Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Allman Brothers Band - Some background info..

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The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band based in Macon, Georgia. The band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, organ). While the band has been called the "principal architects of Southern rock", they also incorporate elements of blues-rock and hard rock, and their live shows have jam band-style improvisation and instrumental songs.

In 1971, George Kimball of the Rolling Stone Magazine hailed them as "the best damn rock and roll band" of "the past five years." The band has been awarded eleven Gold and five Platinum albums between 1971 and 2005. Rolling Stone ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004. The band continues to record and tour to the present day.


The current Allman Brothers Band (shown above) Jaimoe Johanson, Marc QuiƱones, Butch Trucks, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Warren Haynes

The Allman Bros Band will be playing both days of Wanee Festival.

Jazz Blues Florida will be running regular blog entries concerning Wanee Festival and the performers from now until the concert weekend of June 5-6, 2009.

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