The Allman Brothers Band

Peach-o-Gram for June 13, 2010

Hey there sweet family,

Only two weeks until the Crossroads festival in Chi-town! If you’ve been to this show or seen the DVD, you know it is a very special day of music. And besides the ABB shows in NYC, where else can you go and hear the Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, BB King, Sheryl Crow, Hubert Sumlin, Steve Winwood, Johnny Winter, Robert Randolph and many, many more. What a day! We are looking forward to hearing your reports from the scene — please post in our www.allmanbrothersband.com Forum and Guest Book.

Speaking of special music, there is a lot of it available or coming soon from our friends at Hittin’ The Note.

* All the 2010 ABB shows including the United Palace run, Wanee, New Orleans, Macon, and Huntsville.
* A pre-order special for the Derek Trucks Band double live CD, Roadsongs
* A pre-order special for Warren’s double live CD, Christmas Jam Volume 3
* A pre-order special for a tab songbook of the Derek Trucks Band’s Grammy award winning CD, Already Free

That’s a lot of new stuff! We’ll give you a little info about each of them below. Read all the way to the bottom and we’ll tell you about a special Gregg Allman poster giveaway we hinted at a couple of POG’s ago!

We often get emails asking “how can I buy a live CD of ?” The answer is to go online to http://www.hittinthenote.com and if it’s available or announced, you can find it. For 2010, you can order CD’s of the entire United Palace run, including a special “all 8 shows for the price of 7” deal; the Wanee shows including a special package of both ABB shows, the Widespread shows, a free 32 page program, and free shipping, at $10 off; the New Orleans Jazzfest show; the Huntsville show; and the first appearance of the ABB in their hometown of Macon, GA in 19 years! You can order the 2010 shows at

http://www.hittinthenote.com/cart/c-137-2010.aspx

The Derek Trucks Band is coming out with a double live CD called Roadsongs – if you order in the pre-sale, which ends June 22, you will get a link to download a free MP3 of “I’ll Find My Way.” There is also a bundle available that includes the double live CD, a free dTB air freshener (really!), an autographed copy of the Already Free songbook, autographed by Derek, a free issue of HTN #65 with Derek and Susan on the cover, and several chances to win an autographed slide used by Derek (they had to put it in the freezer for a month to cool it down for safe handling!). The bundle is priced at an amazing $35.99, which is 25% off the price of the live CD, songbook and HTN65 alone. You can order Roadsongs or the bundle at

http://www.hittinthenote.com/cart/p-1163-the-derek-trucks-bandbrroadsongs-double-live-cdbrpre-order-special.aspx

Warren’s team has been busy going through the tapes from his incredible Christmas Jam shows and put together a new compilation, volume 3. Volume 3 is full of powerhouse performances from the likes of Phil and Friends, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ and Blues Traveler, plus a great Gov’t Mule show with a rotating cast of all-star bass players. This show happened during the transition period following Allen Woody’s death, when Mule toured with several different bassists, and both Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers Band and Dave Schools of Widespread Panic are featured here. Check out Oteil’s jazzy runs on “Sco-Mule,” or Schools’ massive, Woody-esque bottom end on “Blind Man In The Dark.” Smokin’! Pre-order this fantastic CD at:

http://www.hittinthenote.com/cart/p-1165-warren-haynes-presentsbrthe-benefit-vol-3brxmas-jam-2001-2cds.aspx

For the first time ever, the Derek Trucks Band along with Cherry Lane Music Publishing, has released a tablature songbook of their Grammy award winning CD, Already Free. This book features professional-quality transcriptions of all of the songs plus an interview with Derek about the recording that was issued in Hittin’ the Note magazine #60!

If you don’t already have the Already Free CD, be sure to check out the special Deluxe Package of the Roadsongs CD and the Already Free Songbook to receive a pricing discount, a songbook autographed by Derek and a free upcoming issue of HTN #65 featuring Derek and Susan on the cover. You can order this at:

http://www.hittinthenote.com/cart/p-1164-the-derek-trucks-bandbralready-free-songbookbrpre-order-special.aspx

If you thought it was a bit of a slow summer in ABB land, think again! Lots of great music to enjoy.

OK, we promised a Gregg Allman poster special if you read this far, so here it is. As you may recall, Gregg has a Facebook page and we recently passed 5500 fans after only two months! You can become a fan at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gregg-Allman/312475130697

You can also follow Gregg on Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/GreggAllmanNews

So, what’s the special deal? Well, to celebrate over 5000 fans on Facebook and followers on Twitter, we are going to give away a copy of the Midnight Rider Special Limited Edition print to a lucky Facebook fan! This poster, published by Tamarack Press, is a signed, limited edition print. Gregg Allman hand wrote out the lyrics to his classic song specially for this edition. This beautiful print was published in an edition of just 350 copies. Every individually numbered print was personally hand signed by Gregg Allman. Each print was letterpress printed by hand in 3 colors using archival inks. The paper was mouldmade in England and is acid-free to last for generations.

Each member of the Allman Brother Band received a framed copy of Midnight Rider from Gregg Allman & publisher Ed Finnegan to celebrate the band’s 40th Anniversary this past summer at their show in Bethel Woods, New York.

We are going to select one lucky Facebook fan at random sometime on July 4, 2010. So you need to sign up by July 3 to be safe! Just become a Gregg Allman fan on Facebook and you are automatically entered into the drawing. If you’d like to read more about this print, visit http://www.greggallman.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=NS-Admin_Messages&file=listmessage&mid=25 on Gregg’s site.

One more quick bonus — our brother Goldtop sent a link to this cool video of the song Bread and Butter — I love the comment below the video noticing the lead singer is “Bill Clinton meets Little Richard!” If that doesn’t drag you in, nothing will!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m1cP0ez_S8

Well, that wraps it up for this Peach-O-Gram! It’s mighty hot here in Raleighwood, North Cackilacky… time to head back to the pool and debate between mo’ mojitos or Sang-ria…

Take care and know that each and every one of you is loved!

Rowland and Lana

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