Greg Allman sizzles on ‘Greg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA’

Gregg Allman‘Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA’
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4 stars out of 5

Gregg Allman is a deserving member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. As a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and as a solo performer, Allman has been creating classic blues-tinged Southern rock for more than 45 years. Even at age 67, with all his accomplishments, Allman shows no signs of slowing down.

Gregg Allman CDHis 2011 release, “Low Country Blues,” was nominated for a Grammy and last year he and The Allman Brothers Band bid farewell with a series of concerts at New York’s famed Beacon Theater.

For his latest project, Allman returned to his old Middle Georgia stomping grounds for sprawling concert recording “Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA.” The 2-CD/1-DVD set was recorded Jan. 14, 2014, at Macon’s Grand Opera House with Allman and his eight-member solo band delivering an impressive night of music.

The CDs feature 16 tracks, with a nice mix of ABB and Allman’s solo material. Among the many highlights are “Statesboro Blues,” “I’m No Angel,” “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” “Before the Bullets Fly,” “Melissa,” “Midnight Rider” and “Whipping Post.” The DVD has the concert in its entirety, with interviews interspersed and lots of assorted bonus goodies. (Jeffrey Sisk)

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