Allman Brothers Band



Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Allman Brothers Band’s “Peach” Bittersweet Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts Discuss Death Of Duane Allman & Eat A Peach
Dallas, TX January 18, 2017 -  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  remembers The Allman Brothers Band’s first million seller album, Eat a Peach, on its 45th anniversary, a triumph marred by tragedy. The Allman Brothers Band were arguably the most influential American band in the first half of the Seventies, ushering in a generation of great Southern rock music, but not without suffering a massive personal and professional loss during the recording of 1972‘s Eat A Peach album.
Older namesake sibling Duane Allman was already a veteran studio player on hit sessions at Muscle Shoals Studio. Duane was the American slide guitarist who traded lick for lick with the great Eric Clapton as Derek & the Dominoes on the legendary Layla album. Again, it was Duane Allman who formed and led the Allman Brothers Band and behind them an entire new Southern Rock movement. But midway through the recording of what would become Eat a Peach, Duane died riding his beloved motorcycle.
Yet with almost superhuman resolve, singer / songwriter / organist Gregg Allman and the rest of the original group would not only continue, but reach even greater heights, eventually inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In this interview marking the forty-fifth anniversary of this bittersweet album, Gregg Allman and ex-guitarist Dickey Betts reveal how the music sustained the brotherhood. 

“The music was always kickass from the very start. That was a real constant thing in our lives. Without the music, if the music hadn’t been the way it was, then the brotherhood wouldn’t have been the way it was, and the whole thing would have collapsed a long time ago.”  - Gregg Allman
“People really appreciated watching you do a lot of improv and watching you put yourself out on a limb...and put the music back together right there on stage... We enjoyed it as much as anyone did.”  - Dickey Betts
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Monday, August 11, 2014


This summer marks the 20th Anniversary of WHERE IT ALL BEGINS, by the band and the last appearance of Dickie Betts and the late great Allen Woody in a studio album. The album was released in May of 1994. This year also marks the 45th anniversary of the band and their swan song farewell tour scheduled to end this October at the Beacon Theater in NY. I am making plans to hopefully do an exhibition in NY of my artwork for ABB at that time. I am releasing a VERY LIMITED PORTFOLIO collection only 50 sets that will include the following,

1. Hand embellished high end print and pencil signed on museum paper of the WIAB cover.
2. hand embellished high end print signed in pencil on museum paper of the 1994 tour shirt art MEDUSSA JAM
3. 1995 tour art shirt entitled AZTEC MUSHROOM .
4. A original pencil drawing by me on velum paper of the cover art signed, your chance to own a ioannis one of a kind original.
5. Artists proof of the 2007 ABB/RATDOG tour art
6. A signed DEREK TRUCKS print.
Everything comes in a black portfolio numbered with a COA.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts Share Stories Of Famed Allman Brothers Band 1971 Fillmore East Performances

Dallas, TX July 29, 2014-  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  gets a front row seat to one of Rock's legendary concert stands, The Allman Brothers Band 1971 live at the Fillmore East shows.

By 1971 the Allman Brothers Band were on a roll with their second album, Idlewild South, breaching the Top 40 sales plateau for the first time, and bandleader Duane Allman had by then recorded the now legendary Layla album with Eric Clapton as Derek and the Dominos, resulting in Duane's quick ascension to a premiere slide guitar player.

In March of that year the Allmans would perform four shows over two nights at New York's Fillmore East, as well as the venue's closing night in late June. All of these shows were recorded and select tracks were released as the band's third album in July 1971, becoming the Allman Brothers Band's first Top 10 album.

Singer, songwriter and organist Gregg Allman and former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts sat down with InTheStudio program host Redbeard to recall the magic of those original band shows on the release of The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings. Gregg Allman shares with host Redbeard the mindset that permeated the band's live performances and created some of the most legendary extended musical jams ever recorded. 

'There were no boundaries back then in the early '70s. There was no, 'We better shut this tune off at a certain time'. It was never even thought of.'

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