All week long the Allman Brothers have been playing their 8 day final concert run at the Beacon Theater in NYC. They got two dates left at the Beacon which is tonight and tomorrow night. After tomorrow night, the Allman Brothers are done playing concerts but not for good, though…
Gregg is still opening doors for future reunions…
They maybe done playing concerts but Gregg didn’t say whether or not he’s done making studio records with the Allman’s. The Allman’s have 14 albums in their studio discography. Their latest album, “Hittin’ The Note” was released in 2003. So I’m assuming that the band still have some new music left in them. I can’t see “Hittin’ The Note” being their final record so I’m sure the band will hit the studio again in the future. If they do decide to record another album in the future, will Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes still play guitar on it? Who knows. Their last album, “Hittin The Note” fucking kicks ass, btw. That’s my favorite record by them.
I love the Allman Brothers. I collected most of their albums in their discography. I only got 4 more of their studio albums left to buy and then I have their entire library. The only albums I need left of theirs are: “Reach For the Sky”, “Seven Turns”, “Shades of Two Worlds”, and “Brothers of the Road”. I’ll get those 4 albums sometime in the future. Once I get all their studio albums, I’ll work on collecting all their live albums too. Yes, I’m that big of a fan. I’ve become obsessed with this band all of a sudden.
I wish Dickey Betts and Gregg would bury the hatchet so they can help save the band but it kind of makes sense to end the band after Derek and Warren leaving. In my opinion: Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes are the Allman Brothers. If the band kept going with replacements, that wouldn’t be right.
The band is so amazing though. I wish I could be at the Beacon Theater in NYC to see their final shows. I never got to see them live. Ah well, I’m sure Gregg will release these final Allman’s shows at the Beacon on CD/DVD ’cause I’m sure they’re being recorded.
Why did I suddenly become obsessed with the Allman’s music??? Don’t know. They just grabbed my attention and I just kept listening to their music. The more I listened to them, the more music I want from them so I kept buying their studio albums from Itunes. Couldn’t help it. I became addicted to the Allman’s music. The band are genius’s for sure.
I’m noticing my taste in music is changing a little bit and I’m sure you notice that yourself. I’m slowly switching over to jam band music, blues, and jazz. I just like great guitar music. That’s how I like to hear music is listening to the guitar. Any band or solo artist that can play great guitar that can melt my face, then I’m probably gonna be a big fan of their music.
Thanks to the Allman’s for 40 years of kick ass music!!! I hope there could be more in the future.