peter Levin (Gregg Allman), Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band). When they all said yes, we played a glorious night of music,” explained Alan Paul, author of the definitive Allman Brothers band biography One Way Out. “When Gregg died,” he explained before their second performance in October, “we all knew we had to get the band together again to honor our friends and the music we love so much.” The group got together again earlier this year, in March, once again performing a thorough and impressive tribute to the music of the ABB.
Friends of the Brothers – Statesboro Blues – 3/25/18
For tickets to the Brooklyn Bowl, head here. For tickets to The Acoustic show, head here.