The Allman Brothers Band

Newsletter – Peach & Love-O-Gram – Feb. 14, 2006

Good mornin’ sweet family and Happy Valentines Day!

The Big House Foundation, in conjunction with the Allman Brothers Band, is pleased to announce an auction of front-row tickets for all 13 shows of the ABB’s annual “March Madness” run at Beacon Theatre in New York City. The proceeds of the auction will help establish the Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon, Georgia.

Here’s what you do – submit your bid for the show (or shows) of your choice at www.bighouseauction.com . Be sure to include all pertinent contact information, and then check back to see if you win! It’s that easy, and your bid, above the cost of the tickets, is completely tax deductible as the Big House Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 public charity.

Please note that any bid you place must be for the entire two-ticket package – there are no single ticket bids. Your donation will go a long way in assisting the BHF achieve its goal – opening and maintaining the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House which, as we’re sure you know, was the ABB’s home and creative font from January, 1970, until early 1973.

Sister and brothers, it just doesn’t get any better than this! The winners of these auctions guarantee themselves front row seats to the ABBeacon show of their choice *and* help guarantee that the band’s musical road will forever lead back to 2321 Vineville Avenue. Pretty trippy!

Also in cooperation with the Allman Brothers Band, the Big House Foundation has three unique pieces of ABB memorabilia up for auction at www.bighouseauction.com :

First is a beautiful black ABB tour guitar, signed by every member of the band before their show at the Tower Amphitheatre in Cleveland, Ohio on July 11, 2005.

Second is a complete Allman Brother’s Instant Live 2004 Summer Set, consisting of 24 shows packaged in an ABB road case, autographed by the entire band. The 2004 Summer Sets completely sold out over a year ago. Now you can own one – and have it autographed too.

Third is a limited edition poster created for the March 22, 2005, “Big House Bash” held at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The Allman Brothers Band, and its entire extended musical family, including Gov’t Mule, the Derek Trucks Band, Oteil and the Peacemakers, Jaimoe’s Jassss Band, and special guest Chuck Leavell performed that night. This poster is signed by every musician who took the stage that spectacular evening.

To learn more about the Big House Foundation and the Allman Brothers Band auctions visit www.bighouseauction.com … and please join us in extending a huge “Thank You!” to the Allman Brothers Band and The Big House Foundation Board of Directors for putting these a-may-zen auctions together … “Thank you!”

Speaking of musical families, Oteil and the Peacemakers have joined the Hittin’ the Web Family of Bands appearing in concert May 19 (Fri) and 20 (Sat) at the Second St. Music Hall in Gadsden, AL . Here’s the lineup and links for more information on these wonder*full artists:

Appearing Friday and Saturday:
The GLRBR (http://www.glrbr.com/)
The Matt Barranti Band (http://www.mattbarranti.com/)
Donna Hopkins (http://www.donnahopkins.com/)
Lefty Collins and the No Mercy Band (http://www.lcnomercyband.com/)

Appearing Saturday only:
Oteil & the Peacemakers (http://www.oteilburbridge.com/)

More details soon!

And now, to our extended family … In the spirit of Valentine’s Day we asked folks if they’d like to share a message of love to their sweeties here in the Peach-O-Gram for thousands and thousands (at last count over 60K) of folks all over the world to see. The following messages, in no particular order, are from those who said, “Yesssss!”:

Damon:

You truly are a beautiful person, in a wistful kind of way. You truly are a tragic beauty.
I have always had a special place for you, not only in my heart, but in my life.
It has become inevitable that we are to remain the sole survivors, the peace makers, the conquerors of good over evil, the remaining two to exercise the true meaning of loyalty, compassion and unselfishness on this earth.
I am glad you are still here with me, by my side. God’s plan has made it this way, anyone who cannot see this must be blind.
With this, I want to say…. Happy Valentine’s Day…

And

Will You….Keep Me By Your Side? Will You See Me As Your Companion? Will You Keep Me As Your Soul-Mate? Forever?

I Love You and I hope you will always remember that!!

Love, Tammy
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I dont think I’m ready to propose to him yet, but I would like to propose the following to the love of my life, Mr. Auggiewest….(aka Keith)…..
I propose that we spend the Beacon , and as many musical experiences as possible, together over the coming weeks/months/years. You rock my world!

Love, LinnieXXX

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Mrs. Yankweed. I would love for us to do it all over again!…Love, Rich

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To Carolyn,

Will you be my Valentine!?
I will be yours because you are coming to NYC March 17 to see your first Beacon show!!
I love you!!

Randy
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Roses are red,
Violets are purple,
I love you more
than maple surple!

Shannon, will you marry me for another 23 years?

Love, Alan
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I’d like the woman of my life to know that I ain’t wasting time no more, and that although I sometimes feel like I’ve been tied to the whipping post, I truly wish for her to come in[to] my kitchen ….

kcc
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Take care and know that *you* are loved!

Lana and Rowland

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