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Laid Back Festival 2016

Laid Back Festival Returns for 2016 – Five Cities, Five Dates!

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Laid Back Festival, Gregg Allman will headline an expanded series of Laid Back Festival dates in 2016:

May 7 – Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
June 25 – Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, Nashville, TN
July 16 – Firstmerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL BUY TICKETS
July 23 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York BUY TICKETS
September 25 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

More acts will be announced soon.

The Laid Back Festival is a Celebration of Music and Food, and features regional restaurants, wineries and breweries.

Keep checking LaidBackFestival.com for all the latest news!

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Gregg Allman Dec 2015-Jan 2016 Tour Poster

Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 Gregg Allman Tour

Gregg Allman Dec 2015-Jan 2016 Tour PosterThe December 2015 – January 2016 Gregg Allman tour starts tomorrow, December 29, 2015 at Symphony Hall in Atlanta, GA.

Georgia shows are always special — so much history there!

Here’s a look at the gorgeous tour poster for this tour – limited copies will be available at the merch desk so get there early!

We wish you all the best of the holiday season and look forward to seeing you out on the road over the next few weeks.

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USA Today Tribute to Gregg Allman

USA TODAY Live Streamed Concert December 11: Tribute to Gregg Allman with Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, and Taj Mahal

USA TODAY Live from Nashville! Don’t miss this special tribute to Gregg Allman, live streamed on Dec. 11 at 8:00pm EST. It’s a night of history making performances by Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, and Taj Mahal. SKYVILLE LIVE is filmed in front of a live studio audience from Nashville, Tennessee. Recorded with full HD video, the intimate performances are live-streamed exclusively to USA TODAY, providing a high-quality experience on any device. Brought to you by The Tennessean & SKYVILLE LIVE.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2015/12/02/skyville-live/76330526/#/

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Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Gregg Allman Honored with Georgia Music Hall of Fame Songwriter Award

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame welcomes a new class of inductees on Sat., Sept. 26, 2015 in the Georgia Ballroom at the Georgia World Congress Center located in downtown Atlanta. Honorees include Drivin’ N Cryin’, Gregg Allman, John and Jane Barbe, John Huie, Sam Moore and Monica Pearson. Posthumous inductees including Philip Walden, Jr., Tim Wilson and Sonny Limbaugh. The awards will be televised live across the state of Georgia by GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting) and the event includes a VIP Red Carpet and Governor’s Reception, seated Gala Dinner, performances and presentations of the GEORGY™ Award.

Performers, presenters, honorees, and entertainment VIPs walk the Red Carpet at 6:00 p.m. with the dinner beginning at 6:45 p.m., followed by the live telecast at 8:00 p.m. Tickets, tables, advertising and sponsorship are available by calling 770-491-9494 Ext 15 or emailing gamusicawards@ers.us.com.

Gregg Allman/Songwriter Award The rock and blues singer-songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band picks up his third Georgy Award, having been previously recognized as a solo performer and in the group category with his legendary band.

 

 

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Laid Back Festival

Inaugural Laid Back Festival August 29

The inaugural Laid Back Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater features world-class music curated by Gregg Allman and the best local food and drink that Long Island has to offer. We hope you can join us in 2015 for our inaugural year!

Gregg Allman

Doobie Brothers

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Bernie Williams

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band

City of the Sun

Lara Johnston

Ruthie Collins

and more acts TBA!

Artist lineup curated by Gregg Allman

Two stages, over 20 regional restaurants, wineries and breweries

Music starts at 4PM

Venue website: http://laidbackfestival.com/

 

 

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Gregg Allman Live

Gregg Allman Adds Two More Shows At The Grand Opera House in Macon, GA on January 15 & 16, 2016

Macon, GA – “It’s always good to play Macon, man.” Due to popular demand, Gregg Allman has added two more shows to his current run at the Grand Opera House in Macon, GA.  The additional shows will be Friday, January 15, and Saturday, January 16, 2016. The January 15th and 16th shows are in addition to Gregg Allman’s shows on January 12th and 13th. Each show will be open to all ages and will take place at 8:00PM at the Grand Opera House, which is located at 651 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201.

