Hey there sweet family,
There’s exciting news to share – Gregg Allman is going to release his first solo record in 14 years on January 18, 2011!! Yessssssss! Dance of joy!!!
Called Low Country Blues, for the coastal Georgia region Gregory calls home, the record was produced by T Bone Burnett, recorded at his Village Recorder studio in Los Angeles and features Dr. John on piano, guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, and Burnett’s brilliant go-to rhythm section: bassist Dennis Crouch and drummer Jay Bellerose. Low Country Blues is Gregg Allman at his very best — a self-assured, spirited collection that will stand as a major milestone in what is undeniably an exceptional career.
For more information about Low Country Blues, including the track list, jump to: http://www.rounder.com/news/detail.aspx?nid=4466
For the album’s back story visit:
Low Country Blues is going to be available through Starbucks, iTunes, Amazon, and more. We’ll keep you happily informed!
Speaking of Low Country Blues, volunteers are needed to pass out stickers after upcoming Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman shows. The stickers are related to a contest promoting the album. More about that in a minute. Ideally 4 – 5 Peach Corps members/Angels will cover each show.
For helping out you’ll receive:
• An advance copy of the album
• An autographed CD
• A vinyl copy too when they are available
(Aside: How unbelievably cool is that???)
The shows in need of your good deeds are:
The Allman Brothers Band November 2010 Tour Dates
11/11/10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tower Theatre
11/12/10 Washington, District of Columbia DAR Constitution Hall
11/13/10 Atlantic City, New Jersey Etess Arena, Trump Taj Mahal
11/15/10 Albany, New York Palace Theatre CLICK
11/16/10 Mashantucket, Connecticut MGM Grand at Foxwoods
11/18/10 Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theatre
11/19/10 Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theatre
11/20/10 Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theatre
11/22/10 New York, New York Roseland Ballroom One For Woody
Gregg Allman Winter 2010/2011 Tour Dates
12/28/10 Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania Penn’s Peak
12/29/10 Stamford, Connecticut Palace Theatre
12/31/10 Westhampton Beach, New York Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
01/1/11 Tarrytown, New York Music Hall
01/4/11 Richmond, Virginia The National
01/5/11 Annapolis, Maryland Rams Head On Stage
01/7/11 Morristown, New Jersey Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
01/8/11 Kingston, New York Ulster Performing Arts Center
01/9/11 Lancaster, Pennsylvania American Music TheatrePLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A NEW DATE
01/11/11 Red Bank, New Jersey Count Basie Theatre
01/12/11 Engelwood, New Jersey Bergen Performing Arts Center
01/14/11 Burlington, Vermont Flynn Center for the Performing Arts – Main Stage
01/15/11 New Bedford, Massachusetts Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
To volunteer, send the show you’re interested in, your name, address, phone # (preferably cell) and email addy to:
(Please know that we’re collecting this information , and sharing it with the powers that be, only so your peachalicious swag can be sent to you. )
Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t hesitate, step up to the plate!
We’ll get back in touch with you to let you know if you’re in!
The stickers will be available at the Hittin’ the Note table at Allman Brothers Band concerts.
The stickers will be available at the merch table at Gregg Allman concerts.
Be sure to pick them up before the concert ends, so you’ll be set to pass them out immediately afterwards.
OK, now a bit about the stickers – and the contest! The rules are simple:
a) Get a sticker at a show – or download the image from the link given below and print it out.
b) Put the sticker or your printout anywhere. Be creative!
c) Take a photo of where you put it.
d) Go to Gregg’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/greggallman
e) “Like” his page, then post your photo.
The 25 photos with the highest “Like” totals on 1/12/11 will get a digital copy of the album, emailed to you before anyone else can buy it, an autographed CD and a copy of the vinyl LP in a deluxe gatefold album jacket!
You’ll be able to get the stickers at the shows, or you can download the image and print your own:
http://www.greggallman.com/images/gaf/ga_lcb_sticker.tif for a high resolution TIF image, or
http://www.greggallman.com/images/gaf/ga_lcb_sticker.jpg for a pretty darn good JPG!
A shout out and big “Thank you!” from Gregg to Chris Rollins, Jim Kanavy and Debra Stafford for signing up to be Angels for his tour. If you also want to pass out stickers, let Lana know. You might as well receive the advance copy CD, autographed CD and vinyl copy of Low Country Blues in addition to concert tix for all your hard work!
If wonder*full y-o-u are interested in being an Angel for Gregg too, click the following link for details: http://www.greggallman.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=userpage&file=content&page_id=31
To see if an Angel is needed for a specific show, go to http://www.greggallman.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar&file=listevents-gaf2009-all
and click on the date of the show you want to be an Angel for. If no one’s name is listed as an Angel on the page that appears, it’s yours! Contact Lana via a private message on the site or via Lana@allmanbrothersband.com to get your wings.
The beautiful Angel street team poster is available at: http://www.greggallman.com/gallery/gaf/art/gregg-allman-street-team-poster.pdf
Wow, what a lot of information that was to share. We’d better head on out of here and give you time to digest it all. But first, blues lovers (especially Low Country Blues lovers!), we’re looking forward to seeing you this Saturday, November 6, at the 20th annual Sarasota Blues Fest! The Ed Smith Stadium Complex is going to get good and greasy with Elvin Bishop, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., The Tommy Castro Band, Moreland & Arbuckle … and more! For further information visit: http://www.sarasotabluesfest.com/
Take care and know that you are loved,
Lana and Rowland