Friends of the Brothers
Saturday, 7:30pm — Concert Stage
Friends of the Brothers is a celebration of the music of the Allman Brothers Band, with members closely associated with the original band and continuing the brotherhood with passion, committed to the ideals of every night being special and unique. Guitarist/singer Junior Mack has fronted Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band for 12 years. Guitarist Andy Aledort played with Dickey Betts for 12 years. Keyboardist Peter Levin toured the world with Gregg Allman for 3 years and appears on his final album, Southern Blood. Singer Lamar Williams Jr. is the son of the late Allman Brothers bassist and was featured in Les Brers, featuring ABB members Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge and Jack Pearson.
Singer/guitarist Alan Paul is the author of One Way Out, the New York Times bestseller hailed as the definitive biography of the Allman Brothers, based on 25 years of reporting on the band. Drummer Dave Diamond is a core member of the Zen Tricksters and has played with Bob Weir, Derek Trucks, moe., Robert Randolph and many others. Drummer Van Romaine 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.”