Two-time Grammy-winning bassist Oteil Burbridge is announcing a new solo album Water In The Desert. Produced by David Ryan Harris, every track on the record was written by Burbridge and features an all-star cast of some of his favorite musicians including his brother Kofi Burbridge on keys, Dave Yoke on guitar, Lil’ John Roberts, Sean O’Rourke on drums, Miguel Atwood Ferguson on strings and outstanding vocalists Alfreda Gerald and Mark Rivers. Water In The Desert will be released on October 20, 2017.
“I started writing the songs on this record about ten years ago,” said Burbridge. “They are all songs about love in some way; finding out how to love yourself, hoping that another loved one will love you just as you are, believing in someone when they find it hard to believe in themselves, love gone wrong, or finally finding the "perfect fit." I feel like every problem we have on earth in some way comes back to the lack of love. That's really what this record is about. “
Burbridge has been in the music business touring and recording for over three decades. His first step into the national spotlight came in 1991 when he became a founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, a cult classic that has stood the test of time. That led to his membership in the classic rock group The Allman Brothers Band. Since 1997, his work with the band has earned him two Grammy nominations for best rock instrumental, in 2003 and 2004. Over the years, Burbridge has shared the stage with rock and blues legends such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Johnny Winter, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, and Trey Anastasio. In 2012, Oteil received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his 15-year contribution to the Allman Brothers Band as the longest running bassist in the band’s history.
Rounder Records has announced the release date for Gregg Allman’s final studio album. SOUTHERN BLOOD arrives everywhere on Friday, September 8th. SOUTHERN BLOOD will be available for pre-order beginning today July 26. On August 4th, a limited edition numbered double-sided picture disc will be available at some local record shops to be announced or with pre-orders of the album via GreggAllman.com.
SOUTHERN BLOOD serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades. Allman’s first all-new recording since 2011’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, LOW COUNTRY BLUES, the album is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s career, an emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn, meant to serve as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Allman collaborated on his closing project with manager and dear friend Michael Lehman and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Don Was, a longtime acquaintance and staunch supporter committed to helping the rock icon actualize his very specific aspirations.
The August 2017 Special Collectors Issue of Relix Magazine - the legacy of Gregg Allman, features an unreleased interview with Gregg from 2003 plus exclusive content, interviews, photos and more from Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring & Jerry Garcia.
This not-to-be-missed issue also features an early look at Allman’s final album, Southern Blood, which is slated for release this September.
Paying Homage to Peach Founders Gregg & Butch – Initial Tribute Lineup Announced!
Daily Lineup Announced, Single-Day Tickets On Sale Friday at Noon!
July 21, 2017 – The initial lineup for the Peach tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks has been announced. Paying to homage to Allman Brothers Band (ABB) and Peach founders, the tribute will feature friends and family from the ABB lineage, paying respect to the brothers we all sadly lost this
year. It will feature music director Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones, Duane Trucks, Devon Allman, Jack Pearson, Bruce Katz, Lamar Williams Jr., Pat Bergeson, Scott Sharrard, Pete Levin, Berry Oakley Jr., Vaylor Trucks & more!
Serving as musical director of the set is Chuck Leavell, an iconic musician who played with ABB and the Rolling Stones. “This is a golden opportunity for those of us that were close to Gregg and Butch to pay homage to them
and celebrate their lives and their many contributions to music,” said Chuck Leavell. “I’m proud to be a part of it and can’t wait to share the stage with all the great players that will be a part of it.”
Former ABB members joining the tribute are Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones and Jack Pearson. The set also includes ABB bloodlines from Duane Trucks, Devon Allman, Vaylor Trucks, Berry Oakley Jr. and Lamar Williams Jr. as well as Gregg Allman’s guitarist and musical director Scott Sharrard and
keyboardist Pete Levin. Look for more special guests to be announced soon.
The Peach daily lineup has just been announced, including single day tickets going on sale this Friday at Noon at ThePeachMusicFestival.com.
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The 2017 Peach Music Festival final lineup has been announced. The Peach Music Festival was founded by the Allman Brothers Band and this year's festival includes an all-star tribute to ABB founders Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks.
Held at Magic Mountain in Scranton, PA from August 10-13, this year's is the sixth annual Peach. Among the highlights are two nights of Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Gov't Mule and Friends with John Scofield and more, two sets from Umphrey's McGee and Joe Russo's Almost Dead, the final performance of Les Brers, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, and many, many more.
If you've been to the Peach, you know that artists will sit in with each other and take the music, and you, to a higher level than ever before.
Early bird passes are sold out but VIP and advance passes are still available. All the information is on the festival website at www.thepeachmusicfestival.com.
It will be the highlight of your summer - see you at The Peach!
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