Hey there sweet family,
Today marks the beginning of the Allman Brothers Band’s annual March run at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. With 13 shows scheduled (March 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, & 30) PeachHeads are looking forward to seeing the ABB hittin’ the note on stage over and over again.
The Brothers are also hittin’ the note with their first new release in nine years titled … you guessed it … Hittin’ the Note. 🙂 Hittin’ the Note hits stores March 18, but folks headed to the Beacon before that might want to check the merchandise table for a possible surprise 🙂
Meanwhile, you can check out the album cover art from the convenience of that chair you’re sitting in by clicking here:
Rolling Stone has already given Hittin’ the Note 3 stars saying, “These southern-rock road warriors’ first studio album since 1994 is surprisingly solid: Returning guitarist Warren Haynes — the best axman to pass through the band since Duane Allman — plays with a steely, tensile power, while youngblood Derek Trucks (drummer Butch Trucks’ nephew) counterpoints with mellower, more even-keeled lines. It’s an effective restatement of the original chemistry between Duane and ex-guitarist Dickey Betts. The other pieces are in place as well: Gregg Allman’s gruff, soulful vocals and cool Hammond organ, Oteil Burbridge’s melodic, groove-laden bass work, and the rhythmic sizzle of three percussionists. The freewheeling “Instrumental Illness” lets the guitarists riff, climb and, well, hit the note for another dozen minutes. There’s nothing radically new going on here, but the level of engagement is noteworthy.” The review, by Parke Puterbaugh, is from RS 919, April 3, 2003, on sale Friday, March 14.
More gladness – look for a 3 1/2 minute interview with Gregg Allman in heavy rotation on CNN Headline News through the weekend.
Take care and know that you are loved,