For the Allmans, Nowhere Left to Run to Anymore


It’s tonight at their home-away-from-home, New York’s Beacon Theatre: The last show for the Allman Brothers, the legendary rockers from Macon, Ga., who put the phenomenon known as Southern Rock on the rock ‘n roll map — thus providing an entre to the masses for many an act that grew from the genre >>>

“Forty-five years is a serious run for any band,” said guitarist Derek Trucks in the above CBS interview, and he’s right. There was temporarily some talk of disbanding after Duane Allman’s death in a traffic accident in 1971, as well as plenty of the usual problems, disagreements and personnel changes. Only Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks (Derek’s uncle) and Jaimoe remain from the band’s classic line-up.

Still, they continued down their road, partly out of respect for the older Allman brother; Derek Trucks said, in a way, it’s still “his band” — more than four decades later on what (they say) will be their collective swan song >>>

With the band members often involved in various other projects — Gregg recently published his autobiography, My Cross to Bear >>>

… it’s good to know that none of them can say they’ll have “No One To Run With” >>>


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