Ian D’Giff and Dean Budnick
The Allman Brothers Band currently is ensconced in New York City, completing its annual Beacon Theater run. This is an active time for the Brothers as they are performing a batch of new songs and are in the midst of recording a studio album, their first since 1994’s Where It All Begins. In addition, the group is planning to release an archival performance recorded a month prior to the band’s legendary Fillmore East shows.
Founding members Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks have plenty more on their plates as well. Butch is focussing on signing bands and preparing an IPO for Flying Frog Records (while digging his label’s new web site). Gregg is enthusiastic about his new nine piece Gregg Allman & Friends band (the horn section has joined the Brothers on stage for a few nights at the Beacon). Then in June, the ABB will take to the road one again for a summer tour that will include some intimate theater gigs prior to the opening of the big sheds.
The following article arranges separate interviews with Gregg and Butch, under common topics to providing their individual perspectives on a range of subjects.
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