August 11th, 201
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE is the continuation of the group’s devotion to performing the music of the original Allman Brothers Band as it was performed in those early years before the untimely deaths of Duane and Berry Oakley and the departure of Dickey Betts. “those years were the ‘glory days’ of the Allman Brothers Band”. Unlike others who believe the band was a jam band, I share the view of the recently departed Gregg Allman, was quoted by fellow band member Butch Trucks in stating that rather than being a jam band The Allman Brothers are “a band that jams”.
Lou’s perspective on the music is that rather than free-form in its structure, form and content it is a body of work largely composed after much trial and error and ‘jamming’ in order to extract those elements which ultimately became part of the finished songs. Anyone like myself who had the good fortune to hear the Allman Brothers shows ‘back in the day’ on the same or successive nights will corroborate that though they did leave room for improvisation and personal expression, for the most part the songs remained the same.
This has continued to be the LATF’s approach to performing their music. The highly talented and committed musicians in LIVE AT THE FILLMORE r attempt to bring back, authentically, the performances of the original Allman Brothers Band. This performance is for those who were there to hear, and still remember them, along with those who have a similar love of this music and wish they had been there with us
Tickets start at $25 and will be $5 more at the door. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm