The red hot Gregg Allman Band, led by music director/guitarist Scott Sharrard and featuring Peter Levin (keyboards), Steve Potts (drums), Brett Bass (bass), Jay Collins and Art Edmaiston (saxophone), Marc Franklin (trumpet), and longtime Allman Brothers Band member Marc Quinones (percussion), will perform the historic Allman Brothers Band and solo Allman catalogs as a free concerts at City Winery.
“I know all about guitar players —I’ve seen the very best — and Scott Sharrard is the perfect guitarist for my band. He understands that you don’t need to play just for the sake of playing; Scott isn’t one of those guys who thinks they’re getting paid by the note. He never steps on the vocals, and leaves plenty of room for everyone else to do their thing, but when it’s time to solo, Scott delivers, boy.”
It is with sincere regret that we announce that Gregg Allman will be unable to play the remaining shows he has scheduled for the rest of 2016 and beginning of 2017.
The City Winery residency will be rescheduled for July 2017.
Allman says, “This is the hardest thing I've had to do in a long, long, time. I've been on the road for 45 years because I live to play music with my friends for my fans. As much as I hate it, it's time for me to take some real time off to heal.”
Allman plans to take several months off to focus on his health so he can return to playing live later in 2017.
“Not making a show is a really hard decision for me because I want to play so bad, but it's also hard on my partners and fans who make plans to be with me. I never want to put anybody in a bad spot. I'm so grateful for the people that I work with and for the fans that come to my shows and I want to be at my best for all of them. That means I'm going to have to wait until I'm feeling really good, not just good enough like I have been. Good enough isn’t working for us all."