GRAMMY Week Event Honors Gregg

Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman was held at City Winery in NYC

Presented in conjunction with Rounder Records and the Recording Academy Grammy® Museum, Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman featured performances by Devon Allman, Layla Brooklyn Allman, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, Tommy Emmanuel, Billy Gibbons, Jackie Greene, Warren Haynes, Alison Krauss, and Graham Nash; with musical direction from Scott Sharrard.  The event was held on Wednesday, January 24th at the City Winery in NYC.

“Gregg Allman is one of the most pivotal figures in the canon of American music,” said Scott Goldman, GRAMMY Museum Executive Director. “As a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, he was a pioneer in a quintessentially American form of music that melded blues, jazz, and rock. We are honored to continue to celebrate his life, and his final album, by bringing this special event to GRAMMY Week in New York.”

“Gregg would have been so pleased to know that Southern Blood has received the type of recognition that it has,” said Michael Lehman, longtime manager for Allman. “He also would have been so touched by this beautiful event that was planned by the GRAMMY Museum and his friend Scott Goldman, and filled with musicians that he loved and admired that want to pay tribute to his legacy.”

Gregg Allman’s Southern Blood, which has been nominated for two awards at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song for “My Only True Friend” with Scott Sharrard) serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped American music throughout the past four decades. Produced by Don Was and recorded in Muscle Shoals where Duane Allman and the earliest seeds of the Allman Brothers Band were sown, Southern Blood is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s career.

Alison Krauss and Tommy Emmanuel play Come And Go Blues

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