Tickets for the January 15th and 16th shows go on-sale Friday, August 14 at 10AM at tickets.com, thegrandmacon.com, by phone at 478-301-5470, and in person at the Grand Opera House Box Office or Mercer University Center. Tickets are $97.50, $74.50 & $49.50 in advance. Limited gold circle and box seats are available.

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman is both a founding member of one of the biggest and most important American bands of all time, The Allman Brothers Band, and a critically acclaimed solo talent. A natural artist gifted with a beautifully soulful and distinctive voice as well as brilliant keyboard and guitar expertise, Allman is a legendary performer who, more than 45 years down the road, still loves making music as much as ever.

Rounder Records released Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA on August 7, 2015. The stellar live DVD/CD captures Allman and his eight-piece solo band in a high-energy performance that was recorded on January 14, 2014 at the venerable Grand Opera House, a 1,000 seat jewel of a theatre that was built in 1884 in Macon, the Middle Georgia town where it all began for the Allman Brothers Band over 40 years ago. The album features 16 tracks, made up of a varied selection of songs from the ABB catalog, tunes from Allman’s solo albums and several dynamic cover songs. The DVD, the first Allman’s ever released as a solo artist, will include two bonus tracks, as well as special interview segments.

 

“We played, lived, laughed and cried there,” says Allman about Macon in the package’s liner notes. “And I wrote many, many songs in that town. It’s always good to play Macon, man.”

For more information, please visit www.greggallman.com

 

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Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA

Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA DVD/CD Out Today

GREGG ALLMAN LIVE: BACK TO MACON, GA
DVD/CD OUT TODAY

 TWO SHOWS IN MACON ANNOUNCED FOR JANUARY 12 & 13, 2016;
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT www.tickets.com ON AUGUST 14

 INAUGURAL LAID BACK FEST TO TAKE PLACE AUGUST 29

 GA Live Back to Macon - Med  

“The new live CD and DVD, Back to Macon, GA, illustrates that Mr. Allman

remains one of rock and blues’ great singers.”

-Wall Street Journal

 

Rounder Records has released Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA today, August 7, 2015. The stellar live DVD/CD captures Allman and his eight-piece solo band in a high-energy performance that was recorded on January 14, 2014 at the venerable Grand Opera House, a 1,000 seat jewel of a theatre that was built in 1884 in Macon, the Middle Georgia town where it all began for the Allman Brothers Band over 40 years ago. The album features 16 tracks, made up of a varied selection of songs from the ABB catalog, tunes from Allman’s solo albums and several dynamic cover songs. The DVD, the first Allman’s ever released as a solo artist, will include two bonus tracks, as well as special interview segments.

“We played, lived, laughed and cried there,” says Allman about Macon in the package’s liner notes. “And I wrote many, many songs in that town. It’s always good to play Macon, man.”

Gregg Allman Live: Back To Macon, GA was created and produced by Blackbird Presents and Sawrite, Inc.

 

WATCH “AIN’T WASTIN’ TIME NO MORE” VIDEO PREMIERE ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM/COUNTRY

 

The great ABB historian and Hittin’ the Note editor John Lynskey wrote the liners. They capture the emotion and historic power of the extraordinary event.

“Gregg took to the Grand Opera House stage with a group that, as he put it, ‘is a real kick-ass band.’ Featuring Scott Sharrard on guitar, bassist Ron Johnson, Ben Stivers on keyboards, drummer Steve Potts, Allman Brothers veteran Marc Quinones on percussion, saxophonists Jay Collins and Art Edmaiston and Dennis Marion on trumpet, these eight players plus special guest, Allman’s son Devon, formed one of the best solo units Allman had fronted in years.

