Warren Haynes Joins Gregg Allman at Low Country Blues Release Event
Photo by Jeffrey Dupuis
Gregg Allman celebrated the release of Low Country Blues, his first solo album in over 13 years, last night at New York’s intimate Bowery Ballroom. The Allman Brothers Band leader drew heavily from Low Country Blues with the help of his solo backing band: vocalist/percussionist Floyd Miles, keyboardist Bruce Katz, saxophonist Jay Collins, drummer Steve Potts, bassist Jerry Jemmott and guitarist Scott Sharrard. Partway through his set, Allman also brought out Warren Haynes to play guitar on the one original song on Low Country Blues, the Allman/Haynes collaboration “Just Another Rider.” Haynes—who wore a blazer onstage—remained for a take on “Dreams.” In addition, Allman performed several classics from the Allman Brothers Band repertoire, including “Melissa,” “Whipping Post” and “Statesboro Blues.” He also mixed in some older solo cuts like “I’m No Angel” and “Before Bullets Fly.” Allman and his group will perform in Jim Thorpe, PA on January 22.