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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 05:26 AM
What will become of the ABB family once the road ends? I was at the Detroit show talking with some deadheads and they were talking about the good old days when there used to be as many people outside the show as there were inside the show. It seems like the dead family tree has withered and the leaves have fallen. I am just curious if we are going to let the same thing happen to the ABB family once Gregg decides to hang it up? It was just sad to see the state of the Dead nation and I don't want to see that happen to the ABB. How can this thing roll after Gregg is done? Will it just be over or will it live on thru Derek & Warren? I love the ABB family and don't want to see it suffer the same fate as the Dead. I am sure this is not what Jerry would have wanted for the GD and I was just wondering what can be done to prevent this from happening to our community? Maybe the road truly does go on forever? Peace and love to all and thanks to Gregg for keeping the family going strong.
 
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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 07:33 AM
Well, I think anyone who has a deep love for this music and this band as we all do, will continue to do so. Strong frindships and associations that have formed as a result of all this, will continue in small core groups of the closest friends.

Some of the folks I have met through this family, I suspect will remain lifelong friends and will get together when we can.

Musically, higher power willing, we should continue to have components of the ABB continuing for quite some time to come; Gov't Mule/Warren, DTB/Derek, Otiel, Marc. I'm sure all will continue to be musically pproductive in one capacity or another for many more years.

I'm hoping what may happen, in terms of the ABB as an entity, is that musically productive remaining members will organize some sort of ABB revival every so often, perhaps not as an ongoing thing, but a sort of reunion that would occur every so many years.

If the younger members can reassmble, (Warren, Derek, Otiel and Marc), perhaps other one time members can join the fray to round out the ensemble, like Jack Pearson, Jimmy Herring, Chuck Leavell, etc. Perhaps Susan would sing, Derek's brother duane could man one of the drum kits and other close associates from that past could rotate through, like Lee Roy Parnell, Tinsley Ellis, Audley Freed, etc.

In the musician community, I'm sure there are many who have filled guest slots, that also have a deep love for the legendary ABB and would gladly sign on for a periodic tour of some sort. Perhaps a Phill & Friends type of scenario.

That's my hope anyway, that current members and close musical associates will find a way to keep the spirit of the ABB going, long after the official band hangs up their instruments.

I don't think I would want to see them tour as the Allman Brothers band once Gregg, Jaimoe and Butch decide to retire, but it would be nice to see something billed as a revival to celebrate this rich musical legacy sprout wings and take flight every now and then.

If not, I'm sure at a minimum, Warren and Derek will occasionally fold in ABB songs to their live setlists as they proceed with their careers.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 08:10 AM
Maybe the ABB will keep this thing rolling for a few more decades.
Fine examples are BB King, Willie Nelson Guitar Shorty and lots of others.
Just because Butch has a house in France, doesn't mean he gonna be called Claude 365 days a year.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 08:13 AM
All good things come to an end, but I think we still have a few years before anything final happens. After the 40th, maybe they'll tour less, but I can't see them quitting completely for a while. I hope anyway.

To answer the question, as long as Lana will have us, I hope to keep right on posting away here at HTW.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 09:06 AM
I think its already in the works with Govt Mule, DTB, Oteil and the Peacemakers, Dickey Betts Band, Honeytribe, and others. The music will always be there. There is enough out there to keep me happy.


My question is what would happen to this site if Lana and Rowland decide to stop running it???

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 09:14 AM
There was a rumor going around the RatDog fans last night that the Dead were going to reunite and tour next summer - but it could just be a rumor....

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 09:15 AM
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There was a rumor going around the RatDog fans last night that the Dead were going to reunite and tour next summer - but it could just be a rumor....



Ummmm. Maybe they will be at Wanee with the Brothers.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 09:17 AM
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There was a rumor going around the RatDog fans last night that the Dead were going to reunite and tour next summer - but it could just be a rumor....



Ummmm. Maybe they will be at Wanee with the Brothers.


