Friends of the Brothers: Allman Brothers Celebration w/ members of Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Dickey Betts Band, Les Brers, & more

Friends of the Brothers: Allman Brothers Celebration w/ members of Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Dickey Betts Band, Les Brers, & more

Scott Sharrard (of Gregg Allman Band) - acoustic

Jan 10 2019 · Thu

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$19 Advance / $22 Day of Show / $35 Seated

This event is 21 and over

Friends of the Brothers: Allman Brothers Celebration
Friends of the Brothers: Allman Brothers Celebration
The Friends of the Brothers are the premier tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, with most members of the group closely associated with the original band. Guitarist/singer Andy Aledort has played with Dickey Betts for 12 years. Guitarist/singer Junior Mack has fronted Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band for 12 years. Keyboardist Peter Levin toured the world with Gregg Allman for 3 years and appears on his last album, Southern Blood. Singer Lamar Williams Jr., the son of the late Allman Brothers bassist, was also featured in Les Brers, a wonderful band featuring ABB members Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge and Jack Pearson. Singer/guitarist Alan Paul is the author of One Way Out, the definitive, best-selling Allman Brothers band biography based on 25 years of reporting on and interviewing the band.

Drummer Dave Diamond is a founding member of the Zen Tricksters and a frequent member of the Assembly of Dust. He has played with Bob Weir, Derek Trucks, moe., Robert Randolph and many others. Drummer Van Romaine has been a top shelf, in-demand New York drummer for decades and has performed with too many great artists to list completely, including Steve Morse, the Dixie Dregs, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Joel and Joan Osborne. He is currently the drummer and Musical Director for multi-platinum artist Enrique Iglesias. Bassist Craig Privett is a New York veteran of countless bands and stages, including the elite Grateful Dead tribute band Half-Step. Levin, Mack, Williams and Aledort all performed with the Allman Brothers Band.

"This band is based around our shared love of the Allman Brothers Band and our friendships with one another," says Paul. "It's not just a gig. The music is holy to us, but it's also alive. We honor our friends and mentors' legacies by investing this great music with life, heart and passion. It's not about copying solos, which would be completely against the spirit the Allman Brothers had from the day Duane Allman started forming the band in 1968."

The group members’ first-hand experience with the Allman Brothers Band and their deep knowledge of the repertoire and the music’s roots and heritage allows them to play with an unrivaled depth. They perform songs from every stage of the Allman Brothers Band’s career. With Levin now recording as a member of the new Muscle Shoals band and touring with Amanda Shires and the Duane Betts and Devon Allman’s Allman Betts Band, he is sometimes replaced for gigs by Eric Finland of Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and the Eric Krasno Band.

“The Allman Brothers catalog is some of the most important and influential music of the last 50 years,” says Aledort, who has also played with Band of Gypsys and is a renowned guitar educator, having produced hundreds of books and instructional DVDs for Guitar World and others. “For a serious musician it’s very challenging to play it well. And we all just love it. I’ve had the great fortune to play with Dickey Betts for 12 years and I learned a tremendous amount standing next to the guy who invented this stuff. The music means so much to me and having had the opportunity to tour the world performing it with Dickey Betts is one of the most important things in my life and Pete feels the same way about Gregg as Junior does about Jaimoe. I love those guys and think they’re phenomenal and I welcome every opportunity to play with them. It’s a chance for people who have been there next to the real guys for a long period of time to get together and demonstrate our shared love of this music and pay homage to the band, to the Allman Brothers, to Gregg and Butch as well as Duane, Jaimoe and Berry, Oteil, Derek, Warren, Lamar, Chuck, Woody and Marc- everybody who created this great music.”

Junior Mack - Jaimoe's Jasssz Band
Andy Aledort - Dickey Betts and Great Southern
Lamar Williams Jr. - Les Brers, New Mastersounds
Ron Holloway - Saxophonist, Allman Brothers Band & Warren Haynes
Alan Paul - One Way Out: the Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band
Dave Diamond - Zen Tricksters, Assembly of Dust
Van Romaine - Steve Morse Band, Dixie Dregs, Joan Osborne
Eric Finland - Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Eric Krasno Band
Craig Privett - Half Step, Box of Rain
Scott Sharrard (of Gregg Allman Band) - acoustic
Scott Sharrard (of Gregg Allman Band) - acoustic
2018 GRAMMY nominee Scott Sharrard had been the touring guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band since the Fall of 2008. He’s been called “one of the best guitarists in the country” by Billboard. Gregg Allman, had high praise for the guitarist. “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.”

While most recently acting as Musical Director & Co-Writer for Allman and recently recording his last record "Southern Blood" in Muscle Shoals, Scott has also been concentrating on the growth of his solo career while holding Gregg's legacy near and dear as a guiding light and point of everlasting inspiration. His next album "Saving Grace" has been recorded and will be released in 2018.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003