9/11/17: The Allman Brothers “One Way Out” 

Allman Brothers. Fillmore East. If you’re a Southern Rock fan, I don’t think I need to say anymore.  As a mstter of fact, I hate to call it Southern Rock.  Doesn’t matter. It’s just rock n roll.  With some blues, country, and jazz influences.  The Allman Brothers took the world by storm, starting back in 1969, when Duane and his younger brother Gregg put together a talented group of musicians down in Jacksonville, Florida… a group  that suffered more than its fair share of tragedy, but gave us all some incredible music.  During their early success, Duane, a fantastic slide guitar player, was killed in a motorcycle accident.  Almost exactly a year later, bass player, Berry Oakley lost his life in an eerily similar motorcycle accident close to the same spot.  Before those accidents, though, the Allman Brothers established themselves as a trend-setting band.  Especially in concert, when they could just jam on and on and on.  In 1971, they released a live album, “At Fillmore East,” and that definitely put them on the musical map, if they weren’t already.  My favorite Allman Brothers tune, “One Way Out” was on that live album, and it was in my head this morning.  As in most of the group’s songs, Gregg Allman contributed his lead vocals…anfd, of course, Gregg passed away recently.  That’s another reason I’ve been thinking about  the Allmans a lot lately, hearing them as the music in my head.

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After playing a show at The Cat’s Cradle in July and at Local 506 in August; the School of Rock students’ next public performance will be at the upcoming Carrboro Music Festival.

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