Works for me

The wookies were quite....... entertaining

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 09:17 AM
The Jam for Duane will go on regardless. I bet GABBA will too. As long as there is interest. The extended family will be around for awhile.
 
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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 10:10 AM
There's also a free outdoor concert in Macon's Central city Park every year around Duane's birthday. Canned goods are collected for the food bank. Good times, people and ABB music.
Come to think of it.....what a great place and way to end the 40th anniversary tour.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 10:18 AM
As long as I'm around there will be ABB music and the 'Jam for Duane'.
The SKYDOGS Band will be jammin' on the Brothers and the blues.
The spirit lives on..........

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 10:32 AM
I think that as long as this site exists, the community will as well.

As for Detroit, I was there as well and the wookies were entertaining...

There was one in particular who kept inching further down the main aisle during Ratdog, even though he obviously only had a lawn ticket. There were venue staffers checking tickets every few rows but he kept sneaking into empty seats when they were checking other ticketholders tickets, and we watched him eventually end up in around the third row, where we had a great view of him doing his wookie dance.

He left for awhile to go to the restroom or something and his luck ran out the second time he tried to ease back down to row three as a staffer finally spotted him trying to sneak by him and escorted him out.

You could tell by his eyes as he went by that he quite lit up.

[Edited on 8/29/2008 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 01:22 PM
I'm looking forward to Derek T. concentrating soley on his own career and stamp on the musical world. Personally, I'm not stuck in the mud of yesteryear. There is a lot of new music in the world coming out in many different genres. As for the crowds outside of the Dead shows back in the day, so what. I say go and learn an instrument and jam together, kind of like Garcia did with the banjo, instead of standing around bumming for a 'miracle ticket' while holding nitrous balloons and stinking up the joint with patchouli combined with a lack of a bath. I'm looking forward new ABB music that is coming, 40th anniversary collaborations, and then whatever happens after that happens. I think that the music of the Allman Brothers will be played, redone, and honored for decades to come, and the fact that they are still touring keeps other bands from playing the catalog more. I just hope that there are more new songs in the vein of "Instrumental Illness" coming, as that is my favorite tune from HTN because it is the younger guys in the band working together.

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 04:24 PM
Qoute:There was a rumor going around the RatDog fans last night that the Dead were going to reunite and tour next summer - but it could just be a rumor.... :Unquote

IMHO No Jerry= No Dead, but ponder this; the best thing financially for the Dead was Jerry's passing, they've been cranking out and selling CD's like crazy, I have no idea how large the Allman "vault" is probably no where near the Deads.I think they could stand to have some one with a little more marketing savy.
I've seen the Dead 50+ times and I can say that 95% of the time EVERYONE at a Dead show was your friend and Dead Heads are extremely knowledgable when it comes to music. My last Allman show the drunk guy next to me with the backward baseball hat kept asking," which one's Duane?"

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 05:09 PM
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What will become of the ABB family once the road ends? I was at the Detroit show talking with some deadheads and they were talking about the good old days when there used to be as many people outside the show as there were inside the show.


I don't see as many people outside as inside the 'good old days'. All the people who came for things other than the music were killing the Dead scene. They had to stop playing
some very nice venues because of that. I don't wish that on the Allmans.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2008 at 05:56 PM
Speaking of family, this is a good one. Doc and the boys join the brothers


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuVzLEGFt4&feature=related


hang tight they play two songs....

[Edited on 8/29/2008 by rottinpeach]

 

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  posted on 8/30/2008 at 10:56 AM
I think this bunch of Enlightened Rogues will take the message and the music and carry it on...it has to pass from us to them, whoever them will be.The band was and is the instrument, the music won't go away, that's their gift to us. Seeing the Bros now reminds me of seeing Dexter Gordon back in the early 70's. Whenever Dexter would finish a tune, he would hold his sax out in front of him to except the applause, It was as if he was saying here take it it's what its supposed to be.

 

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