“Gregg summarized the experience of recording Live in Macon thusly: ‘Macon is a wonderful town with wonderful people, and I still have some dear, dear friends there. Macon holds a special place in my heart; it comes with a lot of different memories, but the good ones are all that matter to me now. I’m so proud of this album; boy, we were smokin’ that night.’

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Allman has just announced that he and his solo band are returning to the Grand Opera House in Macon for two shows in the new year — January 12 and 13, 2016. Tickets will go on sale via www.tickets.com on August 14.

On August 29, at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY,, Allman will host his first-ever Laid Back Festival. The one-day event named after his seminal first solo record from 1973, will feature performances by: Gregg Allman, The Doobie Brothers, Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Bernie Williams, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and City of the Sun. Besides an excellent music lineup, Laid Back looks to become a premiere destination for great food and drink as well, with Allman and Live Nation curating over 20 of the finest regional restaurants, wineries and breweries. Tickets are available now at ticketmaster.com.

Gregg Allman is one of the most acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll history. As a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in the history of American music.

At the 54thAnnual Grammy Awards in 2012, the Allman Brothers Band was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, in part a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the group’s seminal album Eat a Peach. Gregg himself, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, was also nominated for Best Blues Album for his acclaimed first solo record in thirteen years, Low Country Blues.

Allman’s critically acclaimed tell-all memoir, My Cross To Bear, was a New York Times bestseller for many weeks and is now available in both hardcover and paperback. The book focuses on his journey as a struggling artist through the formation of the Allman Brothers Band and their ultimate explosion on the music scene, informed by the hindsight of Allman today, the survivor of unimaginable loss, alcohol and drug addictions as well as a recent liver transplant.

In November, 2014, Allman received the “Living Legend” award from Classic Rock magazine, and recently was the guest of honor at the 67th annual BMI/NAB Dinner.  An active spokesman for the “Tune In to Hep-C” campaign, Allman has a full slate of shows scheduled for this summer, including a number of co-headlining dates with the Doobie Brothers.

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The complete Gregg Allman tour dates are below:

August

13-16 – Moosic, PA – The Peach Music Festival

18 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier

19 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *

21 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC PAC*

22 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion @ Meadowbrook *

25&26 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere

28 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center *

29 – Wantagh, NY – Laid Back Fest at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater

30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa *

September

1 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheater *

2 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion *

4 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center *

5 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

20 – Telluride, CO – Blues & Brews Festival

  • with The Doobie Brothers

October

3 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Stateline

4 – Sonoma, CA – Sonoma Music Festival

6&7 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up

9 – Las Vegas, NV – Palms Casino

10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

13&14 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater

16 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

17 – Kansas City, MO – Ameristar Casino

18 – St. Louis, MO – River City Casino & Hotel

30 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino

January

12 – 13 – Macon, GA – Grand Opera House

21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise IV

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For more information, please contact:

 

Ken Weinstein

weinstein@bighassle.com

 

Regina Joskow

rjoskow@rounder.com

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Gregg Allman - Mama A - Duane Allman

Geraldine Allman: In Loving Memory

Geraldine Robbins Allman was born on July 8th, 1917 to Lizzie Williams Robbins and Simon Robbins in Nash County, North Carolina. She was their third child, born after her brother Swindel and sister Janie and before their baby brother Erskine. She was a fun-loving and outspoken child who loved to read and she excelled in school. She graduated with her siblings from West Edgecombe High School. While she maintained close and loving ties to her family all of her life, she was adventurous and independent, and longed to strike out on her own.

