Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA

Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA

by Gregg Allman


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Gregg Allman gave this concert -- captured in his first-ever solo home video release, accompanied by a CD-only version -- on January 14, 2014, just a few months before the Allman Brothers Band said farewell with a series of concerts at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The Beacon was an unofficial home base for the Allmans -- they played over 200 shows there since 1989 -- but Macon, Georgia was their original stomping ground, so Gregg's 2014 show was something of a homecoming. Appropriately, Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA exudes relaxed warmth, a comfortable groove that allows Allman and crew to slip into solos without losing sight of the song. That's the big difference between Back to Macon, GA and an epic Allman Brothers Band show: apart from the epic encore of "One Way Out," everything is relatively concise, clocking in around the five-minute mark. This allows Allman to fit 16 songs into 90 minutes and while all the expected staples are here -- the show opens with "Statesboro Blues" and "I'm No Angel," then concludes with "Whipping Post," with "Ain't Wastin' Time No More," "Melissa," and "Midnight Rider" all making appearances along the way -- there are a few deep dives into his solo catalog that help give this show a nice dimension. More than anything, this live show is distinguished by its casualness -- there are hits, but not enough for this to be an oldies revue; there are obscurities, but they don't distract; there is virtuosity, but no showboating; there's stylistic diversity, but it feels unified -- and that's why it's worth experiencing: it's an old pro whose home is a stage, no matter where that stage is and who happens to be on it.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2015
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0888072375161
catalogNumber: 613751
Rank: 46049

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gregg Allman   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member,Hammond B3
Marc Quiñones   Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Ben Stivers   Keyboards,Group Member
Jay Collins   Horn,Group Member
Art Edmaiston   Horn,Group Member
Devon Allman   Guitar
Scott Sharrard   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Dennis Marion   Horn,Group Member
Ron Johnson   Bass,Group Member
Steve Potts   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer,Producer
Jackson Browne   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Composer
Warren Haynes   Composer
Duane Allman   Composer
David Barbe   Engineer
Tony Colton   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Jaimoe   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Berry Oakley   Composer
Phil Palmer   Composer
Willie Schofield   Composer
Marshall Sehorn   Composer
Robert West   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Jay Collins   Horn Arrangements,Co-Music Director
John Jaworowicz   Composer
Bob Sherman   Composer
John Lynskey   Liner Notes
Michael Lehman   Producer,Management
Scott Sharrard   Composer,Co-Music Director
Henry Jack Williams   Composer
Robert Kim Payne   Composer
Stephen Charles Alaimo   Composer
Claude Hudson Trucks   Composer
Dickie Betts   Composer

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