This summer the legendary Allman Brothers Band went on tour with special guests Steve Winwood and Grace Potter and the Nocturals. The band also hosted the second edition of their Peach Music Festival. Stay tuned for information about future tours and the opportunity to get Allman Brothers tickets!
|First Album:||The Allman Brothers Band (LP, 1969)|
The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 by Duane and Gregg Allman. The two brothers joined up with Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley from the band Second Coming, Butch Trucks from the band 31st of February, and drummer Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson. The group signed with Capricorn Records and released their eponymous debut album that year. The album achieved great critical acclaim and was quickly followed up by two others: Idlewild South and At Fillmore East. These albums contained singles such as "Dreams," "Whipping Post," "Midnight Rider," and "Revival," and established the band as the driving force of Southern rock.
Tragically, both Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were killed in motorcycle accidents in October of 1971 and November of 1972, but the band managed to endure and released the albums Eat a Peach in 1972 and Brothers and Sisters in 1973. From this work came some of the group's best-known songs, including "Melissa," "Ramblin' Man," and "Jessica." Although the band enjoyed success and popularity throughout the mid-1970s, it began to struggle with inner turmoil and substance abuse issues. During this period the band dissolved and reformed several times.
The band finally came back together permanently after the release of the box set Dreams in 1989, which was followed up with the Twentieth Anniversary Reunion Tour. The Allman Brothers Band has toured nationally every year since. Currently consisting of Allman, Trucks, Johanson, Warren Haynes, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Derek Trucks, The Allman Brothers Band has been hailed as "one of the most exciting live bands ever to hit the stage."