Jerry, as she was known to her friends, married Lieutenant Willis Turner Allman at the age of twenty-five, and moved with him to Nashville, Tennessee in 1945, where she gave birth to two sons, Howard Duane and Gregory Lenoir. Jerry was faced with the challenge of raising her boys as a single mother after Bill’s sudden death in 1950. She and her sons moved to Daytona Beach Shores, Florida in 1957 where she supported her family as a bookkeeper and office manager for local businesses, including the Bali and Julian’s Restaurants. She had a great mind for numbers and organization.
Jerry had a motto taken from a poem by Sam Walter Floss: “Let me live in my house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.” The modest beauty of this wish was typical of Jerry. She had a natural ability to live in the moment and celebrate the simple pleasures of life. Her door was always open to her many friends and she often had a full house. She took great pleasure in flowers and gardening. Her hands were always busy with handwork, crocheting and knitting beautiful things. She was a wonderful cook, and collected cook books and recipes. She loved the ocean and walking on the beach by her home. Jerry remained an avid reader all of her life, and traveled to favorite author’s homes on vacation with her beloved niece Jo Jane Pitt. She read widely about the world, with particular fascination for China and India. She was a spiritual seeker who favored writings on eastern religious philosophy, and prized open mindedness and humor. Jerry was always ready with a Southern saying or piece of sage advice to comfort her loved ones.

Her sons were the light of Jerry’s life. They inherited her keen determination and work ethic, and she enthusiastically supported their shared ambition to play music. She helped her boys buy their first touring car and the musical instruments and equipment they used and she encouraged them to join their local union.

Duane and Gregg became world renowned musicians, forming the Allman Brothers Band in 1969— a group known for blending Blues, Jazz and Rock and Roll into a new genre widely known as Southern Rock. Jerry loved nothing more than watching her boys preform and often travelled to see them play. The band and their fans fondly called her “Mama A,” acknowledging her loving role.
After Duane’s untimely death, Gregory continued to lead the Allman Brothers Band until they disbanded in 2014 after 45 remarkable years. The Allman Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and they were awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2014.

Geraldine was a strong, unique and remarkable woman. She passed away peacefully in her sleep in her house by the side of the road on July 23rd, 2015, just two weeks after celebrating her 98th birthday surrounded by friends and family. She was cared for by excellent health care workers who supported her along with her friends who were as close as family, including Linda Merrill, Jim Carter, and Floyd Miles. She will be missed every day by her son Gregory Allman, her grandchildren Michael, Elijah, Devon, Island, Brooklyn and Galadrielle Allman, her great- grandchildren Ashley, Brandon, Christopher, and Orion Allman, Isis and Rami Kurtom, her niece Jo Jane Pitt and Jo Jane’s children, Eden and Aaron Martin.

A private memorial will be held in the coming weeks.

Donations can be given to the Ocean Conservancy in her name in lieu of flowers.

–Galadrielle Allman

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Gregg Allman and Eric Church

Celebrating Gregg Allman: Storytelling and Special Performances, Featuring Eric Church

September 24, 2015

8:00 PM

Tickets and Information

Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA

About the Program

In a special program presented by the Skirball Cultural Center and the GRAMMY Foundation®, GRAMMY®winner Gregg Allman, renowned founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, discusses the impact of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham on his career with GRAMMY-nominated country star Eric Church, who counts Allman among his biggest influences. Moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares®, the evening concludes with live acoustic performances by both Allman and Church, which will be recorded as part of the GRAMMY Foundation Living Histories program. The Living Histories program preserves on visual media the life stories of key recording industry professionals and visionaries who helped create the history of recorded sound. To date, the Foundation has completed more than 200 interviews with artists, producers, executives, and technology pioneers.

When the Allman Brothers Band first played the Fillmore East in December of 1969, Graham introduced them to a wide, appreciative audience. Two years later, they returned to that same stage, where they had played many times since, to record their seminal live album, At Fillmore East. These performances at the Fillmore cemented the Allman Brothers Band’s reputation for unforgettable live shows and eventually contributed to a young Eric Church’s interest in country music. In this special conversation, Allman and Church will discuss how Graham continues to influence their respective careers and those of a long lineage of musicians.

Before the program, visit the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, open from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., and be sure to find the guitar Duane Allman played on At Fillmore East.

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