The Allman Brothers Band's second annual Peach Music Festival will take place this summer and feature the Black Crowes and Bob Weir & Ratdog, among others. Ultimate Classic Rock reported that the four-day festival is set for August 15th through 18th at Scranton, Pennsylvania's Montage Mountain and Sno Mountain Ski and Water Park. Other acts set to appear on the bill are Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Railroad Earth, Galactic, Rusted Root, and Jaimoe's Jasssz. Last year's inaugural Peach Music Festival was attended by over 30,000 fans.
Gregg Allman says that Allman Brothers Band fans deserve at least as much credit for a great live show as the band: "The audience is part of that, so much a part of that, because they really draw it out of you. The audience can get -- I mean, they have a lot to do with getting the performance they want. These people -- I've never seen anything like it. They're really into it."
- The Allman Brothers Band's latest "March Madness" run at New York City's Beacon Theater will run on March 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, and 17th.
- In addition to the "March Madness" Manhattan dates, the Allmans will perform on April 12th and 13th in New York City at Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden.
- After that, the band will play on April 19th and 20th at Live Oak, Florida's Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park.
- Two vintage unreleased Allman Brothers Band shows from 1972 and 1973 are out now. The 1972 show was the band's first following the October 29th, 1971 death of leader and guitarist Duane Allman. The show recorded on February 11th, 1972 in the band's hometown of Macon, Georgia at the City Auditorium, featured the five surviving original members -- keyboardist Gregg Allman, guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley, and drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe.
- The second show, from Long Island, New York's Nassau Coliseum was recorded on May 1st, 1973. The concert, which came six months after the death of bassist Berry Oakley -- who like Duane Allman, also died young due to a motorcycle accident -- features his childhood friend Lamar Williams taking his place and features four tunes that haven't appeared on any of the previous live or archival releases: "Come & Go Blues," "Wasted Words," "Jessica," and "Ramblin' Man."
CHECK IT OUT: The Allman Brothers Band in 1982 performing "Jessica":
Gregg Allman Says Allman Brothers Band Fans Inspire Them To Great Performances
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