Thank you to everyone who came out to visit me yesterday at the @wifarmersmarket. It was such a fun time. If you didn't get to come see me go see all my goodies on my etsy! Photo cred to my lovely sister @nic.pie who got to come see me for the first time at an event!
Had an amazing night in Savannah. Great cocktails, secret speakeasy bar, spectacular views, and a beautiful date make for an unforgettable night. Not to mention the dolphins that decided to join us on our walk along the river. #artillerybar#matahari#savannahga
Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, the incendiary group that inspired and gave shape to both the Southern rock and jam-band movements, died on Saturday at his home in Savannah, Ga. He was 69.
His publicist, Ken Weinstein, said the cause was complications of liver cancer.
The band’s lead singer and keyboardist, Mr. Allman was one of the principal architects of a taut, improvisatory fusion of blues, jazz, country and rock that — streamlined by inheritors like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band — became the Southern rock of the 1970s.
The group, which originally featured Mr. Allman’s older brother, Duane, on lead and slide guitar, was also a precursor to a generation of popular jam bands, like Widespread Panic and Phish, whose music features labyrinthine instrumental exchanges.
Mr. Allman’s percussive Hammond B-3 organ playing helped anchor the Allman Brothers’ rhythm section and provided a chuffing counterpoint to the often heated musical interplay between his brother and the band’s other lead guitarist, Dickey Betts.
Gregg Allman’s vocals, by turns squalling and brooding, took their cue from the anguished emoting of down-home blues singers like Elmore James, as well as from more sophisticated ones like Bobby Bland. Foremost among Mr. Allman’s influences as a vocalist, though, was the Mississippi-born blues and soul singer and guitarist known as #LittleMilton .
In 1977, Mr. Allman and the singer Cher, who were then married, performed in Brussels on tour for their album, “Two the Hard Way.” The project was poorly received by critics and the record-buying public alike.
May 27, 2017
If I fell over dead right now,” he says, “I have led some kind of life.” Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, the incendiary group that inspired and gave shape to both the #Southernrock and jam-band movements, died on Saturday at his home in #SavannahGa . He was 69.
Allman is survived by his wife, Shannon Allman; his sons, Michael, Devon and Elijah Blue; his daughters, Island and Layla; and three grandchildren.