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Published: 2013/02/21

The Allman Brothers Band Working on New Songs for The Beacon

The Allman Brothers Band are working on new, original songs for their annual run at New York’s Beacon Theatre, according to drummer Butch Trucks. The songs were written by Gregg Allman, who is enjoying a creative resurgence after successfully recovering from a liver transplant. The ABB haven’t debuted a new, original song since they introduced the Warren Haynes/Derek Trucks collaboration “Bag End” in 2009.

“I know that Gregg is in the best shape he’s probably been in for decades,” Trucks tells Relix and “He’s finally got his liver squared away—all the medications are balanced out, he’s getting his strength back and, along with that, his motivation to write songs.”

Trucks goes on to say that Allman has been working on some new originals and will rehearse them with the band this week. Allman has stated he’s been “writing his but off” in “recent interviews.“

In his interview, Trucks also outlines his 2013 plans, including The Allman Brothers Band’s summer tour schedule. Click here to read his recent Q & A. The Allman Brothers Band’s Beacon run kicks off on March 1.


There are 4 comments associated with this post

TCinNYC February 21, 2013, 13:03:46

Great to hear. My last 2 ABB shows were 3-20-09 with Clapton & the July 2011 Hep C benefit show. Both those nights were so good I am afraid to see them again & have those memories spoiled. And then there’s the prices they are charging. Whew….But new songs would sure be welcome.

Eric February 21, 2013, 13:08:56

Awesome news about Gregg, read his book, it was great, highly recommended.

TONY MCGAHEE February 21, 2013, 16:33:05


dk70 February 21, 2013, 17:03:54

Allmans at the Beacon is a surefire kickass time.

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