Gregg Allman: "I’ve Been Writing My Butt Off Lately"
Gregg Allman is currently working on a slew of new material, according to an interview in Charleston, S.C.‘s Post & Courier. After successfully recovering from his recent liver transplant, Allman has his sites set on a new solo album as well as The Allman Brothers Band’s first studio album since 2003.
“I’ve been writing my butt off lately,” Allman tells the paper. “I’ve always wanted to do a record where it says at the bottom, ‘All songs written by [Gregg Allman]. Throughout my career, I haven’t really been considered by the public to be a singer/songwriter, even though I wrote probably 80 percent of the Allman Brothers stuff. I haven’t fulfilled my whole writer thing yet, so hopefully that’s going to happen But if not, the next order of business will probably be the Allman Brothers, because God knows they’re past due for an in-studio record.”
Allman’s 2011 release Low Country Blues only featured one new original song, “Just Another Rider,” through he recorded another new number for the project which did not make the album’s final cut. The Allman Brothers Band are off the road for the rest of the year but will return in 2013. The band expects to have a big 45th anniversary celebration in 2014.
Allman will perform in North Charleston, SC on October 9.